Baird Ishii Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA 2015

Baird Ishii Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA

I have been patiently awaiting for Baird Ishii Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA 2015 after trying Baird’s Wabi Sabi Ale and being confused by the layers involved though my interest was piqued. Green tea and beer. Green tea and I didn’t have the best of introductions; after arriving in Japan back in 2004 and barely being able to read kanji, I picked up …

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Baird Saison Sayuri by Baird Beer

Baird Saison Sayuri ベアードセゾンさゆり

What’s a saison review doing coming out in winter? Baird Saison Sayuri was another one of those beers I bought and forgot about. Baird Saison Sayuri is a 6% Belgian style saison and part of the Baird Beer seasonal range that was released on March 21st. If you’re wondering who Sayuri is, wonder no more! It is Sayuri Baird – Bryan’s wife …

Baird Brewer’s Nightmare Rye IPA by Baird Beer

Baird Brewer's Nightmare Rye IPA

Baird Brewer’s Nightmare Rye IPA is a seasonal beer from Baird Beer, usually released to coincide with the autumn harvest at the beginning of September. Baird Brewer’s Nightmare Rye IPA is brewed with an unusually high amount of rye in the mash, something that Chris Poel, head brewer, found hard to work with initially as mentioned in the interview here. Baird …

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Baird Four Sisters Spring Bock by Baird Beer

Baird Four Sisters Spring Bock

A bock from spring in winter?! Let me explain. Baird Four Sisters Spring Bock was bought in August but has been languishing at the bottom of the beer cellar and passed over for other beers. I don’t know why now and I’m kind of regretting now buying more. Baird Four Sisters Spring Bock was first brewed in 2004 to celebrate the birth of …

Baird Shizuoka Summer Mikan Ale by Baird Beer

Shizuoka Summer Mikan Ale

Shizuoka Summer Mikan Ale seems to have slipped under the radar here at BeerTengoku as we found a bottle of it languishing in a fridge at Baird Beer Taproom in Nakameguro. It was originally released on June 27th, 2014 and is brewed using natsumikan, or summer oranges, which are grown locally in Shizuoka, where the brewery is located. The base …

Gotemba Kogen Weizenbock by Gotemba Kogen

Gotemba Kogen Weizenbock

Gotemba Kogen Weizenbock is based on the traditional German style which is a stronger version of an hefeweizen or unfiltered weizen. This one weighs in at 7% ABV and is available in a variety of sizes from the online Gotemba Kogen store. Besides that, not much else is known about Gotemba Kogen Weizenbock as there is a distinct lack of information about this …

Baird Yabai Yabai Strong Scotch Ale by Baird Beer

Baird Yabai Yabai Strong Scotch Ale

Yabai Yabai Strong Scotch Ale is, dum dum duuuuum, a scotch ale produced by Baird Beer. Scotland is known for its whisky but not so much for its beers. Due to lack of sun, nothing grows up there. Jokes aside, some stuff does grow, such as one of beer’s most important ingredients – barley. Yabai Yabai Strong Scotch Ale Aroma …

Baird Big Red Machine Fall Classic Ale by Baird Beer

Big Red Machine Fall Classic Ale

Big Red Machine Fall Classic Ale is a seasonal beer brewed by Baird Beer and is available annually from October 1st. It comes in bottle or on draught at all Baird Beer Taprooms. Big Red Machine Fall Classic Ale has an IBU of 45 units and contains four types of malts along with four types of American hops. In terms of …

Baird Pacific Porter by Baird Beer

Pacific Porter

Another Baird Seasonal Beer this time around with their Pacific Porter, their take on the Baltic Porter style. If you know your beer styles then you know that the Baltic styles are souped up porters with extra flavours and alcohol. Weighing in at 9%, the Pacific Porter is one of those rare Japanese craft beers that pack a punch, only …

Baird Morning Coffee Stout by Baird Beer

Baird Morning Coffee Stout New

Baird Morning Coffee Stout by Baird Beer is a 7% stout by Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. They must have been psychic when they came up with Morning Coffee Stout. Blending coffee and beer together, Morning Coffee Stout is brewed once a year as part of their Seasonal Baird Beer listing. The variety of coffee used changes every year, so …