Shizuoka Beer 6/1~14: Baird Beer Company

The line-up!

When Bryan and Sayuri Baird founded Baird Brewery in March 2000 in Numazu City, a celebrated harbor in Shizuoka Prefecture, very few people could have imagined than no less than nine years later, their beers would be savored on both sides and across the Pacific Ocean, and in pubs and bars dotted all over Japan!

What is the secret of a couple born in Okinawa (Sayuri) and in the US (Bryan), who has succeeded in managing their business and raising their children at the same time?

In Bryan’s words, they are a family born of a deep passion for beer and a great reverence for brewing history, tradition and culture. Their motto is “Celebrating Beer”, meaning to them not simply the production and sale of beer of character and quality but even more importantly but also entailing the comprehensive enjoyment of beer in a way that enhances the overall experience of life.

Baird Beer is, above all, an experience in flavor.
The flavors of malt and hops and yeast are highlighted and celebrated to their utmost.
The basic formula for the entire line-up of hand-crafted Baird Beer is the same: “Balance + Complexity = Character”.
Baird Beers burst with flavor and character rarely witnessed in this country.
They are made in tiny batches with painstaking care, passion and reverence to tradition.

All bottled Baird beer is unfiltered and undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle, producing a lovely and completely carbonation. Yeast sediment is at the bottom of the bottle, meaning that beer should be poured gently into your glass so as to leave the yeast sediment in the bottle.

The founders!

Bottle-conditioned Baird Beer requires refrigeration, but for maximum enjoyment should be drunk at cool (8~12 C), not cold temperatures.
Although the beer can cold-aged for long periods, in general, it is highly recommended to drink them sooner than later.

Baird beers are available both as year-round brands and seasonal brands.
Year-round brands are of eight kinds:
Wheat King Ale, Rising Sun Pale Ale, Red Rose Amber, Teikoku IPA, Angry Brown Ale, Kurofune Porter and Shimaguni Stout.
The brewers of Baird Beer annually craft a plethora of seasonal beers because they are convinced that beer is simply the most diverse and exciting beverage on Earth.
Seasonal Baird Beers are produced in of five seasonal beer series:
Baird lager Beer Series, consisting of top-fermenting ales in styles such as Bock, Pilsner, Marzen and so forth.
Baird Strong Ale Beer Series with high-gravity, high-alcohol brews similar to Imperial Stout, Wheat and Barley Wine and strong Scotch Ale.
Baird Brewmaster’s Select Beer Series made with unusual ingredients such as fruits and spices , a traditional hallmark of Belgian brewing. Even Japanese mikans and kabocha, coffee and spices find their way into these brews!
Baird Beer Classics conceived to recreate classic ale styles and reminisce about the past.
Baird Wood-Aged Beer Series consisting of brews aged inside wood casks which formerly held bourbon whisky or wine, a tradition recently pioneered by craft brewers in the U.S.

All beers are available on tap, in cask-conditioned at their three Taprooms in Numazu City and Tokyo (Nakameguro and Harajuku), as well as at select pubs and restaurants in Japan.
Bottle-conditioned Baird Beer may be purchased direct from the Brewery through their website estore and through select pubs, restaurants and liquor shops in Japan.
For a complete listing of Baird beer retailers in Japan, visit the retailers section of their website at
http://bairdbeer.com/en/bairdbeer/retailers

The Fishmarket Taproom in Numazu City

Baird Beer Company presently runs three Pubs:

-Fishmarket Taproom in Numazu City.
This is where all began for Baird ber. The heart, soul, sweat and tears of thir enterprise reside there, Open in July 2000, the Numazu taproom spent many years ignored by the locals. Fortunately, though, a friendly neighborhood atmosphere, characterful beer, great beer-inspired food, and matchlee camaraderie seem to have won out. The fact that their prices are for the most reasonable for craft beer anywhere in Japan is a plus, too.
This is where you will find the brewers and owner-partners of Baird Beer drinking on a regular basis., as well as the oldest Baird fans!
Opening hours: Monday and Wednesday through Friday: 17:00~24:00, Saturday and Sunday and National Holidays: 12:00~24:00. Closed on Tuesdays
Address: 19-4, Senbonminato-cho, Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, 410-0845
Phone: 055-963-2628
Access: Tokaido Line=get off at Numazu Station. Shinkansen=disembark at Mishima and change to the Tokaido Line.

Nakameguro Taproom in Tokyo
The Nakameguro Taproom opened in May 2008 as Baird’s first Tokyo-area pub. Like the original Fishmarket Taproom, it enjoys an all-natural wood and brick décor that is warm, inviting and unpretentious. It has space to seat up to 60 patrons, which makes an ideal venue for parties and group events.
Twenty taps and four hand-pumps are devoted to the perfect dispense of a terrific variety of Baird Beer. They have added four new taps dedicated to superb rotation of other world-class craft beers.
Opening hours: Weekdays: 14:00~24:00, Saturday and Sunday and National Holidays: 12:00~24:00.
Address: Nakameguro GT Plaza C-Block 2F, 2-1-3, Kamemiguro, Meguro Ku, Tokyo:
Phone: 03-5768-3025
Access: Within walking distance of Nakameguro Station, Tokyutoyoko Line

Harajuku Taproom
Opened in August 2009, it is distinctively a Japanese-style pub in the izakaya and yakitori fashion.
The low ceiling and expert wood craftsmanship contribute to an intimate, communal environment that disguises the ample seating capacity of 40. A significant percentage of the seating is devoted to counter space around the 15-tap bar and small open kitchen.
Two hand pumps are also in action dispensing Baird beer in Real Ale style (including the year-round Harajuku Ale!).
Opening hours: Weekdays: 17:00~24:00, Saturday and Sunday and National Holidays: 12:00~24:00.
Address: No-surrender Building 2F, 1-20-13 Jingumae, Shibuya Ku, Tokyo:
Phone: 03-6438-0450
Access: Within walking distance of Hatajuku Station, Takeshita Exit, Yamate Line

For complete information,orders and blogs, check:
HOMEPAGE (English)

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TASTING:

1) ANGRY BOY BROWN ALE

I will never be able to praise Bryan Baird in Numazu City enough for contributing so much to beer and micro-brewing in Japan!

This is only my second “official tasting”: “Angry Boy Brown Ale”
(I made a point not to read Bryan’s own comments. There might be quite a discrepancy between the two of us!)

Bryan Baird Brewery: Angry Boy Brown Ale
Draught/nama Beer
Ingredients: Barley Malt, barley, hops.
Alcohol: 6 degrees
Contents: 360 ml

Clarity: smoky
Colour: rich dark brown-orange
Foam: very long head, great long-lived foam
Aroma: Oranges. Yaeats. Strong and sharp
Taste: Comparatively shart tail. Tangy orangs lingereing on at the back of the palate. Steady. Solid. Oranges, lemons, grapefruits.Dry. Welcome acidity.

Overall: Another beer suited for any food, especially meat, sausages and the like. Can be appreciated cold in summer on its own, though. Refreshing and very satisfying. Funnily enough I enjoyed eating Carr’s Whole wheat Crackers with it!

HOMEPAGE

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2) RISING SUN PALE ALE

At long last, I can start writing articles about some of the best micro beers in Shizuoka and in Japan!
Bryan Baird in Numazu City has deservedly won praise from all over the country for contributing so much to beer and micro-brewing!

My first tasting concerned “Rising Sun Pale Ale”

Bryan Baird Brewery: Rising Sun Pale Ale
Draught/nama Beer
Ingredients: Barley Malt, barley, hops.
Alcohol: 4.5 degrees
Contents: 360 ml

Clarity: smoky
Colour: rich dark orange
Foam: long head, thick steady foam
Aroma: Yeast, bread, oranges
Taste: Dry. Steady dry tail. Sharpish. Oranges

Overall: A beer suited for any food, especially meat, sausages and the like. Can be appreciated cold in summer on its own, though. Refreshing and satisfying.

Bryan’s comments: “This quenching brew is crafted in the American West-Coast style. It sports a beautiful soft citrus hop aroma, which gives way to a round, honey-fruit flavour. The finish is crisp and refreshing”>

HOMEPAGE
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3) NUMAZU ALE

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Baird Beer owned by Bryan Baird in Numazu City is not only a household name but a truly internationally-recognized brewery in spite of its relatively short history.
Living in Shizuoka Prefecture makes it easy to get their brews as more and more local sake shops are marketing them!

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We are also blessed with beautiful labels which are sale at a bigger size for the pleasure of collectors.
This particular label is an abstract rendition of Numazu City harbor!

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Product name: Baird Beer-Numazu Ale
Unfiltered
Ingredients: (German) malt, barley, sugars, hops, yeast
Volume: 360 ml
Alcohol: 5%
Process: Unfiltered. Double fermentation for natural bubbles. Live yeast

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Clarity: Slightly smoky but very clean aspect
Color: Orange, color deeper than usual lagers
Foam: Fairly long head. Light bubbles
Aroma: Bread, oranges
Taste: Well rounded, deep and rich attack.
Very clean impression.
Complex.
Bread, oranges.
Very refreshing though not a thirst-quenching beer.
Welcome acidity.
Pleasantly lingers for a while on a drier note with more oranges and hints of nuts and persimmon.
persimmon actually tends to take over the oranges on the second sip with more welcome acidity.

Overall: Very refreshing but deep beer.
Usually I conduct my beer tastings in the afternoons when my palate is not influenced by any food or else. This beer has the the gratifying quality of welcoming you with a nourishing feeling!
Accordingly I would advise all true beer lovers to drink it at ease to fully enjoy its rich and utterly rewarding taste.
Good, I should say great, beers should be drunk on their own and Bryan Baird is known all over the world for its sublime brews!
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4) KUROFUNE PORTER

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Summer has come and it is a god time to enjoy cool beer in late afternoons!

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Today after having spent 4 hours non-stop on a bicycle and taken a bath I had this Kurofune Ported by Baurd Berr Berwery which has just moved its headquarters in Shuzenji, Izu Peninsula!

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Product name: Baird Beer-Kurofune Porter
Unfiltered
Ingredients: malt, barley, sugars, hops, yeast
Volume: 360 ml
Alcohol: 6%
Process: Unfiltered. Double fermentation for natural bubbles. Live yeast

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Clarity: Smoky but very clean
Color: Dark brown
Foam: Fairly long head. Fine bubbles. Milk coffee color
Aroma: Solid. Bread, caramel
Taste: Well rounded, deep and rich attack. very refreshing for a porter.
Lighter than expected.
Dry. Caramel, bread.
Pleasantly lingers on with a drier accent, more caramel and coffee beans.

Overall: A very satisfying brew, but quite elegant and light for a porter.
Chilled, it makes for a superlative summer or evening drink.
Although it marries well with food, one can best appreciate it on its own!
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5) RED ROSE AMBER ALE

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Due to increasing demand, Bryan Baird had to move his brewery from Numazu City to Shuzenji in Izu Peninsula recently, but on the other hand his beers are increasingly available in many stores in Shizuoka City!

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“Red Rose Amber Ale” was named so because Bryan wanted to introduce the taste of red roses in this beer dark ale!

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Product name: Baird Beer-Red Rose Amber Ale
Unfiltered
Ingredients: barley malt, barley, sugars, hops, yeast
Volume: 360 ml
Alcohol: 5.5%
Process: Unfiltered. Double fermentation for natural bubbles at low teperature. Live yeast

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Clarity: Smoky but very clean (natural for unfiltered beer)
Color: Dark orange
Foam: Long head. Fine bubbles. Very light orange color
Aroma: Solid. Fruity. Oranges, citruses, bread
Taste: Dry, deep and fruity attack. Very refreshing.
Dry oranges, bread with hints of persimmon. Late appearance of apricots.
Varies little with food, except for deeper and drier oranges.
Lingers for a while in the palate before leaving with an even drier note.

Overall: Very refreshing, deep, solid, reliable and elegant craft beer.
Enjoyable in any season. Great with food.
Personally I enjoy it most on a hot evening on its own, lightly chilled, and try to savor it as slowly as possible (not easy!)!
Mind you, because of its strong orange taste, might be best enjoyed in winter in Shizuoka!
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6) SURUGA BAY IMPERIAL IPA

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IPA is a classic name for a craft beer and Bryan Baird gave his creation a great name, “Suruga bay, the very bay that bathes the center of Shizuoka Prefecture!

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Did you know that Baird Beer labels have become classics available on the market?

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Product name: Baird Beer Suruga Bay Imperial IPA
Grain malt, grain, hops, sugars, live yeast
Unfiltered
Alcohol: 7.5 degrees
Contents: 360 ml

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Clarity: slightly smoky (normal considering live yeast and being unfiltered), very clean
Color: persimmon color
Bubbles: very fine bubbles. longish head, white
Aroma: assertive and fruity. Dry. Oranges and citruses
Taste: very deep dry refreshing attack with great acidity.
Lingers on the palate with more acidity and citruses.
Very easy to drink in spite of its high alcohol contents.
Fruity. Oranges, bread.
Varies little with food.

Overall: Refreshing, solid and reliable craft beer for dry beer lovers.
Its welcome acidity makes it the perfect beer for a hoot summer drink!
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7) TEIKOKU IPA

“Teikoku” in Japanese means “Empire”
Interesting enough Baird Beer also produces and a Suruga Bay Imperial IPA!

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Another label for collectors!

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Product name: Baird Beer Teikoku IPA
Ingredients: malt, barley, hops, sugars, yeast
Unfiltered
Double fermentation
Natural carbonation
Alcohol/ABV: 6.5%
Contents: 330 ml

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Longish head
Bubbles: fine. White
Clarity: smoky (normal as it is unfiltered). Very clean
Color: Dark orange/persimmon
Aroma: assertive. Bread, hints of oranges and roasted oats.
Refreshing, dry, light and fruity approach.
Bread, hints of caramel and roasted oats, dry coffee beans.
Lingers on pleasantly with welcome acidity.
Changes little with food but for a deeper dryness backed with lighter acidity.
Dry roasted oats and coffee beans making a srong comeback once away from food.

Overall: Deep, dry and complex craft beer!
Lots of character.
Multiple facets keeping coming up!
A challenge for connoisseurs!
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8) Shizuoka Beer tasting: Baird Beer Brewery-Suruga Bay Imperial IPA (Conducted at ICN Cafe in Shizuoka City!)

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The other day I visited ICN Cafe for a chat with a friend in the afternoon and I took advantage of one the craft beers they serve there!

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ICN cafe is a bar/cafe I would recommend to people in search of some welcome quietude away from the crowds around a beer, some tasty Italian fare or just a coffee in a space which has a lot offer。

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They do have the merit to serve a whole range of bottled beers all day long and I’m pretty grateful for the fact that they offer a brand by Baird Beer Co., arguably the most famous brewery in our Prefecture!
Suruga Bay Imperial IPA!

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Ingredients: Barley, malt, hops, Sugars, Yeast
ABV: 8.5%
Clarity: slightly smoky (normal considering live yeast and being unfiltered), very clean
Bubbles: Short head, fine bubbles, white
Color: Orange/persimmon color
Aroma: Deep, dry and fruity aroma. Oranges
Taste: very refreshing, beautifully dry attack backed with lots of fruit and just the right amount of welcome acidity
Complex: oranges, persimmons.
Lingers long enough for true tasting before departing with more dry oranges and hints of apricots.
varies little with food but for a drier note.

Overall: A magnificent beer.
Easy to drink in spite of high alcohol content.
A craft beer for all seasons which should appeal to anyone!

ICN Cafe

Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Shichiken Cho, 5-8, Miraie Shichiken Cho Bldg., 2F
Tel.: 054-273-8178
Opening hours: Cafe time, 11:00~17:00
Bar Time: 18:00~23:00
Cafe time only on Sundays
Closed on Mondays
HOMEPAGE
Parties welcome!
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9) Baird Beer-Morning Coffee Stout (Tasted at Hug Coffee Espresso Roaster in Shizuoka City!)

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I just discovered that it was possible to conduct the tatsting of at least 9 craft beers by Bryan Baird’s brewery, namely Baird Beer Co. in a small cafe & bar in Shizuoka City!: Hug Coffee Espresso Roasters!

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Bryan Baird’s recent visit to Hugs Coffee Espresso Roasters!

It all happened during Bryan Baird’s visit to the cafe when hey struck a deal to create and market a seasonal limited beer!

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Morning Coffee Stout!

Name: Baird Beer Morning Coffee Stout, No beer, no coffee, no life!
Bottle contents: 330 ml
Barley, barley malt, sugars, coffee beans (provided by Hug Coffee Co.), yeast
Double fermentation
Unfiltered
Alcohol: 7%
Bubbles: very fine bubbles. Long head. Creamy. Milk coffee color
Clarity: slightly smoky (normal considering live yeast and being unfiltered), very clean
Color: very dark brown
Aroma: discreet, dry coffee
Taste: very deep and dry attack.
Very refreshing but solid and satisfying.
Coffee beans surging strongly all inside the palate.
Lingers long enough for true tasting.
Stays true to first impression all the way through.
Varies little with food.

Overall: Intriguing and eminently enjoyable craft beer!
Mind you, you end up torn between coffee and beer!
A must for flavored beer lovers!

HUG COFFEE ESPRESSO ROASTER

420-0857 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Tenma Cho, 8-1-1, Sunrose Bldg., 1F, No. 1-2-8
Tel.: 080-1609-5869 (Miyako Suzuki Manager)
Opening hours: 12:00~24:00
Closed on Tuesdays
Non-smoking!
HOMEPAGE
FACEBOOK
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10) Baird Beer-Double Strike Apple Ale (Tasted at Hug Coffee Espresso Roaster in Shizuoka City!)

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The other day I had another opportunity to visit zany Hug Coffee Espresso Roasters in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City as they had announced on Facebook that they were serving an extremely limited brew by Baird Beer Co!

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It is another collaboration beer made with apples from Nagano Prefecture: Double Strike Apple!
But as Hug Coffee Espresso Roaster received only 36 bottles you will have to hurry!

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Name: Baird Beer Doible Strike Apple Ale!
Bottle contents: 330 ml
Wheat, malt, sugars, Nagano prefecture apples, live yeast
Double fermentation
Unfiltered
Alcohol: 5.5%

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Bubbles: very fine bubbles. Long head. Creamy. White
Clarity: slightly smoky (normal considering live yeast and being unfiltered), very clean
Color: dull deep orange
Aroma: assertive and fruity. Apples
Taste: Dry and fruity approach.
Light approach.
Apples, cider.
Very refreshing. Drinks more like a cider tan a beer.

Overall: very interesting fruit craft beer.
Very refreshing and easy to drink.
Will please ladies in particular, although gentlemen will find it perfect or an afternoon beer!
Vastly superior to fruit beers found on the market!

HUG COFFEE ESPRESSO ROASTER

420-0857 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Tenma Cho, 8-1-1, Sunrose Bldg., 1F, No. 1-2-8
Tel.: 080-1609-5869 (Miyako Suzuki Manager)
Opening hours: 12:00~24:00
Closed on Tuesdays
Non-smoking!
HOMEPAGE
FACEBOOK
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11) Baird Beer Bay Steam Lager at Beer No Yokota in Shizuoka City!

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Service: Very friendly if a bit shy
Facilities: Very clean. Superb toilets for a pub!
Prices: Appropriate
Strong Points: Baird Beer! Other Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan and overseas beers on the tap.
Entirely non-smoking!

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The other day I paid a long overdue visit to Beer no Yokota Pub in Shizuoka City!
They are famous all over town and far beyond for serving all kinds of craft beers on the tap.

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The menu does change regularly.
These days apart of Baird Beer (Shuzenji) they also serve Hansharo/Kuraya Narsawa Brewery (Izu no Kuni City) and Aoi Beer (Shizuoka City) as well as craft beers from Niigata, Morioka, Shiga and Mie and one from America!

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The place is entirely non-smoking, a major plus when tasting craft beer!

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I took the opportunity to taste the Bay Steam Lager by Baird Beer!

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Served on tap
Barley, barley malt, hop, sugars, live yeast
Unfiltered
Alcohol/ABV: 5%
Bubbles: fine bubbles shortish head, white color
Clarity: slightly smoky (normal considering live yeast and being unfiltered), very clean
Color: Deep orange color
Aroma: dry and fruity. Oranges, Biscuits
Taste: deep and fruity attack with a soft approach.
Complex. Biscuits, bread, hints of oranges.
Lingers long enough for true tasting before departing on a comparatively dry and soft note.

Overall: another intriguing craft beer by Baird Beer!
Soft on the palate and complex.
A craft beer you feel very content to drink on its own for its sole value.
Both genders of any age will appreciate it!

BEER NO YOKOTA PUB
420-0031 Shizuoka Shi, Aoi Ku, Gofuku-Cho, 2-5-12 (2 minutes on foot from Gofuku Cho Scramble. Check map on homepage)
Tel.: 054-255-3683
Opening hours: 17:00~24:00 (from 15:00 on weekends and National Holidays)
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)
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12) Shizuoka Beer Tasting: Baird Beer Shuzenji Heritage Helles (Tasted at Hug Coffee Espresso Roaster in Shizuoka City!)

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It was certainly good to discover that it was possible to conduct the tasting of at least 9 craft beers by Bryan Baird’s brewery, namely Baird Beer Co. in a small cafe & bar in Shizuoka City!: Hug Coffee Espresso Roasters!

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This time I sampled Shuzaenji Heritage Helles!

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Name: Baird Beer Shuzenji Heritage Helles
Bottle contents: 330 ml
Barley, barley malt, sugars, yeast
Double fermentation
Unfiltered
ABV: 5%

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Bubbles: very fine bubbles. Long head. white
Clarity: slightly smoky (normal considering live yeast and being unfiltered), very clean
Color: orange
Aroma: dry and fruity.Bread, biscuits, oranges.
Taste: dry and fruity attack.
Complex: bread, biscuits, oranges.
Lingers long enough for true tasting before departing on a soft and dry note with oranges, apricots and hints of lemon.
Very pleasant on the palate.
Soft oranges and biscuits tend to come back with every sip.

Overall Elegant and deep lager for all seasons.
Both complex and gentle on the palate, a craft beer best appreciated slightly chilled at first and slowly drunk as its temperatures slowly to reveal more facets.
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13) Baird Beer The Carpenter’s Mikan Ale (Tasted at Hug Coffee Espresso in Shizuoka City!)

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Hug Coffee Espresso Roaster just behind Cenova Department Store in Shizuoka City is known for serving limited brews by Baird Beer (Shuzenji, Shizuoka Prefecture) and I certainly never miss them!

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The latest one: The Carpenter’s Mikan Ale!

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“Mikan” are mandarin oranges grown in Shizuoka Prefecture!

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Name: Baird Beer The Carpenter’s Mikan Ale
Bottle contents: 330 ml
Wheat, wheat malt, mikan (mandarin oranges), hops, sugars, yeast
Double fermentation
Unfiltered
ABV: 7%

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Bubbles: very fine bubbles. Long head. creamy, white
Clarity: slightly smoky (normal considering live yeast and being unfiltered), very clean
Color: orange
Aroma: very fresh, dry and fruity. Oranges, faint biscuits
Taste: Dry and fruity attack.
Oranges.
Lingers long enough for true tasting before departing on a more acid note and more oranges and lemon.
Sweetish biscuits tend to appear before leaving place to dry oranges.

Overall: Splendid craft fruit beer!
Great balance with a remarkable acid finish.
Very elegant for a fruit craft beer!
Will please every gender of any age all year round (that is if it is still available!)!
Another beauty by Baird Beer!

HUG COFFEE ESPRESSO ROASTER

420-0857 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Tenma Cho, 8-1-1, Sunrose Bldg., 1F, No. 1-2-8
Opening hours: 12:00~24:00
Closed on Tuesdays
Non-smoking!
HOMEPAGE
FACEBOOK

14) 2017 India Pale Ale

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The other day I had the opportunity to visit the newly opened Craft Beer Bar in Shizuoka City: Hug Hop!

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And among their offerings I spotted a very limited craft beer by Baird Beer, the Craft Beer Brewery owned and run by Bryan Baird in Shuzenji, Izu Pninsula, Shizuoka Prefecture: 2017 India Pale Ale!

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Served on tap
Aloha Malted malt (USA), Pilsner malt (Germany), Wien malt (Austria), Munchen malt (Germany). Tettnang hop (New Zealand). Dry hop: Whole flower corn hop (USA). Fresh hop: Toros hop (Germany), Magnum hop (Germany). House Lager yeast (USA). Sugars.
ABV: 7%
IBU: 75
SRM: 3.1

Bubbles: long head, very fine bubbles, white
Color: dark lemon color
Aroma: dry and fruity. Citruses, lemon.
Taste: dry and fruity attack. Lemon, citruses, bread.
Lingers long enough on palate for true tasting before departing on drier/more bitter notes of citruses.
Pleasant alcohol all the way through.
Stays true all the way.

Overall: very bitter type of IPA.
Although tasted in winter would become a welcome craft beer for all seasons.
Its bitterness will please gentlemen in particular.
Suggested pairings: pork, chicken liver, fried potatoes.

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