Monday, March 15, 2010

Baird Brewing Company


This past weekend, to celebrate Mike's 30th birthday (!), we went to Numazu to visit Baird Beer's Numazu Fishmarket Taproom. I first learned of the craft brewery and pub from this blog, and their rave reviews were spot-on. Microbrews (especially good ones) aren't always easy to find in Japan, and even though it was a bit of a drive to get there, it was completely worth it, Baird Beer is fantastic!


They have a huge selection to choose from, and I liked every one that I tasted, but my favorite was probably the Morning Coffee Stout. So good. I also loved the beer descriptions, particularly the one for the Obatarian Strong English Ale. I laughed out loud in the pub as I read it. And if you are in Japan, but can't make it to Numazu or Tokyo, you are still in luck. They have an on-line shop where you can order their regular and seasonal beer selections and get them shipped right to your door!

6 comments:

K and S said...

sounds delicious!

Mike said...

fantastic trip. Thanks deary! and bairds really is legendary. Great food, great bevs, and a great atmosphere. cheers to the guys blogging at good beer and country boys as well!

Linny said...

It certainly was K and S! I'm happy we brought a few beers back with us to enjoy this weekend too!

DH said...

Linny, great review. I promise you'll find it the same every time you go back, and now that you are hooked--you have to make it back to try all of their seasonals! The Morning Coffee Stout is awesome and my fiance's favorite beer. The summer season will bring lots of lighter, fruiter, and wheat beers--great for the warm weather. The Izu peninsula really is a beautiful place in summer! Glad you follow the blog, yours rocks!

Chris Poel said...

Thanks for the excellent review of our Taproom -- kind words are always appreciated.

I'm also a former Michigander -- in another lifetime. But now I'm a full-time Japan resident and lead brewer at Baird. Life is good. Hope we can meet up next time you're in town.

Linny said...

Thanks DH - and I am indeed completely hooked! Don't know what I'm going to do when we head back to the States!

Chris - sorry we didn't get to meet you during our visit, but we certainly enjoyed the fruits of your labor!