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The Story of a Craft Brewery Dream

1997
Jan 01

Brewing School in California

Brewing School in California

Bryan and Sayuri Baird quit their jobs and head to the Pacific Northwest, ground zero for the U.S. craft beer renaissance, to study brewing.

2000
Jan 01

Baird Brewing Company is incorporated with seed money from friends and family.

Baird Brewing Company is incorporated with seed money from friends and family.

Co-Managing Partner John and Wife Yumi have traveled the Journey with us from the beginning.

Jan 01

Numazu Fishmarket Opens

Numazu Fishmarket Opens

No customers, just workers. Within six months of opening the Taproom doors, to great quiet and much local indifference, we knew we needed more money to survive.

2001
Jan 01

The Smallest Licensed Brewery in Japan.

The Smallest Licensed Brewery in Japan.

Baird Brewing Company is granted its brewing license and begins selling Baird Beer at its Fishmarket Taproom in January 2001. Bryan with the original 30-liter batch brewhouse.

Jan 01

“What do you mean the beer’s warm? Let me tell you something…”

“What do you mean the beer’s warm? Let me tell you something…”

We didn’t process our beer like most other breweries (big or small). Baird Beer is unfiltered and fermented twice, once in package. We serve Baird Beer not ice cold but at appropriately cool temperatures.

2003
Jan 01

First Brewery Expansion

First Brewery Expansion

We began to expand our brewery in 2003 in order to sell more Baird Beer to the thirsty Tokyo market. This 250-Liter brewing system was installed on the first floor of the Fishmarket Taproom building.

Jan 01

Debut of Bottle-Conditioned Baird Beer

Debut of Bottle-Conditioned Baird Beer

This marked the dawn of our brand artwork, developed by graphic design artist Ms. Eiko Nishida. Eiko-san continues to this day passionately crafting each piece of Baird Beer artwork.

2006
Jan 01

New Brewery Opening

New Brewery Opening

The inaugural brew at the new facility was conducted on January 1, 2006, coinciding with the 5-year anniversary of the debut of Baird Beer at the Fishmarket Taproom. It had been a tough five years, but we were making real progress.

Jan 01

New Brewery Brewhouse

New Brewery Brewhouse

We were fortunate to find a decommissioned 1,000-liter batch brewing system that had once belonged to the now defunct Suruga Beer Company.

Jan 01

Jay & Sally Baird visiting Son’s Japan Brewery for the very first time.

Jay & Sally Baird visiting Son’s Japan Brewery for the very first time.
2008
Jan 01

Baird Beer to the USA

Baird Beer to the USA

We began our export odyssey in 2008, shipping to the United States. Since then, we have gained import partners and niche access to beer markets in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong, and the list continues to grow.

Jan 01

Nakameguro Taproom Opening May 2008

Nakameguro Taproom Opening May 2008

In 2008, with plenty of brewing capacity and accumulated skill running the Fishmarket Taproom, we decided it was high time to expand our pub business with a Tokyo location.

2009
Jan 01

The Four Baird Sisters — An Experiment in Pub Rearing

The Four Baird Sisters — An Experiment in Pub Rearing

All are welcome at our Taprooms, including families with children (we raised four daughters within the walls of the Fishmarket Taproom). These are not dark dens of drinking iniquity. They are social, convivial places focused on human interaction and camaraderie.

Jan 01

Harajuku Taproom Opens

Harajuku Taproom Opens

A natural and harmonious pairing of Japanese pub “izakaya” culture with craft beer.

2011
Jan 01

Bashamichi Taproom in Yokohama Opens

Bashamichi Taproom in Yokohama Opens
The first authentic American-style BBQ in Japan opens in January 2011 with the big red oven from J&R Manufacturing in Mesquite, Texas.
2013
Jan 01

Site of our new Brewery in Shuzenji

Site of our new Brewery in Shuzenji

After a 3-year process of intensively scouting Numazu and its environs for a suitable location, we have at long last found our future.

Jan 01

Set Along the Banks of the Pristine Kano River

Set Along the Banks of the Pristine Kano River

As is evident, beer brewing is an activity deeply dependent upon and intertwined with nature and man’s harmonious cultivation of it.

Jan 01

Baird Brewery Gardens Shuzenji Ground-Breaking

Baird Brewery Gardens Shuzenji Ground-Breaking

Bryan at the traditional Japanese ground-breaking ceremony in August 2013.

Jan 01

New Brewery Under Construction

New Brewery Under Construction

Hot liquor tank. First tank standing.

2014
Jan 01

Baird Brewery Gardens Shuzenji Opens

Baird Brewery Gardens Shuzenji Opens

A back-to- nature farm-type brewery on a lovely three hectare parcel of
property in the Shuzenji area of Izu city, right on the banks of the same
Kano River that runs past our original Numazu facility, begins operations
in May, 2014.

Get To Know Us

The Baird Beer Way

We are a family company born of a deep passion for beer and a great reverence for brewing history, tradition and culture.

Our motto is Celebrating Beer.

These factors contribute a wholesome and unmistakably authentic character to Baird Beer

The Baird Beer Manifesto

Six fundamental elements form the core of the Baird Beer brand.

These elements are:

Philosophy
Fidelity
Authenticity
Inspiration
Happiness
Japan

Get To Know Us

The Baird Beer Way

We are a family company born of a deep passion for beer and a great reverence for brewing history, tradition and culture.Our motto is Celebrating Beer.

These factors contribute a wholesome and unmistakably authentic character to Baird Beer

The Baird Beer Manifesto

Six fundamental elements form the core of the Baird Beer brand.

These elements are:

Philosophy
Fidelity
Authenticity
Inspiration
Happiness
Japan


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