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Craft “Beer Paradise” in Japan

Along the Kano River of the Shuzenji area of Izu city in Japan, a new craft beer destination has opened.

Heather Vandenengel Aug 8, 2014 - 3 min read

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Baird Beer’s 60-hectoliter (about 50-barrel) brewery, orchard, hops yard, 20-tap tasting room, and future campground.

The grand opening celebration for the craft brewery’s new headquarters was on June 1, but the brewery has been roughly three years in planning, says Co-owner and Brewer Bryan Baird, who founded the company with his wife Sayuri Baird in 2000.

The vision was of “a beautiful, idyllic country brewery that celebrates the intimate connection between nature and beer,” says Baird. “We see our Baird Brewery Gardens Shuzenji grounds as a sort of [craft] beer paradise.”

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