Japan Eats

Japan Booze Blind: Baird Fall Beers

Host Christopher Pellegrini discusses fall beers with the Baird Nakameguro Taproom’s Marco McFarren.

Following up on our Summer Beers episode shot earlier this year at the Nakameguro Taproom, Baird’s Marco McFarren kindly invited us back for a quick run-through some of their maltier selections.

In this video Marco introduces Christopher to Big Red Machine, Angry Boy Brown Ale and their Baltic Porter, all of which are currently on tap at the Nakameguro and Harajuku Taprooms. As the mercury continues to fall in Tokyo, these richer ales match the weather outside as perfectly as the summer ales did back in July.

The Nakameguro Taproom is hosting an event this coming Saturday (Japanese) and Sunday (English), November 13th and 14th, that is part of its Beer School series. This time around they’re introducing participants to Baird’s many autumnal libations in their first ever “Falling for Brew” seminar. Anyone who is interested can check here for more information. Tickets (3,200 yen for food and drink) are selling well, so reserve yours soon.

On a more general note, the Taproom also has a substantial food menu ranging from pretzels and nuts (with free refills, 500 yen) to a fantastic gourmet cheeseburger (1100 yen), with a delicious tangy sauce, fresh, tasty veggies, and an herb-encrusted bun, as well as pub classics, like fish and chips.

Good whisky and some cocktails are available for those who, for whatever reason, aren’t in the mood for one of the best beers in Japan at the moment.

Baird Beer’s Nakameguro Taproom is located at:
Nakameguro GT Plaza C-Block 2F, 2-1-3 Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5768-3025

Directions: Turn right out of the gates at Nakameguro station (Tokyu Toyoko line or Metro Hibiya line) and go under the bridge. You’ll see a huge white building (Nakameguro GT), walk through the courtyard and look up to the second floor. The Taproom is above the 7-Eleven and Kaldi Coffee – you can see it through the glass.

The Nakameguro Taproom seats about 60 people at long tables, a small bar, or counters running around the perimeter.

About Marcus
Itinerant photographer and food pornographer.