Topic: Baird Beer Seasonal Release — Faded Glory Pale Mild & Sunset Beach Blonde Ale
Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:
The summer heat has reached high intensity. Baird Beer is responding with the maiden release of two wonderful summer session beers — Faded Glory Pale Mild and Sunset Beach Blonde Ale.
1) Faded Glory Pale Mild (ABV 2.7%): Pale Mild is a classic English beer style that, much like the British Empire, has become essentially an historical relic. It is an unfashionably light gravity and low alcohol ale meant to replenish and not to inebriate. The modern renaissance in craft brewing, with American craft beer in the lead role, has largely ignored this historical style and others of its ilk. To be honest, the brewing of low-gravity “small” beers is an extremely challenging task for the brewer because she is attempting to achieve flavor and character with the use of much less raw ingredient material. The Baird brewers relish the challenge and love the tribute that it pays to beer history and tradition.
Faded Glory Pale Mild is amber-gold in color, very lightly floral in aroma and somewhat biscuity in flavor. It is fresh and smooth from start to finish. This is a beer where flavor, refreshment and history meet at the crossroads!
2) Sunset Beach Blonde Ale (ABV 5.2%): This American-style Golden Ale is a child of the modern craft beer renaissance. Smooth, quenching and quaffable, it stands out from industrial beer in its depth of flavor and high hop character.
Sunset Beach Blonde Ale is sunset gold in color, softly fruity in flavor and it sports a wonderful floral-spice hop (highlighted by U.S. Vanguard) aroma. If you find yourself sitting on a beach, gazing out over the Pacific ocean and witnessing a glorious sunset, this would be your beer of choice!
Both beers begin pouring from the Fishmarket Taproom taps on Thursday, August 2. The debut at Baird Beer retailers in Japan will be Friday, August 3. Small quantities of bottle-conditioned Faded Glory Pale Mild are available, otherwise, these beers are draught-only.