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Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin 2008 #2

Topic: Seasonal Release — Ganko Oyaji Barley Wine 2008

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

Winter is a time of hibernation for many species. The Barley Wine style of beer is not one of these. Winter is the season that this big bear of the beer world comes out to play. Baird Ganko Oyaji (“Stubborn Ol’ Man) Barley Wine 2008 is being released from his cellar cave today. Beware!

*Ganko Oyaji Barley Wine 2008 (ABV 9%):

Brewed in May 2007 and packaged the following month, Ganko Oyaji Barley Wine 2008 has enjoyed ample time for maturation and flavor evolution. The depth and complexity derived from this long period of conditioning is further augmented by a grist bill dominated by rich English Maris Otter pale ale and caramel malt varieties as well as a hop schedule that combines the strength of American varieties (Simcoe and Nugget) with the nuanced subtlety of English ones (Fuggle and East Kent Golding). At packaging, Ganko Oyaji was kraeusened with Amber Ale wort which promoted a superb secondary
fermentation and vibrant natural carbonation.

Ganko Oyaji is now on tap at Baird Beer’s Fishmarket Taproom in Numazu and will be available at select Baird Beer retailers in Japan beginning Friday, January 25.

Please mark your calendar for a special upcoming beer event to be hosted at the Fishmarket Taproom: Baird Big Beer Winter Week 2008 (Wednesday, February 13 through Monday, February 18). This week long event will allow us to focus the spotlight on the wonderful world of strong ales and lagers and highlight the affinity they share with fine food. Every strong ale and lager brewed by Baird Beer over the past year will be served during this strong beer bonanza. A unique menu of specialty cuisine to match these strong libations will also be featured. Precise details regarding the beers and the food will be provided in the next bulletin.

Bryan Baird


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