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Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin 2009 #3

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

Thanks to all of you who took part in the IPA Festival held at our two Taprooms. Even though climax was reached and our hop orgy is over, the IPA fun continues with today’s general release of Brewmaster’s Nightmare Rye IPA.

Brewmaster’s Nightmare Rye IPA (ABV 6.5%):

Malted rye is notoriously difficult to handle in the brewhouse. When mashing it produces a glutinous, gummy wort that is difficult to lauter. Should the brewmaster fail to set his mash bed just right or tick up the lauter speed a notch too high, a day infinitely long and arduous awaits. However, when processed deftly the malted rye lends a spicy, peppery character to the wort flavor that is supremely interesting. Combined with the spicy, fruity and herbal character of well-selected hops, the flavor reward is sublime.

Brewmaster’s Nightmare Rye IPA combines this rye-accented malt mash with gobs and gobs of resinous and spicy American hops (Warrior, Simcoe, Columbus and Santiam) producing a veritable fireworks show of flavor in the mouth. If hoppy, complex brews are your thing, this is your baby!

Draught and bottle (633 ml) versions will be available at fine Baird Beer retailing establishments throughout Japan (including the Fishmarket and Nakameguro Taprooms).

Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan

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