Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2009/12)

Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin 2009 #12

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

The onset of this sultry, summer-like weather seems the perfect opportunity to release two extremely quenching Baird Beer seasonals: Saison Sayuri & European Summer Ale.

*Saison Sayuri 2009 (ABV 5.5%):

Saison is an idiosyncratic Belgian-style beer of moderate strength that tends to be spicy and highly refreshing. Sayuri, of course, is my wife and partner and matron saint of Baird Beer. Saison Sayuri is my annual birthday tribute to this lovely woman. The 2009 version is brewed with small spice-like additions of the peels and fresh juice of local daidai citrus fruit and is fermented with a combination of two highly characterful Belgian yeast strains. The result is a piquantly quenching brew that still manages a great, albeit understated, depth of character. Saison Sayuri is available on draught at our Taprooms and at other excellent Baird Beer retailing pubs in Japan. It also is being sold by fine liquor stores in Japan in 633 ml bottles.

*European Summer Ale (ABV 5.5%):

This is an English-style summer ale brewed with English malts but hopped with German and Czeh hop varieties (Hallertau Tradition, Hallertau Hersbrucker and Czeh Saaz). It is playful and zesty in the mouth and sports a wonderfully floral, herbal hop aroma. This small-batch brew is available only on hand-pump as Real Ale at our Nakameguro and Fishmarket Taprooms. Come in for a pint or three while the gettin’ is good.

Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan

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