Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2009/20)

Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin 2009 #20

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

The heat and langour that typify the “dog days” of August are waning; autumn is in the air. Therefore, we are in a rush to release a first-time Baird Beer end-of-summer seasonal brew: Dog Days Golden Ale.

*Dog Days Golden Ale (ABV 5.3%):

Zesty and effervescent, Dog Days Golden Ale is lightly hopped (20 BUs) with three American varieties: Galena, Perle and Vanguard. The light kiss of hop bitterness is just sufficient to balance the soft honey-biscuit flavor of the simple malt bill (Maris Otter, Carahell, Caramel Wheat). A sprite floral hop flavor and aroma (dry-hopping with Vanguard) remind the imbiber that the end of summer is near. Let’s enjoy what’s left of it!

Dog Days Golden Ale will be available on draught at our Taproom pubs beginning Wednesday, August 26 as well as at other Baird Beer retailing pubs and restaurants in Japan. 633 ml bottles can be purchased direct from the brewery as well as through the fine family of Sakaya which retail Baird Beer in Japan.

As craft brewers, we enjoy autumn every bit as much as we do summer. In anticipation, and celebration, of the onset of fall, we are releasing (rather, re-releasing) a unique style of dark lager that we have been conditioning since its original release in April 2008: Baird Pacific Porter.

*Baird Pacific Porter (ABV 6.6%):

This is the Baird Beer version of a Baltic Porter (a strong dark beer fermented with lager yeast that has enjoyed historical popularity in Baltic region countries). The color is deep copper-brown. The aroma is soft, round and fruity with a hint of chocolate. The body is chewy but not thick. Subtly sweet flavors of caramel and milk chocolate are highlighted magnificently by an underbelly of nut and pit fruit character. The overall impression is one of smoothness and balance.

Limited quantities of Pacific Porter (including 360 ml bottles) remain and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan

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