Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2009/11/16)

Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

After several months of conditioning, the 2009 version of Yabai-Yabai Strong Scotch Ale is at last ready for release. The draught version will be pouring from our Taproom taps as well as the taps of other Baird Beer retailing pubs and restaurants beginning Thursday, November 19. 633 ml bottles will be available for purchase beginning the same day at fine craft beer retailing liquor stores throughout Japan.

Yabai-Yabai Strong Scotch Ale (ABV 7.7%):

Scotland, an historically important center of beer brewing, has a cool climate that favors cultivation of the hardy barley plant. Scottish Ales, thus, tend to feature the rich and robust flavor of malted barley. Baird Yabai-Yabai Strong Scotch Ale is, in a word, opulent! The color is a deep mahogany brown and the head is dense, creamy and tan. The aroma is one of soft fruit esters and warm fusel alcohols. The body is chewy and the flavor exhibits notes of molasses, caramel apples, rum cake and pit fruit. One hearty pint is enough to take the bite out of the late autumn chill. Two pints will leave you toasty, and blissfully, warm. Three pints and…. YABAI!

Beers for Books Charity Event @ Numazu Fishmarket Taproom (Sunday, November 22):

The Numazu Fishmarket Taproom is joining hands with the Beers for Books organization ( to raise money for the Room to Read charity which purchases books for poverty-stricken kids in third world countries. All day long on Sunday, November 22, the Fishmarket Taproom will donate 100 yen per Baird Beer pint sold (and 10% of revenue generated from other drink sales) to the Room to Read charity. In conjunction, the Baird Brewery will be conducting charity-supporting brewery tours for interested attendees at 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00 pm. A charity beer quiz and guess the # of hops in the Jar contest also will be held and prizes awarded. We even are trying to organize a catch the biggest fish competition hopefully to be held in the fish market inner harbor across from the Taproom. This is a terrific cause and the event promises to be as enjoyable as it is constructive. Please plan on joining us.


Bryan Baird
Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan

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