Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2010/06/24)

Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin

Shizuoka Summer Mikan Ale 2010 Debut

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

The onset of sultry summer weather is a call for refreshment. Baird Beer is responding with the release of Shizuoka Summer Mikan Ale 2010.

*Shizuoka Summer Mikan Ale 2010 (ABV 5.5%):

A summer mikan (natsumikan) is a grapefruit-like citrus fruit that is tart and sweetly sour in flavor and wonderfully aromatic. The only fruit to make it through the doors of the Baird Brewery, of course, is fresh whole fruit recently plucked from the land. Our summer mikans are Shizuoka-grown, right in the Heda orchard of our carpenter-partner-friend, Mitsuo Nagakura. The bounty of fruit is painstakingly hand-processed by the Baird Brewery team before its introduction into the brewhouse. The 2010 natsumikan harvest was particularly good and you can taste all of its glory in each sip of this extraordinarily zesty brew.

The refreshing citrus character of Shizuoka Summer Mikan Ale is not supplied by fruit alone. The natsumikans are complemented beautifully by deft additions of three citrusy American hop varieties: Simcoe, Centennial and Amarillo. The quenchingly brisk and tart result is summer paradise in a glass!

Shizuoka Summer Mikan Ale 2010 will be available on draught and in bottles (633 ml) beginning Friday, June 25. Individual consumers can purchase bottles direct from the brewery via our online E-Shop:


Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan

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2 thoughts on “Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2010/06/24)”

  1. Since you’re such good friends with Bryan Baird, why hasn’t he named a beer after you? If enough of your readers wrote to him, do you think he’d honor you by naming his least expensive beer “Bob’s Brew”?


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