Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2010/07/06)

Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin

Debut – Baird 10-Year Summer Ale; Fishmarket Taproom 10-Year Anniversary Celebration

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

The season of sweltering heat and prodigious perspiration has once again arrived. The best way we know to beat the heat is with a refreshing pint in a cool pub. We are busy providing both. The newest in our parade of quenching brews is Baird 10-Year Summer Ale.

New Seasonal Baird Beer Releases:
*Baird 10-Year Summer Ale (ABV 4.8%):

10 years in craft brewing is reason for celebration. Most commemorative or celebratory beers tend to be big, strong and heavy in character. This is not a requirement, however. What is important is character that is special and worthy of celebration. We deliver just that to you in this brisk and fragrant commemorative 10-year summer ale.

The starting gravity of Baird 10-Year Summer Ale is on the low side (11.7 P), its bittering units are moderate (25 IBU) and its alcohol strength mild (4.8%). The ale bursts forth from the pint glass, though, with a provocatively refreshing character. The gorgeously fragrant aroma is courtesy of dry-hopping with a combination of Styrian Golding and Santiam hops. A simple base-malt grist bill of Maris Otter, floor-malted pils and wheat (raw and malted) supply a bright and subtly tart flavor stage for the hop performance. No need to limit yourself to just one of this terrifically quenching session ale.

Baird 10-Year Summer Ale is available both on draught an in bottles (633 ml). We will be serving it in traditional Real Ale form from the hand pumps at our various Taproom pubs while supplies last.

Numazu Fishmarket Taproom 10-Year Anniversary Extravaganza (July 17 – 19, Sat-Mon):
Sayuri and I opened the doors of our Numazu Fishmarket Taproom on Saturday, July 20, 2000. This July, then, is our 10-year birthday and we intend to celebrate in vigorous style. Please plan to join us for the three-day holiday weekend of July 17-19 (Saturday – Monday). This 3-day anniversary celebration will feature the following (with the Fishmarket Taproom opening each of these days at noon sharp):

Debut Release of a special commemorative Baird Beer: Tap 10.
Delicious 1,500 yen all-you-can-eat Taproom buffet (Sat & Sun: noon – 9:00 pm; Mon: noon – 7:00 pm)
500 yen Baird Beer bura bura cups for all beer styles sold at each venue
Brewery BBQ & Open House (1:00 – 6:00 pm Sat & Sun at the brewery — 500 meters from the Taproom)
Taproom sidewalk BBQ (3:00 – 8:00 pm Sat & Sun; 1:00 – 5:00 pm Mon)
Guided Brewery tours on Monday (1:00 pm and 4:00 pm)
Live Taproom music (Sat 8:00 – 10:00 pm; Mon 7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Open Mic Night performances (Sun 8:00 – 10:00 pm)
As you can see, we will have beer and food available at three separate locations most of the time and thus there will always be a place to escape with your bura bura cup should the Taproom become a bit crowded. Numazu is at its best in the summer months. The surrounding beaches are lovely; fishing, hiking and other activities are aplenty; and fresh fish market sushi beckons. Most compelling of all, though, will be the extraordinary gathering of an eclectic mix of wonderful beer enthusiasts who have made the 10-year journey of the Fishmarket Taproom and Baird Beer possible.


Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan

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