Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2010/09/16)

Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin

10-Year Commemorative Fall Seasonal Release

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

Our ten year business anniversary has provided our brewery added incentive for creative experimentation. Yet another of the fruits of this experimental brewing is being released on Friday, September 17: Berry Big 10-Year Brown Ale.

New Seasonal Release:
*Berry Big 10-Year Brown Ale (ABV 7%):

The idea here is simple: combine the big, rich, luxuriant taste of malt with the piquant, tart flavor of fresh strawberries. A fairly high gravity Brown Ale grist provides the former and hand-picked Shizuoka strawberries from the Nirayama fields of our friends at Serizawa Saketen the latter. A berry-like fruitiness from English East Kent Golding and New Zealand Motueka hops helps to round out the flavor profile.

For more on the brewing of this fabulous ale, please check out our official Brewer’s Blog: Berry Big 10-Year Brown Ale is available both on draught and in bottles (633 ml) through the fine family of Baird Beer retailers in Japan (including our own Taproom pubs). Individual consumers can purchase bottles direct from the brewery via our online E-Shop:

Special New Beers on Tap:
Lambics are spontaneously fermented ales terrifically tart and sour in character which are brewed by artisanal breweries in an area of Belgian near Brussels. We have long admired these traditional ales and thanks to the fancy footwork of beer importer Andrew Balmuth, we are featuring several unique varieties on tap at our Nakameguro and Numazu Fishmarket Taprooms.

The Lambics which we are featuring were brewed in Belgian by the noted 3 Fonteinen brewery, then shipped on to Rome, Italy where innovative brewer Alex Liberati of Revelation Cat Craft Beer has dry-hopped them with various European and American hop varieties. We will be serving the following Single Dry-Hopped Lambics over the coming days and weeks:

*Nakameguro Taproom (Hallertau Tradition and Centennial)

*Fishmarket Taproom (Styrian Golding and Amarillo)

You also will not want to miss our latest small-batch, handpump-dispensed Real Ale on tap exclusively at our Taproom pubs: American Dream Red Ale. This is a lovely fall season ale rich in malt character and redolent with American hop flavor and aroma.


Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan

The Japan Blog List

Must-see tasting websites:
-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
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-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!
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