Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2010/09/27)

Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin

Seasonal Debut: Baird Fest Lager; Seeking Restaurant Industry Professionals

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

Autumn has arrived with an unexpected suddenness this year. We are pleased to welcome it with the debut release of a German Oktoberfest-inspired seasonal lager: Baird Fest Lager.

New Seasonal Releases:
*Baird Fest Lager (ABV 5.2%):

The German Oktoberfest celebration held annually in Munich each fall is perhaps the largest and most storied celebration of beer in the world. For those of us who can’t make the pilgrimage to Munich this year, we thought we would offer a flavor of the celebration that can be experienced and enjoyed right here in Japan.

Baird Fest Lager is brewed with an all-German grist which features at its core the Vienna malt. The color derived from the malts is a deep amber reminiscent of the fall foliage. The flavor is rich, bready and layered in its malt complexity. The texture is one of velvet silkiness. I can think of no other beverage more conducive to pleasurable imbibing on a crisp autumn day. Prost!

Baird Fest Lager will be available on draught and in bottles (633 ml) through the fine family of Baird Beer retailers in Japan beginning Wednesday, September 29. Individual consumers can purchase bottles direct from the brewery via our online E-Shop: <a href=" .

Job Opportunites at our Taproom Pubs:
Sayuri and I launched the Baird Brewing Company in the format of a brewery-pub back in 2000. From day one we have been committed equally to two endeavors: brewing world-class beer and operating first-class beer pubs. Today we operate directly three Taproom pubs: Numazu Fishmarket Taproom, Nakameguro Taproom and Harajuku Taproom. We plan to open a fourth in the near future. The likely location of this new Taproom is Yokohama.

We thus are actively on the lookout for passionate and dedicated pub-restaurant industry professionals. We have potential positions (full- and part-time) at each of our locations. If you are interested in a career (or part-time work) in the craft beer world at one of our Baird Beer Taproom pubs, please have a look at our Job Opportunities web page: <a href=" . Submit a cover letter and resume to and we will be in touch with you.


Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan

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