Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2011/04/06)

Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin

Spring Seasonal Release: Temple Garden Yuzu Ale

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

We have enjoyed a glorious run of clear and sunny weather recently which, in its own small way, contributes to the lifting of spirits here in Japan as our friends in Tohoku continue to cope with the devastation of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear aftermath. Beer too, like sunshine and blue skies, can play an uplifting role in people’s lives. A pint of flavorful beer enjoyed over a friendly conversation is one of life’s small but great pleasures.

It is in this spirit of uplift and renewal that we happily announce today’s release of delicious spring seasonal brew: Temple Garden Yuzu Ale.

New Baird Beer Seasonal Releases:
*Temple Garden Yuzu Ale (ABV 5.5%):

Yuzu is a Japanese citron fruit the aroma of which is gorgeously spicy and the flavor lemon-like tart. This sprite, snappy ale is fruited with yuzu and hopped in a complementary way with a combination of NZ Motueka, NZ Cascade and US Santiam varieties. Additions of wheat and rye to the malt grist help accentuate to piquant and aromatic character of the yuzu fruit. We add the fruit to our whirlpool in two forms: as peel shavings and as freshly squeezed juice. Thus, we achieve both a depth and complexity of yuzu flavor and an exquisite fruit bouquet. Temple Garden Yuzu Ale is a perfect spring libation.

Temple Garden Yuzu Ale is available in both kegs and bottles (633 ml). It is, of course, pouring from the taps of each of our Taproom pubs as well as from the taps of a host of other fine pubs and restaurants in Japan. Be sure to come in and enjoy a pint while quantities last.


Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan

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