Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2011/06/08)

Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin

New Seasonal Releases: Kiwi Strong Pale Ale and Wabi-Sabi IPA

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

We are excited to announce the release of two more first-time seasonal Baird Beers: Kiwi Strong Pale Ale and Wabi-Sabi IPA. Both of these brews are innovative and distinct hop-forward treats.

New Baird Beer Seasonal Releases:
*Kiwi Strong Pale Ale (ABV 5.5%):

As you know, we love hops — all hops! Two years ago we got our greedy hands on our first lots of New Zealand hops. The more we experiment with them, the more we love them. This crisp yet hardy Strong Pale Ale is hopped exclusively with the New Zealand varieties we have on hand (Hallertau Aroma, Motueka and Cascade). The aroma is beautifully fragrant, reminiscent of ripe citrus fruit and flowers in bloom. A honey-malt sweetness in the mouth quickly gives way to an invigoratingly brisk, bitter-dry finish.

Kiwi Strong Pale Ale begins pouring from our Taproom taps Wednesday, June 8. It is available for immediate release to all Baird Beer retailers in Japan and to individual consumers via our online Eshop.

*Wabi-Sabi IPA (ABV 6%):

Can there ever be enough permutations of the great India Pale Ale style? Of course not. In this beautifully nuanced, Japanese esthetic-influenced ale, we marry in the conditioning tank ample dosages of earthy-herbal dry hops (Hersbrucker, Styrian Golding, Santiam) with deft additions of whole leaf Shizuoka green tea. The result of this international botanical marriage is, in a word, sublime.

Baird Beer, as you know, is unfiltered and the addition of whole leaf green tea to Wabi-Sabit IPA has contributed a very strong particle sediment. Do not fear or fret, this is all-natural good stuff and it tastes great! You will not find this in a can or mug of your favorite industrial brew. Enjoy!

Wabi-Sabi IPA will be available at our Taproom pubs and at other Baird Beer retailing establishments in Japan beginning Friday, June 10.


Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan

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