Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2011/09/28): Newest Seasonal Release: Belgian Pale Ale

Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin

Newest Seasonal Release: Belgian Pale Ale

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

We brew ten distinct year-round varieties of Baird Beer, incorporating three different yeast strains. Eight of these varieties are fermented with our house ale yeast, which is a Scottish ale strain; one with a lager yeast from North America; and one with a yeast from Belgian, supposedly a wit strain. Each of these yeast strains possess a distinct personality which imparts unique flavor and aroma attributes to the fermented beer.

We often brew single-hop beers when first using an unfamiliar hop variety in order to fully understand its character contribution in isolation from other hops. Well, in order to more fully comprehend character contribution from an individual yeast strain, would it not be interesting to brew an established year-round recipe only ferment it with a different yeast than normal? We have done just this in our newest seasonal beer which is being released today: Baird Belgian Pale Ale.

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

Rising Sun Pale Ale is one of our most beloved year-round beers. It is an interpretation of a hoppy American west coast pale ale bursting with fresh citrus flavors. Baird Belgian Pale Ale is Rising Sun all the way to the fermentation tank, where we pitch it not with our Scottish ale yeast but rather our Belgian ale strain. The final flavor difference is really quite deliciously profound. Come in for a pint and experience this yourself!

Baird Belgian Pale Ale is being poured from the taps of each of our Taproom pubs beginning today (Wednesday, September 28). It also will be available at fine Baird Beer retailing pubs, restaurants and liquor shops throughout Japan beginning Thursday, September 29. Kegs and bottles (633 ml) both are available.


Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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