Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2011/101/04): More Fall Seasonal Releases: Yabai-Yabai and Autumn Red

Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin

More Fall Seasonal Releases: Yabai-Yabai and Autumn Red

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

The wait is over. Today we are releasing from our cellars the 2011 version of Yabai-Yabai Strong Scotch Ale! You should be able to find pints on draught at your favorite Baird Beer drinking establishment beginning Saturday, November 5 (and at our own Taproom pubs beginning today — Friday, November 4). Bottles (633 ml) too are available through our network of Baird Beer retailing liquor stores in Japan as well as direct from the brewery via our online E-Shop.

New Seasonal Beer Releases:
*Yabai-Yabai Strong Scotch Ale 2011 (ABV 8.3%):

Scotland, an historically important center of beer brewing, has a cool climate that favors cultivation of the hardy barley plant. Scottish Ales, thus, tend to feature the rich and robust flavor of malted barley. Baird Yabai-Yabai Strong Scotch Ale is, in a word, opulent! The color is a deep mahogany brown and the head is dense, creamy and tan. The aroma is one of soft fruit esters and warm fusel alcohols. The body is chewy and the flavor exhibits notes of molasses, caramel apples, rum cake and pit fruit. One hearty pint is enough to take the bite out of the late autumn chill. Two pints will leave you toasty, and blissfully, warm. Three pints and…. YABAI!

Today we also are pleased to announce the tapping of our latest small-batch real ale: Autumn Red Ale (ABV 5.2%). Brewed back in August with visions of the upcoming fall season foliage dancing in our heads, Autumn Red is finally ready to take its place in our Taproom hand-pump lineup. It manages to combine beautifully a hearty malt flavor with a sprite hop character (derived all from a single hop — U.S. Ahtanum). Autumn Red Ale is available only on hand-pump and exclusively at our Taproom pubs.


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

3 thoughts on “Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2011/101/04): More Fall Seasonal Releases: Yabai-Yabai and Autumn Red”

  1. Hi Robert,
    Please let me know if you received my emails. If it is not too much trouble kindly check your junk mail. I would be more than happy to send you the information again if you are interested.


    1. Dear Maria!
      I sent you a personal mail at, didn’t you receive it?
      I said basically that I’m interested to hear about the project and woul be ready to help with more information.
      Could you write to my PC mail at lapin (hyphen) dragon (at mark) vc (dot) tnc (dot) ne (dot) jp
      Looking forward to reading you soon!


    2. Dear Maria!
      This is the mail I sent you:

      —– Original Message —–
      From: robert
      Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 9:41 AM
      Subject: Wasabi/Shizuoka Sushi/Shizuoka Gourmet/Robert-Gilles Martineau

      Dear Maria!
      Sorry for this long delay but I had to fish out your kind message out my spam box after I received calls from my good friends Stephane Danton and Dominque Corby you had kindly contacted!
      I copied your mail to prove I’m the owner of Shizuoka Sushi and Shizuoka Gourmet (among others!)!
      Please be kind enough to read my reply below your message copy!
      Submitted on 2011/11/02 at 5:37 pm
      Dear Robert,
      Six Degrees Rights & Clearance, on behalf of a client would like to contact the decision maker responsible for granting permission for the contents of your blog,
      to be include in a project they are working on. If you are interested, kindly respond to me by email and I would be happy to share additional details with you.
      I look forward to hearing from you.


      First of all about wasabi in general you had better read and refer to the two articles below as they are more precise and expanded: (the producers are personal friends!) (as the title says!)

      Now, could you be kind enough to explain me in detail what the project is, its purpose and who are the initiators.
      I can supply more precise information on history, cultivation and people if needed as well as more pictures I can take exclusively for the project.

      Actually, I’m also actively and professionally helping wasabi farmers in Shizuoka Prefecture (80% of whole Japan wasabi production!) market, export and make their products better known. I can even organize visits and what else.

      Looking forward to reading you soon, and once again sorry for the delay!
      Best regards,

      Robert-Gilles Martineau
      Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Sumpu-Jo, 1-54, nagata Bldg. 2F
      Tel.: (81)(0)941977698


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