Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2012/03/09): A Season for Stout

Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin

A Season for Stout

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

Stouts are top-fermented ales that are black in color. While the captivating mystery of Stout is tied to its midnight hue, the opaque darkness of the style also tends to camouflage the diversity of flavor inherent in it. This is a shame because all black beers most definitely are not the same. For me personally, exploration of the flavor diversity inherent in the Stout category has been a joyful road of discovery. Today, I would like to share some of that joy in the form of two special seasonal sweet stouts that we are releasing: Mama’s Milk Stout and Chocolate Wheat Stout.

New Baird Beer Seasonal Releases:
*Mama’s Milk Stout (5%):

Milk Stout is a stout of moderate gravity and alcohol that is brewed with a portion of milk sugar (lactose). This lactose is not fermentable by brewer’s yeast and thus remains in the beer after fermentation, contributing to the body and mouthfeel of the beer. Milk Stout was once thought to be a beer good for nursing mothers. The flavor is certainly one that makes the imbiber feel wholesomely nourished.

Mama’s Milk Stout is available on both draught and in bottles (630 ml).

*Chocolate Wheat Stout (5%):

This is another version of a sweet stout (i.e. a low-attenuated stout that is rich and full in body and mouthfeel). Normally, stouts derive their color and roasty character primarily from roast barely and/or black patent malt. This stout is brewed with a single specialty malt from Germany: chocolate wheat. Chocolate malt is less heavily roasted and charred than roast barely or black patent malt, while wheat tends to be lighter, tangier, and rounder in flavor than barley.

Chocolate Wheat Stout is available on draught only.

These unique seasonal stouts begin pouring today from the taps of our Taproom pubs. They will be available at other fine Baird Beer retailing establishments in Japan beginning Wednesday, March 28.


Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan


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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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