Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2012/05/16): More May Hop Madness Seasonal Releases

Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin

More May Hop Madness Seasonal Releases

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

As you know, we have dedicated the month of May to our good friend, the Hop. The May Hop Madness continues today with the general release of two more hop-forward brews: Spalter Golden Ale and Hop Havoc Imperial Pale Ale.

New Baird Beer Seasonal Releases:
*Spalter Golden Ale (4.7%):

Spalter is one of the hops in the pantheon of great German aroma hops. 2012 marks our first usage of this historical hop. To give both us as brewers and you as drinkers a good feel for the nature of this hop, we have brewed a simple, moderate-gravity golden ale that is hopped exclusively (bittering, flavor and aroma) with Spalter. Floral, herbal, grassy are all adjectives that pop to mind as I imbibe this wonderfully balanced and refreshing Teutonic Golden Ale.

*Hop Havoc Imperial Pale Ale (6.2%):

This is our second year brewing Hop Havoc; it took a full year for our taste-buds to recover from the hop assault delivered in year one. The malt bill here is one that would constitute a strong pale ale (starting gravity of 13.8 Plato), but the hop charge is one you would find in a double IPA (90 BUs in the kettle and whirlpool; double dosings of dry-hops using a combination of Citra, Simcoe and NZ Cascade). Put simply, this is Hop Madness!

Both beers are available for immediate release in both kegs and bottles (630 ml).

Meanwhile, Hop Madness Month continues at all four of our Taproom pubs. Keep checking in regularly to see what is on tap so as to make progress with that Hop Madness stamp card. Be one of the select few to have enjoyed all sixteen of our Hop Madness brews before the month is up.


Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan


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