Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2012/06/08): Seasonal Release: Rainy Season Black Ale

Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin

Seasonal Release: Rainy Season Black Ale

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

This beautiful sunny morning marks the fourth day since the official start of the rainy season (tsuyu) here in the Kanto area of Japan. Well, we have the perfect brew for both the gloomy and bright moments of this stormy period: Rainy Season Black Ale.

New Baird Beer Seasonal Release:
*Rainy Season Black Ale 2012 (ABV 6.5%):

A torrential down-pouring of hops define this otherwise roasty, toasty, espresso-like black ale. 60 bittering units of clean, crisp lupulin-resin (courtesy of Galena, Nugget, Motueka, Tradition, Glacier and Santiam) emerge from our kettle boil; the lupulin-oils (from our friends Motueka, Tradition, Glacier and Santiam) join the gig via dry-hopping in the conditioning tank and contribute a pleasant herbal-spicy-peppery aromatic character. After a few sips you will find yourself licking from your lips a resinous stickiness that can best be described as pungently pleasurable. Here’s to the rainy season!

Rainy Season Black Ale is available for immediate release. It is draught-only.

Reminder: If you are a pizza and beer fan (and who isn’t?), don’t forget to come out and join us at the Nakameguro Taproom tomorrow night for the full-scale debut of our New Haven-style pizza. The hours for this kick-off event are 6:00 – 10:00 pm.


Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan


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