Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2012/10/23): Autumn Seasonal Releases

Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin

Autumn Seasonal Releases

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

Unlike industrial beer, where summer reigns supreme, craft beer truly is a beverage of all seasons. That said, fall — with its crisp and brisk weather — strikes us as a quintessentially good season for the enjoyment of the robustly full-flavored ales that typify craft beer. We are excited to announce today’s release of three such autumn ales: Big Red Machine Fall Classic Ale, Son of Rising Strong Pale Ale, and Autumn of the Beach Ale.

New Baird Beer Seasonal Releases:
*Big Red Machine Fall Classic Ale (ABV 6%):

To baseball fans, October means World Series (also known as the “Fall Classic”) time. To me, the annual Fall Classic invariably brings back boyhood memories of watching and rooting for the great “Big Red Machine” Cincinnati teams of 1975 and 1976 World Series fame. Big Red Machine Fall Classic Ale was brewed initially in 2005 as a 30-year tribute to the Cincinnati Reds World Series championship team of 1975 (they beat the Boston Red Sox in a dramatic 7-game series). We continue to brew it annually because it is such a fine beer and it is the perfect libation to enjoy while taking in the Fall Classic. I was hoping for a Reds appearance in this year’s Fall Classic but, alas, those hopes were dashed by a tenacious San Francisco Giants team.

Big Red Machine Fall Classic Ale is brawny in the depth and richness of its malt character, and balanced beautifully by a spicy and sprite hop essence. Much as the rare combination of power and finesse was a hallmark of the Big Red Machine on the field, so too is it a hallmark of the Big Red Machine in the pint glass!

Big Red Machine Fall Classic Ale is available on draught at all of our Taproom pubs as well as at other select Baird Beer retailing establishments in Japan. It also is available in bottles (360 ml) for purchase direct from our brewery e-shop or from one of the many fine Baird Beer retailing liquor stores in Japan.

*Son of Rising Strong Pale Ale (ABV 6%):

Son of Rising is the strong-willed offspring of Rising Sun. He is bold and boisterous (double-dry-hopped with four citrus-laden varieties: Columbus, Chinook, Cascade, NZ Cascade); but he is no rebel. He is approachable in his balance, nuanced in his depth of character. He is a dutiful son who brings much satisfaction to his father.

Come visit a Taproom and introduce yourself. Son of Rising is a small-batch seasonal and available only on draught at one of our Taproom pubs.

*Autumn on the Beach Ale (ABV 5%):

This small-batch red ale is brewed with a combination of Bohemian floor-malted pilsner barely and German Munich malt. It is hopped delicately with a unique varietal combination: American Magnum, German Hersbrucker and New Zealand Wakatu. It is light and refreshing for a malty red ale — the type that would be enjoyable while sitting on the beach in Numazu on a sunny fall afternoon.

Autumn on the Beach Ale is available only as real ale on hand-pump, and exclusively at our Baird Beer Taproom pubs. Stop in for a pint while the pouring lasts!


Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan


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