Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2012/12/27): Kicking off the New Year Right: Hatsujozo 2013 Imperial Pilsner

Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin

Kicking off the New Year Right: Hatsujozo 2013 Imperial Pilsner

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

It has become a Baird Beer tradition to greet the dawn of each new year with a special “First Brewed” (Hatsujozo) seasonal specialty beer. At the stroke of midnight on the evening of December 31, we — along with a host of other Baird Beer retailing establishments in Japan — pour this commemorative Hatsujozo and share it with our fellow beer enthusiasts in a toast to the New Year.

New Baird Beer Seasonal Release:
*Hatsujozo 2013 Imperial Pilsner (ABV 6.5%):

This year’s “First Brewed” is a muscular and hoppy pilsner-like lager (we’ll call it an imperial pils)! The grist bill combines floor-malted English Maris Otter and German pilsner malt in almost equal portions, and contains an unique dollop of 10% rye malt. 80 IBUs of hops in the kettle (Magnum, Galena, Motueka, Wakatu, Saaz, Spalter, Tettnanger) followed by two rounds of dry-hopping in the conditioning tank (Motueka, Wakatu, Saaz, Spalter, Tettnanger) leaves no doubt about our passionate commitment to hop character in beer.

Hatsujozo 2013 is available this year both in kegs and bottles (360 ml). Please join as at one of our Taproom pubs (Numazu Fishmarket, Nakameguro or Bashamichi) for fun and festive countdown parties on Monday, December 31. We will be pouring complimentary taster glasses of Hatsujozo 2013 to all patrons for our New Year toast.

Kampai to 2013!


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!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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