Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2013/02/08): Ganko Oyaji Barley Wine 2013 Debut

Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin

Ganko Oyaji Barley Wine 2013 Debut

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

The hibernal rest is over. The big bear of the Baird Beer world, Ganko Oyaji Barley Wine, has forced its way out of our brewery cellars and has taken residence in the serving refrigerators of our various Taproom pubs. The pouring begins today (Friday, February 8).

New Baird Beer Seasonal Releases:

*Ganko Oyaji Barley Wine 2013 (ABV 10.5%):

Ganko Oyaji 2013, although identical in alcohol content to the 2012 version, sports both a revised grain and hop bill. To this year’s mash we added portions of rye and amber malt in place of pilsner and caramel malt, thus lessening the sweetness and enhancing the dry spice character of the wort. Once again we increased our hop bittering slightly (up to 90 IBU from last year’s 80) and we changed our blend of hops, this year combining the following varieties: Columbus, Warrior, Nugget, Summit and NZ Cascade. The result is a more pronounced hop character in terms of flavor, bitterness and aroma. As always, we krausened at packaging to produce a robust secondary fermentation and totally natural carbonation.

Ganko Oyaji is an ideal after-dinner or before-bed restorative. It promises to condition nicely for months and years to come. It is available for immediate shipment (bottles and kegs) to Baird Beer retailers throughout Japan.


Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan


Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

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

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

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