Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2013/03/20): Lucky 7 Stout Month’s Newest Release: Black Smoke Stout

Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin

Lucky 7 Stout Month’s Newest Release: Black Smoke Stout

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

All stouts share an obvious common trait: they are black in color. They also share a more subtle one: namely, a slightly smokey character. Both of these common traits derive from the use of highly kilned malts and raw grains in the brewing of stouts.

Baird Beer Seasonal Release:
*Black Smoke Stout (6.5%):

In the case of Black Smoke Stout, we build upon the subtle smokiness derived from the used of highly kilned black malt, as well as roasted wheat and barely, by adding an additional and completely different source of smoke character — German 2-row base malt that has been dried (smoked) over a beechwood fire.

The intertwining of these two separately derived smoke characters is so complete that it is impossible to distinguish where one begins and the other ends. The overall impression that Black Smoke Stout will leave upon the drinker can be described in just a few words – silky, velvety-smooth smoke.

Black Smoke Stout begins pouring from our Taproom taps today (Wednesday, March 20). It is available for immediate release (bottles and kegs) to all Baird Beer retailing outlets in Japan. For those of you drinking a Black Smoke Stout at one of our Taprooms, be sure to get your Lucky Seven Stout Card stamped. You will be only one stout away (Great American Stout) from completing the card and earning yourself a free Baird Beer shirt.


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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