Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2013/04/17): Annual Release: Temple Garden Yuzu Ale

Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin

Annual Release: Temple Garden Yuzu Ale

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

We have been avid fruit beer brewers for over a decade now. It all started with the first crate of mikans handpicked and brought into our original Fishmarket Taproom brewery by the carpenter, Nagakura-san. Since then we have been incorporating local, in-season whole fruit into our brewing regimen every chance we get.

Temple Garden Yuzu Ale is one of the staple brands in our seasonal fruit beer brewing schedule. We are pleased to announce today’s release of the 2013 version.

New Baird Beer Seasonal Release:
*Temple Garden Yuzu Ale 2013 (ABV 5.5%):

Yuzu is a Japanese citron fruit the aroma of which is gorgeously spicy and the flavor lemon-like tart. This sprite, snappy ale is fruited with yuzu and hopped in a complementary way with a combination of NZ Motueka, US Cascade and US Santiam varieties. Small additions of wheat and rye to the malt grist help accentuate the piquant and aromatic character of the yuzu fruit. We add the fresh fruit in two forms (as peel shavings and as freshly squeezed juice) and at two separate stages (one at wort production before primary fermentation and one during beer maturation before packaging and secondary fermentation). Thus, we achieve a nuanced depth and complexity of yuzu flavor as well an exquisite fruit bouquet. Temple Garden Yuzu Ale is a perfect spring libation.

Temple Garden Yuzu Ale is available for immediate release in both kegs and bottles (360 ml). It begins pouring from the taps of our Taproom pubs on Thursday, April 18. Be sure to come in and enjoy a pint while quantities last.


Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan


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