Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2013/05/29): Limited Seasonal Release: Daidai Pale Ale

Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin

Limited Seasonal Release: Daidai Pale Ale

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

Just back from a fantastic few days in Melbourne, Australia where we participated in Australian Beer Week. As part of our participation we were asked to brew a special beer with some unique Japanese ingredient to debut at the week-ending beer festival. Daidai fruit was in season at the time and thus we choose to brew a daidai-infused citrus-laden pale ale. It was a big hit down under! Well, we wanted some for ourselves and our beer-loving friends here in Japan, too, so we saved a few bottles and kegs. What remains of Daidai Pale Ale is being released in the Japan market today.

New Baird Beer Seasonal Release:
*Daidai Pale Ale (5.5%):

Daidai is a wonderfully aromatic citrus fruit the juice of which is pungently tart. The aroma is captured in the peels, which we add once on the hot-wort side (whirlpool after boiling) and once as a ‘dry-peel’ addition on the cold green-beer side. The juice is added to the whirlpool along with the first peel addition and thus is subject to yeast metabolism during fermentation. The hops (Simcoe, Citra, Chinook, Sorachi Ace) were selected and combined with the intent of complementing and enhancing the daidai fruit character.

The result is a brisk and balanced pale ale highlighted by a sublimely complex fruit character. Daidai Pale Ale is available in extremely limited quantities in both bottles and kegs. It begins pouring from the taps of our Taproom pubs tonight (Wednesday, May 29).


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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