Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2013/07/12): Seasonal Release: Shizuoka Summer Mikan Ale

Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin

Seasonal Release: Shizuoka Summer Mikan Ale

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

That zesty Lemon Wit we recently released really hits the spot on these sultry summer days, doesn’t it? Well, so to does our fruited Shizuoka Summer Mikan Ale which we are happy to release today.

New Baird Beer Seasonal Release:
*Shizuoka Summer Mikan Ale 2013 (ABV 5.5%):

A summer mikan (natsumikan) is a grapefruit-like citrus fruit that is tart and sweetly sour in flavor and wonderfully aromatic. The only fruit to make it through the doors of the Baird Brewery, of course, is fresh whole fruit recently plucked from the land. The natsumikan fruit we use is home-grown here in Shizuoka prefecture. The bounty of fruit is painstakingly hand-processed by the Baird Brewery team before its introduction into the brewhouse and then again in the cellar. You can taste the freshness and wholesomeness of the natsumikan fruit in each sip of this extraordinarily piquant brew.

The refreshing citrus character of Shizuoka Summer Mikan Ale is not supplied by fruit alone, however. The natsumikan fruit is complemented beautifully by deft additions of four citrusy-spicy American hop varieties: Summit, Simcoe, Citra and Centennial. Additions of wheat (malted and unmalted) to the grist helps to further accent the natural fruit character. The quenchingly brisk and tart result is summer paradise in a glass!

Shizuoka Summer Mikan Ale 2013 is available in both kegs and bottles (360 ml) for immediate release.


Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan


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-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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