Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2013/11/22): Seasonal Release: West Coast Wheat Wine

Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin

Seasonal Release: West Coast Wheat Wine

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

November is the month in which the end-of-the-year holiday season generally kicks off. At Baird Brewing we have celebrated the inauguration of this festive season each year since 2001 with the release of a most pleasingly inebriating ale — West Coast Wheat Wine.

New Seasonal Baird Beer Releases:
*West Coast Wheat Wine (ABV 9.5%):

Wheat Wine is a beer style born on the U.S. West Coast in the 1980s, thought to have been originally brewed at the Rubicon brewery-pub in Sacramento, California. It has as its progenitor the British Barely Wine style. A Wheat Wine, generally, is characterized by a rich and hearty complexity that is lightened and made a touch sprite by a predominantly wheat, rather than barley, malt base. It is a style representative of the irreverent creativity and unrelenting passion that are hallmarks of craft brewing on the West Coast of the United States. Baird West Coast Wheat Wine is crafted in annual homage to the skilled brewing artisans and fearless beer entrepreneurs who have pioneered craft brewing on America’s great West Coast!

West Coast Wheat Wine contains no character malt whatsoever, only loads of floor-malted Maris Otter (45% of grist), malted wheat (50%) and raw wheat from Shikoku (5%). The color is a wonderfully hazy hue of sunset gold. The flavor is characterized by a deep, layered wheat complexity that is punctuated by a clean and crisply fruity hop character (exclusive use of U.S. West Coast grown hops: Summit, Galena, Citra, Sorachi Ace). At packaging, West Coast Wheat Wine is krausened to add further flavor complexity and to produce a piquant but soft all-natural carbonation.

West Coast Wheat Wine is available for shipment immediately (kegs as well as 360 ml bottles) and begins pouring from our Taproom taps tonight (Thursday, November 21).


Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan


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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-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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