Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2013/11/29): Seasonal Release: Smoke & Fire Habanero Stout

Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin

Seasonal Release: Smoke & Fire Habanero Stout

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

Brewing to delicious effect using unusual and non-traditional ingredients is a hallmark of the Baird Brewery. Our success can be attributed to a few simple rules of thumb: (1) use fresh in-season ingredients, (2) use the ingredients in their most natural and minimally processed form, (3) subject the ingredients to the fermentation process, (4) don’t overdo it — use to accent and complement, not to dominate or overwhelm.

To give you a taste of these rules in practice we are pleased to release from our seasonal Baird Beer cellar Smoke & Fire Habanero Stout.

Seasonal Baird Beer Release:
*Smoke & Fire Habanero Stout (5.5%):

Draught beer manager Chris Madere has long been growing spicy Habanero peppers in his home garden. They often find their way into batches of Taproom chili or gumbo. Well, they began finding their way into Baird Beer back in 2011 — the year we debuted Smoke & Fire Habanero Stout.

Stouts are black roasty beers with a natural smoke component. We highlight and enhance the smoke character here by incorporating beechwood smoked barley as the main base malt. What is smoke without a little fire? We produce ours through deft additions of homegrown sliced and de-seeded Chocolate and Caribbean Red Habanero peppers — once before primary fermentation and once before secondary fermentation. Smoke & Fire Habanero Stout exhibits a perfectly balanced interplay between burnt smoke and spicy heat. The masterful part is that these strong flavors do not invite palate fatigue. The second pint is every bit as delicious as the first! Taste for yourself.

Smoke & Fire Habanero Stout is available for immediate release in both kegs and bottles. It begins pouring from our Taproom taps tonight (Friday November 29).


Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan


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Must-see tasting websites:

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-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
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-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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