Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin 2009 #9
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Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

Two Baird Beer spring seasonals are being released today and will be pouring from the taps of our Taprooms as well as from those of other fine pubs and restaurants in Japan beginning Wednesday, April 8.

(1) Four Sisters Spring Bock (ABV 7 %):

Baird Four Sisters Spring Bock is brewed in the spirit of a German Maibock, albeit one of the type that was brewed centuries ago in the city of Einbeck and that was noted for its generous use of malted wheat. Four Sisters Spring Bock sports a deep copper-gold color and enjoys a sweet floral nose from aroma additions of Sterling hops. In the mouth, a rich malty character will introduce itself before quickly giving way to an extremely smooth, dry finish in which a hint of honeyed-malt flavor and estery alcohol character lingers.

Four Sisters Spring bock is available both in kegs and bottles (633 ml).

(12 Yamanashi Sumomo Ale (ABV 5.5%):

This is part of our Yamanashi prefecture fruited-ale series made possible by the cooperation of our friends at the fine Kofu pub, Four Hearts Cafe. Sumomo is a plum grown in Yamanashi prefecture and we add plenty of whole sumomos, broken and cut to expose the juicy interior, directly to the wort at kettle knock-out. This zesty, sprite ale is lightly hopped with additions of English Fuggles and has been re-fermented and conditioned in the keg for over six months.

Supplies of this 2008-brewed version are limited to kegs. We have saved a small quantity of bottles (360 ml) from the 2007-brewed version that have been conditioning beautifully in our cellar for well over a year.

Be sure to get your taste of these fine spring seasonals while the tasting lasts.

Cheers,
Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan
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