Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin 2009 #13
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Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

Beer simply is the most diverse alcoholic beverage on earth. It also is the most sociable. Don’t believe us? We are releasing three more wonderfully varied seasonal beers (Kinshu Domei Double IPA, Dark Wheat Lager, Maris Otter-Saaz Ale) to further strengthen our case. Let us know if you remain unconvinced.

*Kinshu Domei Double IPA (ABV 8.0%):

The grist is entirely base malt (Pilsner, Vienna, Maris Otter and Wheat)
buttressed by a good dosing of Japanese red sugar (akato) in the kettle (sugar, of course, lightens body and dries flavor in beer rather than sweeten it). 80 BUs of American hops add a wonderful bitter character that balances the residual malt sweetness. Dry-hopping with a combination of Simcoe, Horizon and Glacier varieties renders this big IPA spritely aromatic. Available on draught and in 633 ml bottles

*Dark Wheat Lager (ABV 5.0%):

The German Beer Purity Law does not permit the use of malted wheat in lager beers. Fortunately, we are not brewing in Germany. This tawny brown lager is brewed with 4 varieties of malted wheat which contribute a light and bready flavor. The overall character is defined by a rich, velvety smoothness that is punctuated by a clean and firm hop bitterness. This original lager was brewed way back in August, 2007 and has been conditioning in our cold cellar for nearly two years! Available on draught and in 360 ml bottles.

*Maris Otter-Saaz Ale (ABV 5.0%):

Maris Otter is the historically classic barely variety used in English Ale
brewing. We use floor-malted Maris Otter Pale Ale malt in virtually all of our brews. Saaz is the historically classic aroma hop grown in
Czechoslovakia and used in lagers of all sorts — particularly
Bohemian-style pilsners. We brew Maris Otter-Saaz Ale with only these two ingredients (aside, of course, from soft Numazu water and our hardy house ale yeast). We serve it exclusively on hand-pump in Real Ale form. It is beer history in a glass! Available only as Real Ale at our Fishmarket and Nakameguro Taprooms.

Allthree beers will be pouring at out Taprooms and other fine pubs and restaurants in Japan beginning Thursday, June 4. Bottle-conditioned versions of the Double IPA and Dark Wheat Lager will also be available through the finr family of Baird Beer retailing liquor stores in Japan.

Cheers,
Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan
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