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Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2010/02/12)

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Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

Winter is a time of hibernation for many species. The Barley Wine style of beer is not one of these. Winter is the season that this big bear of the beer world comes out to play. Baird Ganko Oyaji (”Stubborn Ol’ Man) Barley Wine 2010 is being released from his cellar cave on Saturday, February 13.

Ganko Oyaji Barley Wine 2010 (ABV 10%):

Brewed in July 2009 and packaged upon krausening in August, Ganko Oyaji 2010 sports a grist bill consisting of floor-malted Maris Otter, Munich and Crystal malts and 10% Japanese red (akato) sugar. The starting gravity is high (25.3 Plato), the apparent attenuation is good and thus the alcohol content is potent. 65 BUs of all American hops, and dry-hopping with a combination of Columbus, Centennial and Amarillo, beautifully balance the malt richness. Ganko Oyaji is an ideal after-dinner or before bed restorative. It promises to condition nicely in the bottle and keg for months and years to come.

Ganko Oyaji Barley Wine 2010 will be available on draught at all of our Taproom pubs and other Baird Beer retailing restaurants beginning Saturday, February 13. Bottles (633 ml) can be purchased direct from our brewery E-Shop and through the fine family of Baird Beer retailing liquor shops in Japan beginning the same day.

Vertical tastings for three successive years of Ganko Oyaji (2008 – 2010) are possible at two of our Taprooms: Nakameguro and Numazu Fishmarket. Finally, don’t forget the Big Beer Winter Week celebration now underway at our Nakameguro Taproom. An extraordinary selection of both American and Baird strong ales are being poured and celebrated for an entire week. The special cuisine is terrific too. The event runs through Friday, February 19.

Cheers,

Bryan Baird
Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan
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