Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin
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2011 Release: Dark Sky Imperial Stout; Bashamichi Taproom Opening January 15

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

Do you need help taking the bite out of the winter chill? We have just the beer antidote for you: Dark Sky Imperial Stout.

New Seasonal Beer Release:
*Dark Sky Imperial Stout 2011 (ABV 8%):

This foreboding stout is a beer lover’s winter dream come true. It is pitch-black in color, unctuous in body, elusively complex in flavor, warming in alcohol and piquantly hoppy. This 2011 version marks a return to our house Scottish ale yeast (from last year’s experiment with a British ale yeast). We also have increased the hop IBUs from previous (65 to 75) and added, for the first time, ample quantities of roasted wheat, which increases body but also lends a nice sprite and tangy character to the flavor.

Fortunately, we remembered to keg a good quantity of this year’s batch so draught Dark Sky Imerial Stout is back. Our Taproom pubs and other Baird Beer retailing pubs/restaurants will begin pouring draught Dark Sky on Friday, January 14. It also will be released in bottles (633 ml) on that same day. Individual consumers can purchase bottles direct from the brewery via our online E-Shop.

Other News:
*Bashamichi Taproom Opens its Doors Saturday, January 15 at Noon:

Yes, the wait is almost over. Our newest Taproom, the Bashamichi Taproom in Yokohama, opens for business at noon on Saturday, January 15. The Bashamichi Taproom is our first pub to focus on authentic American BBQ (i.e. meat smoked and cooked low and slow over a wood fire). This match between barbecue and Baird Beer is, in a word, profound! Stop in and see for yourself.

In addition to serving fresh cuts of Pit Master Chuck’s glorious BBQ (brisekt, ribs, pulled pork …), we will be pouring a tremendous lineup of Baird Beer including some new offerings such as Bashamichi Ale (peat-smoked brown ale), Port City Pils and Bashamichi Celebration Ale (rye-accented IPA).

We look forward to welcoming you to the Bashamichi Taproom on Saturday. Bashamichi Taproom operating hours will be as follows:

-Weekdays (5:00 pm -Midnight), Weekends & National Holidays (Noon – Midnight)

Cheers,

Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan
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