New Seasonal Release: Baird Belgian Summer Ale
Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:
To refresh in a satisfyingly flavorful way is the mantra of summer seasonal craft brewing. We do just this with our newest seasonal offering: Baird Belgian Summer Ale.
New Baird Beer Seasonal Releases:
*Baird Belgian Summer Ale (ABV 5.1%):
Generous portions of wheat (malted and unmalted) and rye (malted) lead our grist bill, providing a spicy and sprite flavor base. Four varieties of citrus-forward hops (Citra, Cascade, NZ Cascade and Ahtanum) are combined in both the kettle boil and the conditioning tank to lend a pleasingly light fruit fragrance and flavor. Fermentation with our house Belgian ale yeast ties the flavor ensemble together with deft touches of phenolic tartness.
Belgian Summer Ale begins flowing from our Taproom taps tonight, Thursday, July 7. It will be available on draught an in bottles (633 ml) at other fine Baird Beer retailing establishments in Japan as early as Friday, July 8.
*Fishmarket Taproom 11-Year Anniversary Celebration:
Our Numazu Fishmarket Taproom turns 11 this month. We will be holding a birthday celebration over the upcoming three-day holiday weekend: Saturday – Monday (July 16-18). Chef Michiru is working on a special all-you-can-eat celebration buffet and barbecue; live music is being planned; brewer-led brewery tours are scheduled; and patrons will be treated to the release of Hop Havoc Anniversary Ale. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us in Numazu for the party. More concrete details will be announced very shortly.
*Great Japan Beer Festival in Osaka (July 16-18):
Yes, Baird Brewing will be participating for the first time in the upcoming Great Japan Beer Festival in Osaka. Sayuri, John and I (along with fellow partners Yakimono Rob and the Carpenter) will be pouring four varieties of Baird Beer at our booth while we spread the good beer gospel in Kansai. If you are a Kansai beer fan, be sure to stop at the booth and say hi.
Baird Brewing Company
Must-see tasting websites:
-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery