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Bryan Baird’s Newsletter (2012/11/21): Thanksgiving Day Release: West Coast Wheat Wine 2012

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Thanksgiving Day Release: West Coast Wheat Wine 2012

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

The onset of cooler weather and shorter days announces the arrival of the season for the enjoyment of hearty, warming and complexly potent ales. We are pleased to greet the season with the Thanksgiving Day release of our 2012 version of West Coast Wheat Wine.

New Seasonal Baird Beer Releases:
*West Coast Wheat Wine 2012 (ABV 9.5%):

Wheat Wine is a beer style born on the U.S. West Coast in the 1980s, thought to have been originally brewed at the Rubicon brewery-pub in Sacramento, California. It has as its progenitor the British Barely Wine style. A Wheat Wine, generally, is characterized by a rich and hearty complexity that is lightened and made a touch sprite by a predominantly wheat, rather than barley, malt base. It is a style representative of the irreverent creativity and unrelenting passion that are hallmarks of craft brewing on the West Coast of the United States. Baird West Coast Wheat Wine is crafted in annual homage to the skilled brewing artisans and fearless beer entrepreneurs who have pioneered craft brewing on America’s great West Coast!

This 2012 version of West Coast Wheat Wine contains no character malt whatsoever and thus appears in a wonderfully hazy hue of sunset gold. The flavor is characterized by a deep, layered wheat malt complexity that is punctuated by 80 BUs of clean and crisp hop character (exclusive use of U.S. West Coast hops: Magnum, Galena, Sterling, Perle, Vanguard). At packaging, West Coast Wheat Wine is krausened in order to add further flavor complexity and to produce a piquant but soft all-natural carbonation.

West Coast Wheat Wine 2012 is available for shipment immediately (kegs as well as 360 ml bottles) and begins pouring from our Taproom taps on Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.).

In addition to West Coast Wheat Wine, two new small-batch seasonal brews also will debut at our Taproom pubs this Thursday. One is a handpump-dispensed American-style robust porter (American Porter; 6.1%), which brims with American hop character (Columbus, Simcoe, Cascade) without losing its rich malt opulence. The other (Thanksgiving Harvest Amber Ale; 5.1%) is an autumn foliage-colored ale that combines three malted grains (rye, wheat, barley) to produce a hearty yet intricately nuanced malt character. The hopping features American Glacier, a wonderfully spicy and herbal hop. American Porter and Thanksgiving Harvest Amber Ale are available only on tap and exclusively at the Baird Beer Taproom pubs.

Cheers,

Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan
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