Two Summer Seasonal Releases: Japan Tale Ale & Asian Beauty Biwa Ale
Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:
One of the great gifts of the summer season surely is nature’s bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Two local fruits, harvested in early summer, are of particular appeal to us because of their usefulness as adjunct ingredients in beer: ume and biwa. Fresh, whole, non-processed fruit that is added to either wort or beer and then subject to the fermentation process can lend wonderfully bright, yet subtle and nuanced, flavors to the final brew.
We are thrilled to share our enthusiasm for this type of locally harvested, in-season fruit beer brewing with you through the release of two classic Baird Beer summer seasonals: Japan Tale Ale and Asian Beauty Biwa Ale.
New Baird Beer Seasonal Releases:
*Japan Tale Ale 2013 (5.5%):
Brewed with a host of indigenous Japanese ingredients (un-malted wheat, korizato sugar, fresh ume plums and, of course, lovely soft Numazu water) Japan Tale Ale is lightly hopped, pleasantly tart and extremely refreshing. It’s hazy, milky-white color and snow-white foam collar are reminiscent of a Belgian witbier. It drinks, though, like a beer version of a well-made ume sour (a popular drink served in traditional Japanese pubs that is made with distilled shochu and plums and served carbonated on ice).
We are now accepting orders for Japan Tale Ale 2013. Shipments from the Numazu brewery will begin Tuesday, August 6. It will begin pouring from the taps of our Taproom pubs tonight (Monday, August 5). It is available in limited quantity in both kegs and bottles.
*Asian Beauty Biwa Ale 2013 (5.5%):
Biwa is “the small, yellow, edible, plum-like fruit of the loquat tree.” We had no idea what it was until our partner-friend-carpenter-farmer, Nagakura-san, brought some in several years ago for us to taste and then brew with. It is an extremely subtle fruit that harmonizes sweetness with tartness. Asian Beauty Biwa Ale is coyly fruity, spritely effervescent and delicately firm — like a true Asian beauty!
We are now accepting orders for Asian Beauty Ale 2013. Shipments from the Numazu brewery will begin Tuesday, August 6. It will begin pouring from the taps of our Taproom pubs tonight (Wednesday, August 7). It is available in limited quantity in both kegs and bottles.
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