Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin
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Latest Seasonal Releases: Big Red Machine Fall Classic Ale and O-Bosan Ale

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

Unlike industrial beer, where summer reigns supreme, craft beer truly is a beverage of all seasons. That said, fall — with its crisp and brisk weather — strikes us as a quintessentially good season for the enjoyment of the robustly full-flavored ales that typify craft beer. We are excited to announce today’s release of two such autumn ales: Big Red Machine Fall Classic Ale and O-Bosan Ale.

Baird Beer Seasonal Releases:

*Big Red Machine Fall Classic Ale (ABV 6%):

To baseball fans, October means World Series (also known as the “Fall Classic”) time. To me, the annual Fall Classic invariably brings back boyhood memories of watching and rooting for the great “Big Red Machine” Cincinnati teams of 1975 and 1976 World Series fame. Big Red Machine Fall Classic Ale was brewed initially in 2005 as a 30-year tribute to the Cincinnati Reds World Series championship team of 1975 (they beat the Boston Red Sox in a dramatic 7-game series). We continue to brew it annually because it is such a fine beer and it is the perfect libation to enjoy while taking in the Fall Classic. While my Cincinnati Reds will not be challenging for the World Series ring this year, I still will be glued to the tube each evening, sipping on a Big Red Machine and enjoying one of the world’s great sporting events.

Big Red Machine Fall Classic Ale is brawny in the depth and richness of its malt character, and balanced beautifully by a spicy and sprite hop essence. Much as the rare combination of power and finesse was a hallmark of the Big Red Machine on the field, so too is it a hallmark of Big Red Machine in the glass!

Big Red Machine Fall Classic Ale is keg only this year — we will return to bottling it again next year at our new brewery. It begins pouring from our Taproom taps tonight (Thursday, October 17). It is available for immediate shipment to other craft beer serving establishments throughout Japan.

*O-Bosan Ale (ABV 7%):

The Belgian beer landscape is dotted with monastic breweries that have created many unique beer styles over the long course of their brewing history. One such style is a Belgian Dubbel. Dark red to brown in color, Dubbels tend to be relatively strong in gravity and alcohol, medium in body, with flavor notes of caramel, chocolate and pit fruit.

If this style had been brewed in Japan, it undoubtedly would have been crafted by some beer-loving sect of Buddhist monks (O-Bosan). Sadly, it hadn’t been. The Baird brewers have stepped in to fill the void. Our O-Bosan Ale is a celebration of the religious history that informs large segments of beer culture. May it help you to find your inner being!

O-Bosan Ale is available for immediate release in both kegs and bottles (360 ml).

Cheers!

Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan
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