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Wabi-Sabi Japan Pale Ale

Wabi-Sabi is a uniquely Japanese and hybrid version of the craft beer world’s two most popular styles: Pale Ale and IPA.

Local Japanese wasabi and green tea are combined deftly with several varieties of herbal-character hops.

The flavor is bold, yet underpinned by a ‘quiet simplicity and subdued refinement.’

Overview

Alcohol Content (by volume) 6.0%
Starting Gravity (degree plato) 12.6
Finishing Gravity (degree plato) 2.0
Bitterness Units (IBU) 45
Color (SRM) 4.5
Wabisabi Japan Pale Ale

Wabi-Sabi Japan Pale Ale

Wabisabi Japan Pale Ale

Wabi-Sabi is a uniquely Japanese and hybrid version of the craft beer world’s two most popular styles: Pale Ale and IPA.

Local Japanese wasabi and green tea are combined deftly with several varieties of herbal-character hops.

The flavor is bold, yet underpinned by a ‘quiet simplicity and subdued refinement.’

Overview

Alcohol Content (by volume) 6.0%
Starting Gravity (degree plato) 12.6
Finishing Gravity (degree plato) 2.0
Bitterness Units (IBU) 45
Color (SRM) 4.5

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The Label Speaks

‘Less is more’ would be another good definition of wabi-sabi.

Something is there, but not in an obvious or ostentatious way.

This is the essence of the label artwork.

The Label Speaks

https://bairdbeer.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/wabisabi-320x320.png

‘Less is more’ would be another good definition of wabi-sabi.

Something is there, but not in an obvious or ostentatious way.

This is the essence of the label artwork.

Bryan's Comment

This is the beer taste of the wabi-sabi Japanese cultural aesthetic that has informed all of my brewing.

It’s boldness of flavor leavened by quiet simplicity and subdued refinement.

Ingredients

Water Soft, Cleanly Flavorful, Local
Malted Grain Floor-malted Pilsner & Maris Otter, Munich
Un-malted Grain Roast Barley
Sugar Japanese Korizato (Rock Candy)
Hops Whole Flower Cones (no pellets or extracts) – Various Varieties
Yeast House Scottish Ale Strain
Other Local Wasabi & Green Tea

Bryan's Brewing Notes

Pale Ales and IPAs are the darling styles of the craft beer renaissance.

English in origin, these hop-centric Ales took on a whole new bright and aggressive character when transplanted to the brew houses of modern American craft brewers who were loading their brew kettles heavy with pungently fruity and aromatic American west coast hop varieties.

Our Rising Sun Pale Ale and Suruga Bay Imperial IPA take their cue from modern American craft brewing.

Wabi-Sabi is a departure.

With it we are endeavoring to craft a uniquely Japanese and hybrid version of the craft beer world’s two most popular styles: Pale Ale and India Pale Ale (IPA).

“Wabi-Sabi” is the “aesthetic sense in Japanese art [and culture] emphasizing quiet simplicity and subdued refinement.” We achieve this sensibility in Wabi-Sabi Japan Pale Ale (JPA) by brewing with deft additions of two very identifiably (and locally prominent) Japanese ingredients: wasabi and ryokucha (green tea).

The dry herbal character of these ingredients intertwine so fully and completely with the herbal character of our chosen hop varieties that it’s impossible to pull them apart.

One begins where the other leaves off.

Quiet simplicity, subdued refinement!

Bryan's Comment

This is the beer taste of the wabi-sabi Japanese cultural aesthetic that has informed all of my brewing.

It’s boldness of flavor leavened by quiet simplicity and subdued refinement.

Ingredients

Water Soft, Cleanly Flavorful, Local
Malted Grain Floor-malted Pilsner & Maris Otter, Munich
Un-malted Grain Roast Barley
Sugar Japanese Korizato (Rock Candy)
Hops Whole Flower Cones (no pellets or extracts) – Various Varieties
Yeast House Scottish Ale Strain
Other Local Wasabi & Green Tea

Bryan's Brewing Notes

Pale Ales and IPAs are the darling styles of the craft beer renaissance.

English in origin, these hop-centric Ales took on a whole new bright and aggressive character when transplanted to the brew houses of modern American craft brewers who were loading their brew kettles heavy with pungently fruity and aromatic American west coast hop varieties.

Our Rising Sun Pale Ale and Suruga Bay Imperial IPA take their cue from modern American craft brewing.

Wabi-Sabi is a departure.

With it we are endeavoring to craft a uniquely Japanese and hybrid version of the craft beer world’s two most popular styles: Pale Ale and India Pale Ale (IPA).

“Wabi-Sabi” is the “aesthetic sense in Japanese art [and culture] emphasizing quiet simplicity and subdued refinement.”

We achieve this sensibility in Wabi-Sabi Japan Pale Ale (JPA) by brewing with deft additions of two very identifiably (and locally prominent) Japanese ingredients: wasabi and ryokucha (green tea).

The dry herbal character of these ingredients intertwine so fully and completely with the herbal character of our chosen hop varieties that it’s impossible to pull them apart.

One begins where the other leaves off.

Quiet simplicity, subdued refinement!


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