Formerly brewed at Baird Brewing Co.
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
In Japan, as in so many places, it has been tradition that "the nail that sticks up gets hammered down." Well, we like protruding nails at Baird Beer. We think they represent iconoclasm and irreverence and innovative spirit -- all fundamental to the generation of creative new things. Protruding Nail Citrus Porter is nothing if not creative and new. It is a Robust Porter in spirit, a heavily wheated (Pale Wheat, Caramel Wheat, Chocolate Wheat) dark ale in body, and a magnificently fruity-citrusy (additions of freshly cut Summer Mikan peels and freshly squeezed Summer Mikan juice) beer in countenance.
Dark chocolate-brown in color, with a distinct low-pH derived turbidity from the citrus additions, Protruding Nail Citrus Porter sports a creamy tan head. The aroma is citrus, but one of a peppery, spicy, even minty character. The flavor is like a citrus carnival that has come to inhabit your mouth for a gloriously fun and entertaining performance. This is a protruding nail that simply will not be hammered down! We promise to brew it annually until someone hammers us down.