What the Shuck?!!?

Exit 1 Bayshore Oyster StoutI know that oysters pair well with beer, especially on a warm summer eve, overlooking water of some sort, breeze wafting through your hair… I think my favorite beer to pair with them is Guinness. There’s just something about a nice, dry Irish stout that mingles well with the salty little buggers.

So yah, oysters paired with beer? I’m with you all the way! But oysters brewed IN beer? I’m a little skeptical.

If Flying Fish Brewing Co., has anything to say about it, I shouldn’t be! They’ve been brewing their Exit 1 Bayshore Oyster Stout for a while now. According to The Exit Series, “The creamy flavor of English chocolate and roasted malts harmonizes with minerals from the oyster shells. Irish ale yeast adds a bit of fruitiness and a dry crispness.” …Sounds pretty good to me, but I guess I’ll just have to try it myself and let you know.

As per an article on The Boston Herald.com, Harpoon will be joining Flying Fish Brewery in the oyster beer ranks, whose “Island Creek Oyster Stout…will be bottled in two weeks.”

If you’re a lover of stouts like me, I believe these are worth trying. Have you had beer brewed with oysters? Tell me about it!

[techtags:OYSTER BEER, OYSTER BEER PAIRING, FLYING FISH BREWING CO., HARPOON BREWERY, EXIT 1 BAYSHORE OYSTER STOUT, ISLAND CREEK OYSTER STOUT]

3 Comments

  • JR January 22, 2010 @ 11:06am

    Flying Fish’s Exit 1 stout is amazing. I was leery at first, then I tried a glass at the Blue Monkey in Merchantville, NJ. I couldn’t believe how wonderful the taste was. They didn’t overdo it with the oysters, there’s just a hint of brine in the finish, and if you didn’t know it was there, you’d miss it. Overall, the stout portion of the beer pours like molasses. It glugs out of the bottom, just like a good imperial stout should!

  • Hannah January 22, 2010 @ 11:09am

    JR – I can’t wait to try it, myself. Hopefully one of these days I’ll be able to pop down to the Blue Monkey and try it on tap, too!

  • Deron January 22, 2010 @ 2:58pm

    Yards Love Stout. Delish!

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