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Old 10-25-2009, 01:25 PM   #1
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Seems like Flying Fish Brewery is making an oyster beer with oysters in the batch. Am I just a sucker, or is this for real? Oysters? I love'em and all, I even have an annual huge oyster roast on New Years Day. But Oyster Beer? I really can't imagine a more unappealing sounding beer.

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Old 10-25-2009, 01:33 PM   #2
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Sounds like they're trying to compete with Bud's Clamato Beer. Eurrrrghhhh..

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I had one at Barleys in Asheville... it was a stout or port, IIRC, and it definately had a different note to it... not too strong. If you had me taste it blind, I would not have said oysters... but it had this not really salty... but????

Try it if you have the chance!

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BTW, you doughed in yet?

get back on that horse!!!

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Oyster stouts have been 'round for some time but are on the rare side. Yard's Love Stout was originally an oyster stout.

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you know you want to brew one for your oyster roast... here is a link to the old BYO recipe

If you just want a stout for your roast... I have a great one up right now... has smoke malt, rye malt and oats... really good flavor.

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No dough yet, Mike. But the malt mill is ready to do its thing. I had to get through the morning brew first. You know, I should try that for the oyster roast. I can't imagine it would be a big hit, but it would definitely be a conversation starter.

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Ram's Head Tavern in Annapolis used to serve and Oyster Stout. It was a very subtle, and a perfect complement to seafood! I hate to say it, but I enjoyed it with all seafood that I ate with the exception of crabs. It's crap beer, but there's nothing I love more than an ice cold Natty Boh with crabs.

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It's an Oyster, or "Love" stout. Those are actually pretty good. Yards brewing company in Philadelphia has been making a seasonal Love Stout for years and is it's their most popular seasonal. Apparently, several years ago it used to be called Yards Oyster Stout and the one bar it was on sale at wasn't able to sell a single glass. The bar owner then asked if he could call it a Love Stout, he got the OK, and the batch quickly sold out.

It's coming up on Love Stout season. Have to make sure I get me some.

edit: Oh I see brewt00l already mentioned Yards.

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