Apr 9, 2009: Oyster Beer in North Carolina

Oyster World

Domestic oyster stout is alive and well at the Oyster House Brewing Company in Asheville! The brewery, located in The Lobster Trap restaurant, adds oysters to its signature Moonstone Stout. According to headbrewer Billy Klingel, Moonstone is characterized by "delightful roasted malty notes, a hint of brine and a deliciously dry finish." We were surprised to learn that Klingel adds whole (shells and all!) Prince Edward Island Malpeque oysters directly to the wort: "The shells offer calcium and minerality to the wort and the oyster meat adds somes fresh salinity and brininess."

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  • Bruce on

    I’ll do that. Heck….I like to stick a shucked oyster in a Bloody Mary. Oyster beer does not seem so far fetched. Those shooters in Porter were darn good!

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