Bowens Island Oyster Stout

Irish Dry Stout

After pairing rich, roasty stout with oysters for years, enterprising European brewers started putting oysters in the beer in the early 20th century. Oysters impart a silky mouthfeel thanks to their protein-y-ness, and maybe a delightful hint of brine, to the Oyster Stout style. It’s even harder to argue against making beer with oysters once the season hits in Charleston. 2 bushels of succulent oysters harvested around Bowens Island were added to every 15 barrels of this beer, making it a truly local drinking experience. It’s particularly suited for that most Charleston of cool-weather food festivities: the oyster roast.

Other details

IBUs: 20
Notable hops: East Kent Goldings
Notable malts: Pale, Crystal 20, Crystal 60, Roast
Release type: Seasonal
Season: Oyster Season