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Shell yeah! Adnams Oyster is back...

By Sarah Groves, also posted in News on

Adnams Oyster pump clipBased on the recipe for a traditional porter, Adnams Oyster is a rich, nutty, winter warmer with a hint of chocolate and coffee. Don't worry, no oysters were harmed in the making of our seasonal stout.  The name harks back to a style of stout made in the 18th century when oysters were served in taverns alongside beer – oysters were not the pricey luxuries then that they are today. Our Oyster Stout does pair handsomely with a plate of oysters though, its richness cuts through the brininess of the slippery fellows. It’s made from East Anglian pale ale malt, crystal malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley and boadicea hops. The malts provide sweetness and lovely roasted coffee and chocolate with a touch of liquorice too. Adnams Oyster Stout mini caskSome breweries add actual oysters or oyster shells to their oyster stouts (someone discovered that ground-up oyster shells help to clarify beer) but our version is shellfish-free. Adnams Oyster is available now in 8-pint mini casks online and in our stores, and will soon be available in selected pubs in casks.    


Sarah Groves