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Wynkoop Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout

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Wynkoop Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout is made with bull testicles

Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout
Foreign-Style Stout
Wynkoop Brewing Co./Denver, CO

While it's not unprecedented to brew beer with meat (George Washington made beer with a whole chicken added), it's quite rare. In case you're not aware, Rocky Mountain oysters are what Coloradans call bull testicles, and are considered a delicacy in the Centennial State. After Wynkoop, Denver's oldest craft brewery, released a video on April 1, 2012 about the production of a beer made with the aforementioned "oysters," beer bloggers, writers and fellow brewers who fell for the April Fool's Day joke were all abuzz about wanting to try it. This ultra-limited brew became a reality when the brewery decided to make a small eight-barrel batch, which was served at the Wynkoop brewpub and at the Great American Beer Festival in 2012. A total of 25 pounds of the bull gonads were sliced and roasted before being added to the mash. The beer is a stout with flavors of espresso and chocolate, with a dry roasted finish. Some also taste the meat with a smoked flavor and earthy nuttiness (pun intended). Due to its popularity and novelty, this beer is still being produced and is served on draft at the brewpub.

Price: $6 for 12 oz.
7 percent ABV

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