If there is one thing we love more than craft beer, it’s crafting a beer with new friends. Last month, we paired up with the fine folks of Jax Fish House to create a special brew in honor of their new Emersum Oysters and Oyster Month (March). Naturally, we decided to make an oyster stout. Jax provided their proprietary mollusks for the beer, and everyone had a blast brewing. The beer is a classic dark stout brewed with generous amounts of roast. We added shucked oysters to the mash in the lauter tun and let them soak with all of the delicious sugars of the wort for a bit. Once we got the wort from the mash/oyster mixture, we boiled our wort for about 90 minutes. We then added unshucked oysters to the kettle and boiled them to extract as much as possible. Once that was complete, the wort went to a fermenting vessel for conditioning. Check out this great video of our brew day!
We’ll help kick off Oyster Month and the new brew with a celebration in the Tap Room on Thursday, March 1st. Guests can enjoy samples of the beer as well as complimentary Emersum oysters (while supplies last). Jax will also be selling some additional tasty dishes. Emersum Oyster Stout will be limitedly available on draft at the brewery and all three Jax locations (Fort Collins, Boulder, Denver).