Can you guess what you see in the image above? The can of beer and the name Wynkoop Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout on the label should be obvious, but can you tell what those two oval shaped objects are, in front of the can?
I’ll give you a hint: It has nothing to do with anything you would find at your local Red Lobster restaurant.
Wynkoop Brewing, the Denver Colorado brewing operation that lays claim to the title of oldest brewpub in the state, has announced the nationwide release of one of its more (in) famous products: Wynkoop Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout. The ale was first released last year and served at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. In a short time, it will be available nationwide through the beer service Beerjobber.com and also in cans throughout the Denver area.
So, what is so special about Wynkoop Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout? Well, there is a good reason why fans of the product went nuts when they first tried the beer and continue to long for its meaty characteristics: This ale is made with bull testicles. Yes, you heard that correctly. Wynkoop uses roasted bull testicles- 25 pounds in each batch, to be exact- to produce a beefy brew that has fans chomping at the beer; I mean, chomping at the bit and anxious for more.
Wynkoop Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout first started as an April Fool’s Joke, but its genitalia- enhanced taste seemed to fit well with the adventurous spirit of Wynkoop Brewing. Roasted bull testicles, or Rocky Mountain oysters, are a delicacy in Colorado, so it made sense to take that delicacy to a new level by slicing up those round things and adding them to the brew kettle.
Wynkoop Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout will be sold (appropriately) in pairs of cans and will be available starting in January, 2013. Try some if you get the chance and discover the unique malt beverage flavor contributions that only bull gonads can offer.
It gives a whole new meaning to the term Nut Brown Ale, no?
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