The new batch of Double Shuck is here!
Oysters and stout are a classic pairing, it was at one time considered a poor man's meal and has since became something truly special. The salty, briny taste of the oysters paired unusually well with a thick, creamy, roasty porter or stout (and they still do!). So we decided to pay homage to this traditional pairing, by brewing an imperial stout with freshly shucked Lindisfarne oysters - 200 to be exact - and smoked paprika.
An often shocked question we've had about Double Shuck is "Does it taste like fish?" and the answer is, not at all. The oysters give a good minerality to the beer, adding a unique depth achieved only by their being added to the brew, as well as a bit of brine saltiness in the finish of the beer. The beer as a whole is smooth and rich, with deep roast and burnt chocolate flavour, only enhanced by that slight salty note in the finish.
A unique, and delectable brew, the new batch of Double Shuck is truly something special. Enjoy with fresh oysters or seafood for the ultimate pairing.