Hailing from Denver, Colo., Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout does in fact incorporate real bull testicles. Fried bull testicles also known as Rocky Mountain Oysters is a delicacy that serves as the inspiration for the prank-turned-beer. What started off as a joke became so hugely popular among fans of idea soon turned into a reality. On October 8, the brewery will tap the first keg of bull testicle beer and make it available to consumers.
According to the brewing company's website:
The beer is made with Colorado-grown base malts, roasted barley, seven specialty malts (including special B and smoked malt) and Styrian Goldings hops. The beer gets a small dose of sea salt, too. “It gives the beer an extra layer of Rocky Mountain oyster flavor,” Brown notes, “and additional texture.”
The 8-barrel batch also included 25 pounds of bull testicles that were sliced by hand and then roasted (by Wynkoop sous chef Andrew Langlo) before being added to the beer’s mash.
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