Yeah, that’s a real bull testicle photobombing your new Wynkoop new beer can. The brewery’s highly publicized Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout hits shelves today at their brewpub and in select retailers in the Denver area. Out of town? The two packs are also available online via Let’s Pour. “This is another seminal moment in our 25 years of small-batch liquid art,” says Wynkoop’s Marty Jones. Well played.
Style: Stout (w/ Bull Testicles)
Availability: 12 oz cans
Arrival: March 11, 2013
The ballsiest beer in American is may be coming to a distributor near you. Remember that beer made with Rocky Mountain Oysters that launched the same week as Great American Beer Fest? Maybe you’ve already cupped this beer in your hands personally? Well, Wynkoop has plans to release their Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout in 2 pack cans, and the nation can now grab some. It’s described as “a luscious, creamy stout with loads of flavor – everything from roasted barley and coffee to chocolate and nuts.” Feel free to grab their package (gently!) of two cans and put it in your mouth – if you’ve got the balls to do it! You will soon be able to order a pair of cans through BeerJobber.com. [UPDATE 1/16: BeerJobber closes. No word on other sites shipping.]
Style: Stout (with Bull Testicles)
Availability: 12oz cans, Draft (@ Wynkoop)
7% ABV, 3 BPB (Balls Per Barrel)
The video below, was once a April Fool’s Joke. Now… it’s for real.
For April Fools Day, Wynkoop Brewing released a video about a brewing a beer with Rocky Mountain Oysters. That’s a fancy phrase for bull balls. They brewery is proud to announce that on October 8, 2012 they will release the real thing.
In the weeks and months after the spoof video, people around the country were talking about it. Wynkoop mulled it over and thought, why not? Fried bull testicles are actually a local Colorado dish. (Um, ok.) 25 pounds of bull testicles were sliced, roasted, and added to the mash. Thus, Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout – a beer with bull balls.
Flavor? Wynkoop describes it as: Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout is an assertive foreign-style stout, slightly viscous, with a deep brown color. It has equally deep flavors of chocolate syrup, Kahlua, and espresso, along with a palpable level of alcohol and a savory umami-like note.It finishes dry and roasted with a fast-fading hop bite.
A total of 8 barrels were produced (248 gallons). Those attending GABF can try to at their table. (If you’re feeling ballsy).
Availability: Draft only, @GABF
7% ABV, 3 BPB (Balls per barrel)
Sous chef Andrew Langlo cuts the balls. Guys, does that make you cringe?