Bull Testicles Special Ingredient in Rocky Mountain Beer
When the Wynkoop Brewing Company announced earlier this year that its Denver, Colorado brewery was going to make beer using bull testicles, the news was quickly greeted with shouts of “April’s Fools”.
But what started out as a stunt to get publicity has now turned into a real venture, with Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout now available, the only stout beer made from bull testicles.
The brew takes its name from the local restaurants dish featuring fried bull testicles called “Rocky Mountain oysters”. Wynkoop’s chief brewmaster Andy Brown reported that the feedback from the April Fools’ announcement was so positive, they decided to try the real thing.
“Yes, the beer was inspired by our April Fools spoof video this spring, in which we claimed to have released a beer made with bull testicles,” the company said on it’s website. “Why actually make such a meaty treat? Months after doing the video (the idea for which hit me while sampling Odell Brewing’s recent and very delicious oyster stout for Jax restaurants), we and our fans are still laughing. Very important, that laughing.”
The deep brown colored beer features a mixture of flavors, including coffee, chocolate and espresso. The first release is scheduled this week at the brewery’s on-site pub.
“Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout is an assertive foreign-style stout, slightly viscous, with a deep brown color,” said Brown. “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.”
The beer is 7% ABV and has 3 BPBs. That’s balls per barrel.