Pearl Necklace Oyster
Stout brewed by Flying Dog Brewery - Frederick, Maryland
stout brewed with local oysters, Pearl Necklace was the brainchild
of Flying Dog, Rappahannock River Oysters, and Baltimore’s Woodberry
Kitchen. “Both Rappahannock and Woodberry were great partners in
educating us on the oyster issues facing the Chesapeake Bay,” our
Brewmaster Matt Brophy told us. “When we became fully aware of how
crucial oysters are to the Bay’s fragile ecosystem, we knew we
needed to do more than just brew a beer.”
Proceeds from Pearl Necklace will benefit the Oyster Recovery
Partnership, which coordinates and conducts large-scale oyster
restoration efforts in the Chesapeake Bay. Both Woodberry Kitchen
and Rappahannock River Oysters work closely with the Partnership on
shell recycling programs and more.
Beer Review by Beer Advocate
Appearance: rich, dark ruby-brown hue with a thick finger of
frothy, dark tan foam. Quite attractive.
Aroma: rich, chocolatey aroma with a hint of spiciness. I'm not
getting any oysters in the aroma, but it's still a nice-smelling
Taste: great chocolate malt flavor with some caramel notes and an
almost creamy sweetness. No oyster flavor up front, but way out in
the distant aftertaste there's definitely a shellfish character. How
interesting! I've never had an oyster stout before, but I like the
subtlety and restraint with which the ingredient is handled here.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a really
fantastic creaminess. Wonderful texture -- love it.
Overall: I was a little apprehensive of trying this beer, but of
course I needn't have been. This is a tasty and subtle brew with a
wonderful texture and good drinkability; I'd definitely have this
The Flying Dog Story
In 1983, a series of events in the Himalayas involving under
prepared hikers, an unfaithful Sherpa, a scared-shitless donkey, and
quickly consumed contraband led to the creation of the Flying Dog
That's right, philosophy. It wasn't until 1990 that beer came into
From a brewpub in Aspen, Colorado to a full-fledged Denver brewery,
and then to a state-of-the-art brewing facility in Frederick,
Maryland, Flying Dog stands for not only extraordinary beer, but
also for standing tall, doing great things, and not letting anyone
make you eat shit.
For the past 20 years, we’ve done just that. We produce world-class
craft beers and continue to push the envelope with experimental
brews and limited-edition one-offs. All the while, we continuously
pay homage to our Gonzo Godfathers – George Stranahan, Hunter S.
Thompson, and Ralph Steadman.
Most importantly, we have a lot of fun doing it. And we never take
ourselves too seriously.