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Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout brewed by Wynkoop Brewing Company - Denver, Colorado
Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout brewed by Wynkoop Brewing Company - Denver,
Wynkoop Brewing Company has created a brand new style of beer called Rocky
Mountain Oyster Stout. The only stout made with real bull testicles. This
ale is part of the Wynkoop's Brewer's Vault series and is currently on tap. The pioneering beer is so unique that Wynkoop created a video to
document its story. It take balls to brew a stout like this.
Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout is an assertive, viscous stout with a rich
brown/black color, a luscious mouthfeel and deep flavors of chocolate, espresso
and nuts. The beer sports a savory, umami-like note and roasty dry finish.
Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout is 7.5% ABV and 3 BPBs. (That’s balls per barrel.)
The beer came to life last fall after the enthusiastic response to our 2012
April Fools Day spoof video in which we claimed to have made the beer.
Our pioneering brewpub (Colorado’s first) is housed in the glorious J. S. Brown
Mercantile Building, built in 1899. The Mercantile Company was a cornerstone of
the young Denver economy and one of the city’s most impressive early buildings.
Its hardwood floors, thick timber pillars and pressed-tin ceilings are still in
place today. Miners, ranchers and city folks walked this building looking for
goods to furnish their Western adventures and frontier homes.
In 1899 our main floor served as the Mercantile’s original showroom. Today it’s
home to our main bar, restaurant, brewery and kitchen. On the south side of our
main floor is our Mercantile Room, now a renovated banquet room replete with
high ceilings and expansive arched windows. The giant metal door you see by the
main bar? It was once the door to the building’s main vault. Today it holds a
different sort of valuables: our brewers and their office. The second floor is
the home of Wynkoop Billiards, arguably the city's most elegant pool hall. We
have 22 pool tables, two private pool rooms, dart lanes and a bar serving most
of the same acclaimed beers you find downstairs.
This floor also houses some of our most popular banquet rooms, and the entire
floor and pool hall are available for private functions. The backbar on this
floor was rescued from the original tasting room of the old Tivoli Brewery, a
famed Denver brewery located at what is now the Auraria college campus. In our
basement you’ll find the serving tanks for all of our beers, and we now hand can
our beers down there, too. The Impulse Theater is also on our basement level and
welcomes grinning crowds to its hugely popular improv-comedy shows.