Beer Is The Perfect Compliment to a Fresh Oyster
We have developed three different styles of beer as a perfect compliment to our oysters: an Irish Oyster Stout, a German Öyster Weizen, and our Elizabethan King and Queen Ale. Using only the best ingredients, the same care is used to brew each batch of our premium beers, as we put into growing our oysters. These hand crafted ales are truly a labor of love. While these awesome beers can stand on their own, we hope you have the opportunity to enjoy them with a couple dozen Anderson’s Neck oysters. We are working through the final steps to bring these craft beers to market and you can check for progress updates at our blog.
Our Öyster Weizen commemorates the unique way Chesapeake Bay watermen pronounce the word oyster (pronounced Erster). The German Ö (that’s an Umlaut if you were wondering) sounds very similar to “Er” and so our Öyster Weizen German style wheat beer was born!
This late spring seasonal is brewed in the traditional German weizenbier style with copious amounts of wheat, using top fermenting yeast. The Öyster Weizen is fermented slightly cooler than your typical weizenbier to keep the banana and clove flavors as subtle as possible, and let the spiciness of the hops shine through accentuating the lemon character of the beer. This beer is sure to please with a plate of oysters on the half shell or with a bar full of your closest friends. Go ahead, Shuck It Up!
Our Oyster Stout has just a hint of attitude, because sometimes you just have to tell the world to Shuck It.
A dark ale brewed in the traditional dry Irish stout style with a pleasant soft hop backbone. The beer’s maltiness is immediately offset by mild dryness and leaves a clean mouth-feel thanks to the mineral content of the water, in part from the addition of Anderson’s Neck oysters to the mash. Notes of coffee and chocolate make this beer a complex and inviting addition to your oyster dinner, or a refreshing treat after a long day of hard work.
King and Queen Ale
This Ale gets its name from where our farm is located in King & Queen County, Virginia. When we tasted our first pint of this unique beer, our immediate response was: “Shuck Yeah”. We affectionately now refer to our premium ale as the “King & Queen of Beers”.
Brewed in the traditional English barlywine style, this ale drinks like a glass of fine wine. Complex in its nose, hints of chocolate and sweetness greet your nose as the palate of the beer is creamy with a slight bitterness thanks to the English hops. The beer finishes dry with some hints of alcohol and spice. A well rounded ale to be enjoyed responsibly, especially with your favorite oyster dish.