Anyone who knows Andrew and me is aware that we have a deep love of only two things in this godforsaken world, animals and beer. Now, some genius Englishman has combined the two with a scallop-infused beer!!!
Scallop Stout has been created by a brewery named Shepherd Neame, apparently the oldest brewery in England. They make the beer the same way they always would, but throw a handful of scallops into the vat for an hour. While Andrew and I are suspicious that he might have actually gotten the idea from God, the brewer Stewart Main claims to have thought it up while at a scallop festival in the English town of Rye.
“This full bodied traditional stout, brewed with…
“…black rye and crystal malt, gives a rich blend of dark chocolate and roasted coffee on the palate. Then the classic bitterness from generous quantities of East Kent Goldings hops takes over, tantalising the taste buds,” says Main on the Shepherd Neame Website.
In this article on Metro.co.uk, Main claims “There’s a hint of smokiness and a slight taste of the sea but no fishiness. I can find no scientific reason for why it works, but it does.” Nothing better than the slight taste of the sea in your beer, if you ask us.
Where the magic happens…
We would like to put a challenge out to the Shepherd Neame Brewery (we know you’re reading this). If you will send us each a complimentary bottle of Scallop Stout, we will happily review it for you and evangelize the brand. Keep in mind, Neame brewers, that we have THOUSANDS of readers in the UK alone, and that we have powerful friends.***
***DISCLAIMER: By “powerful friends,” Andrew and Benny Bleiman mean to indicate that they have a total of two friends, those guys at Deep Sea News, who once put a Zooillogix link on their site, and thus are assumed by Andrew and Benny Bleiman to be official friends. Unfortunately, at the time of the writing of this disclaimer, Benny could not remember their names.