Flying Dog Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout

24 July 2012

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Flying Dog Pearl Necklace

Wildeman IPA (originally brewed for the 25th anniversary of Amsterdam’s In de Wildeman bar) is an unfiltered beer with a hazy colour and with a potent citrus hop flavour. The bitterness is balanced by light malt highlights, finishing dry and crisp with a hint of acidity.
What do we think of it? “Wildeman literally tastes like insanity!” says Nigel Stevenson from James Clay. “And don’t even ask me about Kujo... the label is terrifying!”
Flying Dog Brewmaster Matt Brophy saves Nigel: “We like to say that Kujo, an Imperial Coffee Stout, is the savage collision of two brewing worlds - coffee and beer - but we’ve maintained the
balance between rich and roasted stout characteristics, soft vanilla and the deep, dark, coffee notes.”
Both Wildeman IPA and Kujo will be available from James Clay from May.
To register your interest, please call us on 01422 377 560 or email
Wildeman Farmhouse IPA (7.5% Abv.)
Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout (8.9% Abv)

A dry 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 (ORP), 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.

“Our initial work with the ORP was just the beginning,” Ben Savage, Flying Dog’s VP of marketing, said. “Sales of Pearl Necklace will continue to benefit the ORP and also raise awareness nationwide of how critical oyster restoration is to the Chesapeake Bay." The goal is to enable ORP to plant at least 1 million baby oysters back into the Chesapeake Bay through proceeds from Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout.

“A healthy oyster reef not only filters the Chesapeake Bay’s waters, but also provides habitat for other important marine life such as blue crabs and striped bass,” Stephan Abel, Executive Director of the ORP, said. “Every oyster we plant back into the Bay will have an immediate, positive impact.”

Tasting notes: "Pours midnight black with a inch thick head that quickly dissipates. Big roasted malt notes. A silky smooth mouthfeel; wee bit more carbonated than your average stout. A bitter yet dry, cigar ash-accentuated finish. As for the Rappahannock River oysters? If you are put off by the bivalve you may find little evidence of it in the beer but if you are a shellfish connoisseur you’ll surely detect the delicate smoky, creamy aftertaste of oysters." Greag Barbera (All About Beer Magazine).

Please note: Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout is a limited edition release in the UK. Please check our specials board for availablity.

For more information or to order Flying Dog Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout, please call us on 01422 377 560 or email

Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout (5.5% Abv, 24x355ml)