US brewer creates bull’s testicles beer

It started out as an April Fool’s Day joke but now bull’s testicles beer has become a reality.

Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout is made with bull's testiclesThe Wynkoop Brewing Company, based in Denver, has produced the Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout, which is made using bull’s testicles.

Back in April, head brewer Andy Brown, featured in a spoof video clip promoting the beer when it was just a joke. It was the reaction to that video that inspired the company to go ahead and make the beer.

Announcing the beer on their blog, Wynkoop said: “When we sent out the press release and the video link last April, we heard from brewers and beer writers who thought the beer was for real and loved the idea. They wanted samples. So did many patrons who came to the pub to try the beer. So we’ve turned our joke into a reality.”

A Rocky Mountain Oyster is another name given to a popular local dish – fried bull’s testicles. This beer has been made for the Great American Beer Festival, held in Denver later this month. The eight-barrel batch made for the festival includes over 11kgs of bull testicles that were sliced then roasted by Wynkoop sous chef Andrew Langlo, before being added to the beer’s mash.

Jokes are one thing, but reality is another, so the key question is what does the beer actually taste like?

Wynkoop says, “Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout is an assertive foreign-style stout, slightly viscous, with a deep brown colour. It has equally deep flavours of chocolate syrup, Kahlua, and espresso, along with a palpable level of alcohol.”

Andy Brown added: “We’ve been making ballsy beer for the past few years. And this is great proof of that.”

One Response to “US brewer creates bull’s testicles beer”

  1. Tony Mason says:

    Absolute bollocks!

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