Porterhouse Brewing Oyster Stout
There's more than one brewer in Dublin, you know.
Since 1989, Porterhouse Brewing has been spreading some of the craft beer spirit around Guinness' backyard by fooling around with Belgian recipes and tweaking beloved Irish styles. Porterhouse has since expanded to brewery and four brewpubs in Ireland, another brewpub in London and yet another at the New York pub -- Fraunces Tavern -- where George Washington had a few beers with his officers to celebrate their victory over the British.
Its line of stouts is still extraordinary, with none more so than the Oyster. Still creamy and coffee-flavored like your average stout, the Oyster Stout gets just a hint of sweetness from the oysters shucked right into the conditioning tank. We realize that the thought of oyster in beer conjures up briny tastes in the mouths of the uninitiated, but stout lovers would be missing out on a molasses sweetness that's more like a porter than a dry stout.