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Nov 3 2011

Introducing Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout

It all began with a couple of guys drinking beer.

That can surely be said for a lot of things. But it’s only fitting that after a few pints, Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout, Flying Dog Brewery’s latest limited-edition brew, was born.

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, 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.

Pearl Necklace will be released in mid-November on draft only in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.

The beer’s launch will be at Woodberry Kitchen on Monday, November 14. From 6 to 9 pm, they will be pouring Pearl Necklace, shucking Rappahannock River oysters, jamming to Cris Jacobs with members of The Bridge. Tickets are $35. Space is limited, so reservations through Woodberry are required and should be made soon.

Other Pearl Necklace release parties include:

  • Alewife in Baltimore, MD; Tuesday, November 15 at 6 pm
  • Victoria Gastro Pub in Columbia, MD; Wednesday, November 16 at 5 pm
  • Firestone’s Culinary Tavern in Frederick, MD; Thursday, November 17 at 5 pm
  • Olney Ale House in Olney, MD; Thursday, November 17 at 6 pm
  • Adam's Ribs in Kent Island, MD; Thursday, November 17 at 6 pm
  • Hank’s Oyster Bar in Washington, DC; Monday, November 21 at 5 pm
  • Clyde's of Columbia in Columbia, MD; Wednesday, November 23 at 6 pm
  • Hellas Restaurant and Lounge in Millersville, MD; Friday, November 25 at 5 pm