The latest Malthouse blog has a look at unusual ingredients in beer and Three Boys Oyster Stout. It is called “Waiter there’s an oyster in my beer“:
You can, technically, put pretty much anything into beer if you really want to. Off the top of my head I’ve had beers made with cherries, raspberries, peaches, plums, lemon, lime, pineapple, pumpkin, heather, rimu, spruce, elderberries, bog myrtle, coriander, cumin, thyme, lemongrass, chilli, honey, cinnamon, kawakawa, candy sugar, wheat, oats, rice, rye, peat smoked malt, chocolate, liquorice, coffee, caffeine, caramel, bourbon, whisky, wild yeast, guarana and Food Acid 330.
Of course, just because you are able to put an ingredient into a beer doesn’t mean that it is a necessarily a good idea.
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