A Colorado brewery's hilariously deadpan April Fools joke regarding a "Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout" has become a reality. According to Wynkoop Brewery, their bull testicle beer "annoucenment" video was so popular that people actually showed up April 1st looking for a taste of the beer.
After some additional inquiries they relented and set to making a "ballsy" beer flavored with a distinctly Colorado dish. Their first run, produced just in time for the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, apparently debuted very well and drew large crowds.
So what goes into a testicle flavored beer? Around 25 pounds of roasted bull testicles, apparently. According to the brewery's blog, it also includes:
The beer is made with Colorado-grown base malts, roasted barley, seven specialty malts (including special B and smoked malt) and Styrian Goldings hops. The beer gets a small dose of sea salt, too. "It gives the beer an extra layer of Rocky Mountain oyster flavor," Brown notes, "and additional texture."
And as to how it tastes?
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Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout is an assertive foreign-style stout, slightly viscous, with a deep brown color. It has equally deep flavors of chocolate syrup, Kahlua, and espresso, along with a palpable level of alcohol and a savory umami-like note.It finishes dry and roasted with a fast-fading hop bite.
So what started as a joke and then a limited run for a beer festival, might actually become a regular product of Wynkoop Brewery. According to an interview that they did with TODAY.com, the brewery is giving serious thought to doing a run of it in cans. You can be sure we'll let you know the minute you can buy bull testicle beer in a can at Whole Foods.