J. Wakefield's Raw Oyster Beer Shots (Video)

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of South Florida and help keep the future of New Times free.

There were lots of shenanigans to be had, as well as beers, at the Palm Beach Craft Beer Festival Saturday. Perhaps the most bold was J.Wakefield Brewing's new move: oyster beer shots.

Are we kidding? No. This is serious business. There is something to be said for sticking raw seafood in alcoholic drinks and downing them in one gulp. Anyone who knows about beer and food pairings knows that raw oysters pair excellent with stout, but actually IN stout?

See Also:

- Florida Weisse: Our Own Style of Beer

- J. Wakefield Unleashed on Sybarite Pig in Boca, Hopes Brewery Opens in December

J.Wakefield's oyster stout is already brewed with freshly-shucked oysters, so adding the raw oyster to a shot of stout is simply complimenting something that already tastes delicious. Chewing is optional.

While beer vendors unleashed their taps upon the thirsty crowd during Saturday afternoon, reps from Gold Coast Beverage Distributors were maintaining a steady flow of freshly shucked oysters to the J. Wakefield Brewing tent. Then this happened.

Boom, and there you have it. Others may have gone went down this path before by combining raw oysters with a shot of whatever beer, but not like this. Eff the hot sauce. Raw oyster + oyster stout = epic beerness.

Maybe this will be a new trend -- we can only hope. Bartenders, bar owners and restauranteurs get in on this. Get some oysters, get some stout and make some oyster beer shots.

It may be raw seafood dunked in beer, but this isn't a New Jersey Turnpike, or a shooter made with an evening's worth of spilled alcohol from a bar mat. Don't ever drink one of those, unless you're desperate or completely insane.

As the opening of J.Wakfield Brewing draws closer by the day, could this impromptu partnership with Gold Coast signify something greater? We shall surely see.

Get more beer by following David Minsky on Twitter and Instagram

Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.