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Posted: 13 August 2014
Whitstable Bay Black Oyster Stout is the newest addition to the Whitstable Bay Collection from the Faversham Steam Brewery.
It is a silky keg stout brewed using a unique blend of four coloured malts which impart a rich, complex flavour, balanced by the finest Admiral hops, and finished with a smooth, creamy head.
The introduction of Oyster Stout follows the huge success of the collection - comprising Whitstable Bay Pale Ale, Whitstable Bay Blonde Lager and Whitstable Bay Organic Ale - since it was launched last July.
All the beers are handcrafted using 100% natural ingredients, including chalk filtered mineral water from the brewery's own artesian well. The contemporary lens design for Whitstable Bay Black features a white oyster dredger silhouette on a black background, reflecting its namesake – the popular coastal town of Whitstable.
The name was chosen to complement the existing Whitstable Bay range, by adding a stout drawing upon the heritage of the town and its famed oysters. When stouts first emerged in the 18th century, oysters were not the delicacy they are today, but a common snack served in pubs, and proved an excellent pairing.