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Pop Chart Lab – Concrete Beer Coaster

Pop Chart Lab Concrete Beer Coaster Set

I’ve featured Pop Chart Lab on here before, and they’re back yet again with another must-have product for the beer aficionado: Concrete Beer Coasters

Featuring the beer taxonomy they developed for their Very Many Varieties of Beer poster, each of the four coasters breaks downs a style of beer (Stout, German Lager, Pale Ale, and Belgian Ale) into its subcategories.

The coasters themselves are cast by hand out of concrete, with cork padding on the bottom and a great looking holder made from mahogany ply to keep them all in order.

Pop Chart Labs – Concrete Beer Coaster Set

Wynkoop Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout

Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout

As an April Fools joke, Wynkoop Brewing Company out of Denver, Colorado made a video that claimed they were working on a beer that would feature an ingredient that’s famous in the Colorado area: Rocky Mountain Oysters, also known as fried bull testicles.

Apparently the response to the idea was so strong that they decided to do it for real, and are now actually working on a Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout, which they will serve at their brewery, and at the Great American Beer Festival.

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, which, according to head brewer Andy Brown, “gives the beer an extra layer of Rocky Mountain oyster flavor and additional texture.”

The 8-barrel batch also included 25 pounds of bull testicles that were sliced by hand and then roasted (by Wynkoop sous chef Andrew Langlo) before being added to the beer’s mash.

The resulting beer is 7% ABV, and has 3 BPBs. (Balls Per Barrel)

So how does it taste?

According to Wynkoop, 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.

You’ve got to give them credit though, because it definitely takes balls to brew a beer like that.

[Wynkoop Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout]

The Very Many Varieties of Beer T-Shirt

Very Many Varieties Of Beer T-Shirt

You’ve seen the ‘Very Many Varieties of Beer‘ poster from Pop Chart Lab on the Brew Review blog before, but now they’ve released a line of t-shirts that take their famous poster designs and bring them to your closet.

Available in both Stout and Navy colors, the Very Many Varieties of Beer t-shirt is screenprinted by hand in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and uses discharge inks on ringspun cotton for that extra soft feel.

Plus, at just $20, it’s a cheap and easy way to look great at your next beer festival.

[Pop Chart Lab – The Very Many Varieties of Beer T-Shirt]

Randall Jr. From Dogfish Head Infuses Flavor

Randall Jr.

If you’re looking to add a little something extra to your next brew, then check out the Randall Jr. from Dogfish Head. This portable version of the Randall 3.0 is basically a combination of a travel mug and french press, and allows you to infuse your favorite beer with whatever ingredients you can think up.

Want to add some espresso beans to your next stout to kick the coffee flavor up a notch? Go ahead. Some citrus in your next hefe? Sure, why not.

Just place your ingredients in the Randall Jr., pour the beer in, place the concoction in a cold climate (like a fridge) for 10 minutes, and enjoy.

Still not sold?

Then check out the informercial:

The Randall Jr. is just $19.99, and can be purchased on the Dogfish Head website.

[Dogfish Head – Randall Jr.]