Monday, 24 May 2010
Own label oyster stout at Eddie Gilbert's
Eddie Gilbert’s serves own Black Pearl Oyster StoutFree glass offered with oysters through the World Cup
Eddie Gilbert’s is now serving its own ‘Black Pearl Oyster Stout’. The multi award winning fish monger-cum-chippie-cum-gourmet fish restaurant has commissioned Gadds’ Ramsgate Brewery to produce a unique brew to accompany its oysters.The smooth, rich, dark stout is a heady 6.2% abv by volume.
A plate of half a dozen rock oysters, cold with shallot and Jerez vinegar or grilled with chorizo cost £6.00 and the 300ml bottle of the Black Pearl and additional £3.00.Gadds’ have also produced a cask of the stout especially for sale on draft at Eddie Gilbert’s during the World Cup. Priced at £1.50 per half pint, the restaurant will give away a free glass whilst England remain in the tournament with every order of oysters, or while stocks last.
“It’s very rich with an almost chocolate feel of a mocha coffee bean,” said Eddie Gilbert’s owner Jonny Dunhill. ”Offering our own stout, brewed by Gadds’, fits in with our philosophy of offering the finest produce sourced as locally as possible.”He adds a word of warning, “The Black Pearl Oyster Stout, along with the other Gadd’s beers on the menu have a strength of between 5 and 9 percent – these are not Friday night session beers – they’re to be enjoyed in small volumes with or after food,” he said.Made from malted and roast barley, malted oats, Kentish hops and brewers’ yeast, Gadds' bottle conditioned ales are unfiltered and unfined, ensuring their characteristic depth of character.
The light yeast sediment remains in the bottle, maturing the bottle and gradually enhances the flavour.Eddie Gilbert’s also make a Gadds Black Pearl ice cream, priced at £4.50.