DC Brau, the first production brewery in the nation’s capitol since the end of Prohibition, partnered with Baxter Brewing, the first brewery in New England to package all its beer in cans, to introduce Daughters of Poseidon, a Black IPA brewed with oysters.
“We wanted to use an ingredient that was common to both places, and oysters came to mind,” said Luke Livingston, founder of Baxter Brewing Co., in Lewiston, Maine. “So we put 800 pounds of whole oysters into the mash of Daughters of Poseidon. We know what you’re thinking… Yes, seriously. Oysters.”
The result, he said, is a unique recipe, more like a dark IPA than a stout, brewed with precisely the same ingredients at both DC Brau and Baxter. Except that the DC version uses locally sourced Rappahannock Oyster Co. Olde Salt oysters, and the Maine version uses oysters from Glidden Point Oyster Company in the Pemaquid (ME) area.
A limited edition, one-off beer, Daughters of Poseidon will be sold in four-packs of 16-oz. cans, emblazoned with the logos of both DC Brau and Baxter. The public will get its first taste of the distinctive new brew at a release party at Meridian Pint in Washington, 5:00pm on May 8, where the DC Brau version will be introduced along with 11 other taps of both DC Brau and Baxter’s beers. It will be Baxter’s first time in Washington.
Both DC Brau and Baxter’s versions of the beer will come to New England at Boston’s Deep Ellum, on May 29, along with lots of other varieties from both breweries, followed by both versions being poured at the American Craft Beer Festival, the largest beer fest on the east coast, May 30-31 at the World Trade Center in Boston.