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7th April 2016

Beard and Oyster? Just some of the strangest beers to come out of America

We thought we’d seen it all, particularly in the world of beer, but how wrong we were! As our American cousins gear up to celebrate National Beer Day  (7th April), the experts at There’s A Beer For That have created a list inspired by some of the more unusual beers to come from the USA; from politically charged ales, to brews formed from yeast taken from the human body, this is a fantastic example of just how diverse and innovative beer can be!


To ensure you can join in the festivities, There’s A Beer For That has also selected an assortment of delicious American inspired beers for you to enjoy. So, if you’re not feeling brave enough to try a brew derived from oysters, or even Beard Beer, there’s still a fanastic selection of Stateside beers for everyone in this round up.


Looking for extra choice? The team at There’s A Beer For That have carefully handpicked a selection of quality beers for you to enjoy, but if that’s not enough, there are many more great beers available which you can find at, or you can check out their Twitter #BeerMatch tool @BeerForThat.




Anti-Trump Ale – ‘Don’t Let Friends Vote Drumpf’

Recently announced beer to discourage US citizens to vote for Donald Trump

Available at: Release date to be confirmed

ABV: 4.5% Ale


Beer has always, throughout history, been a key ingredient in the recipe for revolutionary ideas. In that spirit, Dock Street Beer are brewing this series to declare their disdain for Drumpf (Donald Trump). The first in the “Friends Don’t Let Friends Vote Drumpf” series will be Short-Fingered Stout, a bitter and delusional stout with an airy, light-colored head atop a so-so body. Keep your eyes peeled for stockists of this brand new ale as soon as it becomes available!




Beard Beer – Rogue Brewery

A beer which uses the yeast from beards during the fermentation process

Available at:

RRP: £7.39

ABV: 4.8% American Wild Ale


Beard beer is brewed with a yeast created from brew-master, John Maier’s beard. Brewers have used wild yeasts in beer making for centuries. John has had the same beard since 1978 and for over 15,000 brews, so it is no great surprise that a natural yeast ideal for brewing was discovered in his beard. It pours a cloudy orange with a frothy white head that lasts. You’ll detect notes of bread, citrus and bananas. Oh and beard, of course.






Bayshore Oyster Stout – Flying Fish

This beer uses Oysters from New Jersey in the brewing process

Available at

RRP: £2.19

ABV: 7.5% Stout


Exit 1 is a beer brewed with oysters. The creamy flavour of English chocolate and roasted malts harmonizes with minerals from oyster shells, while Irish ale yeast adds fruitiness and a dry crispness. The rich stout is perfect for cool weather and especially delicious when paired with a few Jersey oysters on the half shell.











Blue Moon

Available From: Tesco’s, Morrison’s, Sainsbury’s

RRP: £1.95

ABV: 5.4% Wheat Ale


Blue Moon is a classic American beer. Refreshing, medium-bodied and unfiltered, this wheat beer has a distinct Belgian-style. It has a uniquely complex taste with notes of citrus, banana, orange peel, coriander and a welcome spicy bite. Try it with a slice of orange to complement the zesty fruitiness of this classic wheat ale.




Lagunitas IPA

Available From: Beers of

RRP: £2.18

ABV: 6.2% India Pale Ale


Made with 43 different hops and 65 various malts, this is a well-rounded, highly drinkable IPA. A bit of caramel malt barley provides the richness that mellows out the twang of the hops. Citrus fruits, passionfruit and even peach notes sit tangibly beside tea and biscuit.






Bear State, Thornbridge

Available From:

RRP: £3.19

ABV: 7% India Pale Ale


Bear State is a classic IPA brewed in the spirit of the West Coast of the USA. This is a hoppy beer, balanced perfectly with a touch of malt sweetness and an intensely citrus hop character to finish. You may detect notes of apricot, passionfruit and citrus fruits.







Available From: Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrison’s

RRP: £1.79

ABV: 4.8% Lager


Known as “The King of Beers,” Budweiser was first introduced by Adolphus Busch in 1876 and it’s still brewed with the same high standards today. Budweiser is a medium-bodied, flavourful, crisp American-style lager. Brewed with the best barley malt and a blend of premium hop varieties, it is an icon of core American values like optimism and celebration.





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Notes to Editors:

There’s a Beer for That


Who is behind There’s A Beer For That? Britain’s Beer Alliance has 89 members including global brewers such as SAB Miller, Carlsberg, Heineken, AB InBev and Molson Coors as well as many regional & independent including Fullers, Wells & Young’s, Shepherd Neame, Thornbridge, Hogs Back & Purity. It also includes pub companies such as Enterprise Inns, M & B and Punch and all major industry organisations – including the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) and Cask Marque – collectively working for the benefit of beer and brewing. The BBA’s membership represents over 90% of the brewing industry.


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Looking for more inspiration?


Beer Explorer

Head over to and try our Beer Explorer – your interactive, visual guide to the best beers in Britain. Explore by style (e.g. pale ales) or tasting note (e.g. chocolate).


Beer Club

Follow @BeerForThat where every Wednesday at 8pm during our #BeerClub experts are on hand to answer all your beery questions (which also happen as live beer and food matching events in pubs across the country). Past topics have included beer for wine lovers, beer and chocolate and best British beers.



For instant beer recommendations for your favourite foods try #BeerMatch. Simply tweet the name of your chosen dish to @BeerForThat with #BeerMatch. With over 1,000 dishes matched to 1,000 foods, we’ll send your beer straight back.


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