Green Beacon Brewing Co. is celebrating that magical mollusc that is the oyster! We know there are serious oyster-lovers out there, so make sure you don’t miss this special one-off event on Sunday December 7.

If you are an out and proud oyster-lover, then this is your event. Head to Green Beacon, try six different oysters from all over Australia on one plate, and wash it down with a pint of their extremely limited special release Oyster Stout.

Pop in on Sunday December 7 and pick up a mixed half dozen and a beer for only $20, plus there will be seafood specials on offer all day.

Some fun facts about oysters:

  • Oysters are best known for their reputed aphrodisiac powers and have been a favourite of food lovers throughout the centuries, beginning with the Roman emperors who paid for them by their weight in gold. 
  • Oysters have always been linked with love. When Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, sprang forth from the sea on an oyster shell and promptly gave birth to Eros, the word “aphrodisiac” was born. The dashing lover Casanova also used to start a meal eating 12 dozen oysters.
  • Oysters have been an important food since the Neolithic period and were cultivated long before the Christian era. The Greeks served them with wine and the Romans were so enthusiastic about these mollusks that they sent thousands of slaves to the shores of the English channel to gather them.
  • Oysters au natural are best served simply with crushed ice and seaweed. Fresh lemon juice or Worcestershire sauces are both good accompaniments. There are also two classic sauces to be served with raw oysters. The first is a mignonette sauce with shallots and vinegar and the second is a chili sauce.
  • Oysters may also be cooked in many ways, such as poaching, marinating, frying, grilling or baked. 

The Oyster Festival 2014 will happen on Sunday December 7 from 11am til late at Green Beacon Brewing Co. For more information, visit our event guide.