#655 Service’s Lincoln’s Gift Oyster Stout

Last night (1/11/2016) I tried a beer from local brewery Service Brewing Company (Savannah, Georgia, USA) called Lincoln’s Gift Oyster Stout. Service’s Lincoln’s Gift Oyster Stout is a 5.5% alcohol by volume (ABV) Sweet Stout brewed with locally harvested May River oysters. This beer is listed as a Stout on ratebeer.com, a Milk / Sweet Stout on BeerAdvocate.com, and a Stout – Oyster on UNTAPPD.com.


Service’s Lincoln’s Gift Oyster Stout came in a 1 pint 6 fl oz (650 mL) bottle with a cartoon picture of Abraham Lincoln eating an oyster on the front label. This winter seasonal  limited release beer exhibits 23 IBUs (International Bitterness Units). Below is the commercial description of Service’s Lincoln’s Gift Oyster Stout:

“Union General William Tecumseh Sherman torched most of the Confederate South on his 1864 March to the Sea, but his swath of destruction met its end when he came upon the lovely city of Savannah, GA. Overcome by its beauty and bounty, tough old Sherman presented an unscathed Savannah to President Abraham Lincoln as a Christmas gift.

Service Brewing Co. honors the 16th president of these United States with a beer based on one of Lincoln’s other favorite gifts—the kind that come from the sea. Lincoln’s Gift is a sweet stout brewed with locally harvested May River oysters, giving this traditional dark beer a slightly briny character.” – Service Brewing Company

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