Fordham Brewing Announces Rosie Parks Oyster Stout

DOVER, DE – The Fordham Brewing Company has announced the November release of Rosie Parks Oyster Stout.

Making a triumphant return, the Oyster Stout was formerly in the Fordham Brewing portfolio and retains a loyal group of followers. Containing Chesapeake Bay oysters and shells, contributing to a slight briny taste in the beer, this stout contains pale, torrified wheat, caramunich, roasted barley and chocolate malt. In addition, it is hopped with Bravo and Glacier hops. Black and 5.2% ABV, this beer is very distinctive. It is designed to pair well with oysters.

Fordham Brewing made the decision to bring back their popular oyster stout recipe to promote an important cause. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) is in the process of restoring Rosie Parks, a skipjack that once dredged the Chesapeake Bay for oysters. Originally built by in 1955 by Bronza Parks, Rosie Parks is one of the least altered skipjacks still in existence. The decision to honor Rosie Parks and support CBMM with a portion of the specialty beer sales was easy.

Fordham and Dominion Brewing CEO Jim Lutz stated, “The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum approached the brewery at the beginning of the year with the request for local beer at their fundraising events. We decided to do them one better by using our beer and bottle artwork to bring attention to the Rosie Parks restoration project. It is important us that future generations understand the cultural history of our Chesapeake maritime community.”

Rosie Parks Oyster Stout will be available in 22-ounce bottles and on draft. She will be premiered at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Oysterfest on November 3rd.


Fordham and Old Dominion have been brewing high quality beverages in Dover, Delaware since 2003. They provide tours of the brewery (located at 1284 McD Dr., Dover, DE) and provide samples of their products, such as Scotch Ale, Oak Barrel Stout, Baltic Porter and Copperhead Ale every Wednesday at 5:00 and 6:00pm, Friday at 4:30 and 6:00pm and Saturday at 12:30 and 2:00 pm. For more information, visit, or contact Lauren Bigelow at 302.678.4810 Ext. 201.

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