In this dish, a basic beef stew meets Harpoon's smooth, rich, small-batch Island Creek Oyster Stout for a flavorful and satisfying meal. Island Creek is an oyster farming and distribution company out of Massachusetts. Typically, stouts make a great pairing when eating oysters. In this case, Harpoon's brewers put the oysters right into the beer during the brewing process, although the impact to the taste of the beer is minimal. The stout has hints of roasted barley along with a slight mineral brininess from the oysters, both of which add great flavor to the chuck steak we braised in it.
Delicious -- a solid recipe for a hearty meat and stout pie. The flavor of the stout came through deliciously, and a note to cooks: when sourcing your beer, I bet it would be absolutely fine to use a plain stout instead of the Harpoon Island Creek Oyster Stout the recipe calls for, but it was delicious! —Food52
potatoes, peeled and diced
carrots, peeled and diced
boneless beef chuck steaks, cut into 1 inch pieces