Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar to Tap Emersum Oyster Stout in Celebration of Oyster Month

(Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, CO – February 23, 2017) March is Oyster Month at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar. To kick off this annual celebration of the mighty mollusk, each Jax location will tap kegs of Emersum Oyster Stout, brewed exclusively by Odell Brewing in Fort Collins, Colorado, on Wednesday, March 1. Members of staff from all Colorado Jax restaurants joined forces with the brewers to help make this oyster stout. They added shucked Emersum oysters to the mash and then whole oysters—shell and all—to the boil. According to Jax Executive Manager Adam Reed, this process adds more minerality, more mouthfeel, and a subtle brightness to the beer, and makes for an excellent companion to a dozen oysters on the half shell.

Throughout the month of March, guests at Jax will enjoy weekly chef’s specials inspired by oyster-loving cultures from across the globe, as well as an expanded mignonette menu and traditional raw bar offerings. Among these is the Emersum oyster, cultivated exclusively for Jax Fish House by Virginia’s Rappahannock River Oyster Company. The oyster is described by Jax Executive Chef Sheila Lucero as a perfectly balanced oyster with consistently sweet, salty, and creamy qualities that is sustainably grown and harvested at a specific point in the Chesapeake Bay, giving the Emersum its own “merroir.” For every Emersum oyster sold throughout the month, 10¢ will be donated to the local charitable partners—Boulder – YWCA of Boulder County; LoDo and Glendale – Family Tree; Fort Collins – Food Bank for Larimer County; Kansas City – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Oyster Month culminates with the 5th Annual High West Oyster Fest on Tuesday, April 4 at the Boulder Theater from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. The celebration will include the 17th annual Oyster Eating Competition, the 5th annual Oyster Shucking Competition, and live music. Guests will enjoy Jax food and drink favorites such as Oysters on the Half Shell, Peel n’ Eat Shrimp, Chicken & Crawfish Gumbo, Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya, Spicy Tuna, Smoked Trout & Quinoa Salad. All proceeds and donations from the evening will directly benefit YWCA of Boulder County. High West Oyster Fest 2017 is sponsored by Jax longtime partners Northeast Seafood, Rappahannock River Oyster Company, and the Daily Camera.

Tickets are $35 for adults, $15 for children (12 & under), and $20 for CU Students (must have valid I.D.).

VIP tickets are $75 per person and include: entry in the Dozen Dozens free oysters for a year contest; 5 free raffle tickets; exclusive access to VIP area on the mezzanine; complimentary welcome champagne; a hosted menu from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.; private raw bar; and Meet-and-Greet-and-Shuck-and-Slurp with Jax’ friends from the Rappahannock River Oyster Company.

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit

Tickets can also be purchased at Jax Fish House in Boulder. If purchased at the restaurant there will be no additional service charge.

Link to a Dropbox Folder with photos of Jax oysters and past High West Oyster Fests:

About Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar:
At Jax we serve amazing seafood to ‘Coast-less Communities’. Our greatest desire is to share the best, freshest, most delicious seafood with deserving, landlocked diners. We build relationships with fishmongers all over the country and mindfully prepare their sustainable harvest. These relationships guarantee the seafood you enjoy is of unmatched quality, flavor and abundance. Oysters are one of the most sustainable seafood sources on the planet. Once fully mature after 18 months, an oysterman then harvests our new friends and sends them on a plane to us. We clean ‘em up, give ’em pet names, and masterfully shuck ’em to order 1000’s of times a day.

For more information, please visit http://www.jaxfishhouse.com/

About Odell Brewing Company:
Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and his sister Corkie. Today, the culture of family and collaboration still thrives, fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality, hand-crafted, innovative brews. As a regional craft brewery, Odell Brewing is committed to serving the communities in which they distribute by sourcing local raw materials, minimizing their environmental impact, and through their charitable giving program known as Odell Outreach.

For more information, please visit http://www.odellbrewing.com/


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