There’s something salty in the air at Hingham Shipyard, and it’s more than the breeze from the marina. It’s the unlikely combination of seafood and beer coming from Trident Galley & Raw Bar, a brand-new restaurant opened by Brian Houlihan.
In addition to celebrating its grand opening this Thursday, Trident will be serving an limited-edition brew called Oyster Stout, created in collaboration with Galley Kitchen & Bar in Scituate, Duxbury’s Island Creek Oysters and Abington-based 10th District Brewing. All are invited for the restaurant’s grand opening starting at 11 AM, and then at 6 PM, to try the innovative beer and meet its makers.
“None of us really knew what to expect [of the beer] because it was our first attempt,” says Erica White, who co-owns Galley Kitchen & Bar with Houlihan. While the blend of oysters and beer may seem surprising, she says, “They’re sort of a match made in heaven.”
Oyster lovers will enjoy the apparent brininess of the brew—bringing forth the inherent saltiness of Island Creek Oysters—a taste that is complemented by a hint of chocolate. All of the collaborators, including the oyster farmer, will be available at Thursday’s event to answer questions on the making of the beer. They only made a single batch of the salty stout, so it likely won’t be around for long.