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Oxbow Brewer makes beer with live lobsters

Oxbow Brewing in Maine is serving up beer brewed with live Maine lobsters and a dash of sea salt. 

Brewmaster Tim Adams says the lobsters were placed in a mesh bag and suspended in a kettle full of boiling wort during the brewing process.

He says the lobsters add a subtle brininess and sweetness that lobster fans will recognize. 

The beer is a saison-style beer brewed in collaboration with a brewery in Parma, Italy. It is 4.5 percent alcohol by volume and is available on a limited basis. The beer became available this summer.

Adams says the lobsters that were cooked in the brewing process were later eaten.