2016 North American Oyster Showcase – How Did Your Oyster Score?

A few of the North American Oyster Showcase participants
A few of the North American Oyster Showcase participants

For the second year, nearly two dozen East Coast, West Coast and Gulf Coast farmers and growers shared their oysters for ranking and sampling in the North American Oyster Showcase.

On Saturday, November 5, panelists convened at the annual Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend in Gulf Shores to rate the oysters on a rubric-based, 100 point system and create a guide to tasting oysters.  As in 2015 panel was made up of chefs, journalists and oyster experts from across the country. Best of all, Hangout Oyster Cook-Off attendees got to see the 2016 results and taste some of the best oysters from across the continent.

2016 North American Oyster Showcase scores
2016 North American Oyster Showcase scores

2016 North American Oyster Showcase Scores and Ranking

Click on any oyster name to learn more about it.

Rank 

Oyster

Score

Region

1

Murder Point

94

Gulf

2

Point Aux Pins

91

Gulf

3

Kumamoto

90

Pacific Northwest

4

Champagne Bay

88

Gulf

5

Shigoku

87

Pacific Northwest

6

Battle Creek Oyster

87

Mid Atlantic

7

Totten Inlet Pacifics

86

Pacific Northwest

8

Fat Bastard

85

Pacific Northwest

9

Hog Island Sweetwaters

84

California

10

Moonstone Oyster

84

New England

11

Pemaquid

83

New England

12

Standish Shores Selects

82

New England

13

Blue Pool Oyster

82

Pacific Northwest

14

East Beach Blondes

80

New England

15

Matunuck Oyster

80

New England

16

Moon Shoal Oyster

80

New England

17

Hama Hama

79

Pacific Northwest

18

Sewansecott

79

Mid Atlantic

19

Cherrystone

76

Virginia

20

Capers Blade Oyster

75

Mid Atlantic

21

Quonnie Rock

73

New England

22

Salt Pond Selects

72

New England

23

Island Creek Oyster

72

New England

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See the 2015 North American Oyster Showcase results.

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  • Enjoy The Oyster Cook Off An Craft Beer Weekend……East Beach Blondes….Oysters Were Great….Pull Pork….Hamburgers……An Blue Pool Oyster Were okay…..First Time….Really Enjoyed It….