To celebrate International Stout Day, here’s a post on a very popular style of beer; The Stout.
Stouts are dark, generally bitter beers that have higher than average ABV. They are known for their roasted malt, as well as their creamy, solid heads. This style lends itself perfectly to the winter months, and this is when many yearly releases come to the market.
Most people think of Guinness when they think of stouts, but there is a lot more to this style. Dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, and even vanilla make great additions to the basic stout style. Check out the pages below to explore each sub-category of the stout.
Click on each style of beer below to learn a little more about each, and see a few great examples.
All these unique types of stouts trace their heritage back to the strong Porter beers from the 1700’s. Just like with any beer we talk about, the history behind each is always impressive. Each beer is really a look into the past, each with it’s own modern twist.
This post is being written on International Stout Day, but it applies to the other 364 days of the year as well. Go enjoy a stout, and think about where it came from.
Until next time, Cheers!