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International Stout Day

Raise a glass to International Stout Day - get your favorite brews and let the good times flow!
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Raise a glass to International Stout Day on the first Thursday of November! This day celebrates one of the oldest and most beloved beer styles in history. Stouts have been around since at least the 1600s and have become popular all over the world, from Ireland to Canada, to America. People can enjoy this dark, creamy, full-bodied beer any time of year. But on International Stout Day, it's time to get together with friends and family, grab a pint (or two!), and celebrate this classic beer style. So grab your favorite stout and join us in raising a toast to International Stout Day!

History of International Stout Day

International Stout Day Dates

International Stout Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>18th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Stout's Origin</div><div class='timeline-text'>Originating in England, the term "stout" was used to describe the strongest and boldest porters, which would eventually evolve into its own style of beer.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1759</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Guinness Establishes Brewery</div><div class='timeline-text'>Arthur Guinness established the St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland. This brewery would become famous for its Guinness Stout.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>19th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise of Irish Stouts</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the 1800s, Irish stouts started to take form separate from English porters and stouts, featuring a dry character and signature roast flavors.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1975</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Craft Beer Movement</div><div class='timeline-text'>Stouts gained popularity in North America with the beginning of the craft beer movement, which saw breweries experimenting with a range of flavors and techniques.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2011</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First International Stout Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first International Stout Day was celebrated, establishing an annual day to enjoy and appreciate the rich and diverse world of stouts.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate International Stout Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Brew your own stout</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Brewing your own stout may seem intimidating, but with the right equipment and ingredients, it can be a rewarding experience. Try out a simple recipe and see how your homemade stout turns out.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go to a brewery</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to your local brewery and sample some of their delicious stouts. Many breweries offer beer tastings or tours that provide an in-depth look into the brewing process.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Cook with stout</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Stout can be used to make a variety of dishes. Try incorporating stout into a beef stew or marinating steak in stout beer. You can even bake with stout to create delicious desserts like chocolate cake or brownies.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a Stout tasting party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over for an evening of tasting different types of stouts. Ask each guest to bring a different kind of stout and compare them all. Have fun rating each beer on aroma, body, and taste.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Pair stout with food</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Try pairing different foods with different stouts. Stout beers pair well with dark chocolate, roasted meats, and sharp cheeses. Experiment with different flavors and find what works best for you.</p></div></div>

Why We Love International Stout Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Stout is rich and flavorful</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Stouts are dark and full of flavor - a single sip will reveal notes of chocolate, coffee, toffee, and caramel. They pair perfectly with all sorts of food, from hearty, savory dishes like meatloaf or prime rib to desserts like ice cream or chocolate cake.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Stout is great for cooking</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>In addition to drinking it, stout can be used as an ingredient in all sorts of recipes. Use it in place of stock when making soups and stews, or mix it into marinades for juicy steaks and tender roasts. And don't forget the desserts - replacing some (or all!) of the liquid when baking a cake can give it an amazing depth of flavor!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Stout is traditionally brewed</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Unlike many other beers which are mass produced in large factories, stouts are still traditionally brewed in small batches which allows for more control over the beer's flavor and quality. Plus, the long maturation process adds complexity and character that you just won't find in other beers!</p></div></div>

Unleashing 5 Stout Surprises on International Stout Day

<div class="facts-item"><div class="facts-header"><h3 class="facts-number">1</h3></div><div class="facts-text-wrapper"><h3 class="facts-title">Stouts Straddle the Alcohol Content Spectrum</h3><p class="facts-text">Stout beers vary widely in alcohol content, with traditional dry stouts typically containing around 4-5% alcohol by volume, and imperial stouts - a variation with strong and intense flavors - can contain up to 12% or more.</p></div></div><div class="facts-item"><div class="facts-header"><h3 class="facts-number">2</h3></div><div class="facts-text-wrapper"><h3 class="facts-title">Stout Has Health Benefits</h3><p class="facts-text">Contrary to popular belief, stout is not inherently more fattening than other beers. In fact, the antioxidants in dark brews like stouts are equivalent to those found in wine, and it is also rich in dietary silicon, which is vital for bone health.</p></div></div><div class="facts-item"><div class="facts-header"><h3 class="facts-number">3</h3></div><div class="facts-text-wrapper"><h3 class="facts-title">The Stout Glass Makes a Difference</h3><p class="facts-text">Drinking stout from a proper stout glass can enhance the experience. The shape of the glass – wide at the top and narrow at the bottom – helps amplify the beer's aroma, lets the beer breathe, and showcases its frothy head.</p></div></div><div class="facts-item"><div class="facts-header"><h3 class="facts-number">4</h3></div><div class="facts-text-wrapper"><h3 class="facts-title">Oysters and Stouts Have a Traditional Link</h3><p class="facts-text">Oyster stouts were historically made by adding oysters in the brewing process. Even today, this pairing of stout and oysters remains popular with many enthusiasts enjoying a pint of stout alongside a plate of fresh oysters.</p></div></div><div class="facts-item"><div class="facts-header"><h3 class="facts-number">5</h3></div><div class="facts-text-wrapper"><h3 class="facts-title">There are Numerous Varieties of Stout</h3><p class="facts-text">Beyond classic dry stouts, you have flavorsome variants like oatmeal stout brewed with oatmeal, milk stout with lactose for added sweetness, chocolate stout made with chocolate malt, and coffee stout with distinctive coffee notes. The list is as long and varied as your imagination!</p></div></div>

International Stout Day FAQs

When is International Stout Day?

International Stout Day Dates

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2023

Nov 2

Thursday

2024

Nov 7

Thursday

2025

Nov 6

Thursday

2026

Nov 5

Thursday

2027

Nov 4

Thursday

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