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Stout Day Blog
#StoutDay will be celebrated for the third year, on Friday, November 8th. Just like wine vineyards tell the story of the people, the weather, the land and its history, beer, too, tells a story of the land, of the people and the brewers. Having a day dedicated to a beer style really has just accelerated the excitement in the craft brew circles as more learn about the intrigue regarding its history and the variety that the craft beer industry has to offer.
The first stouts were produced in the 1730s. The Russian Imperial Stout was inspired by brewers back in the 1800's to win over the Russian Czar. "Imperial porter" came before "imperial stout" and the earliest noted use of "Imperial" to describe a beer comes from the Caledonian Mercury of February 1821, when a coffeehouse in Edinburgh was advertising "Edinburgh Ales, London Double Brown Stout and Imperial Porter, well worth the attention of Families".
"Who’s ready to dive into a deep, dark glass of deliciously malty stout? If you aren’t you’d better start getting ready.
Stout Day 2012 is upon us and on Thursday, Novermber 8th the world will join in a global toast to this rich and full bodied style. Show your support by checking in to any style stout on November 8th and you will be rewarded with the 2012 Stout Day badge!
In addition, if you happen to live near a Flying Saucer location, you have a chance to unlock two Stout Day badges! Our friends from outer space (ok, maybe not outer space) are sponsoring the Stout Day: Saucer Style badge. If you visit any of the 15 Flying Saucer locations, check-in to any beer and add your location, you’ll recieve this out of this world badge!"
We saw a tremendous turn out from Untappd users celebrating the first annual International Stout Day. Untappd launched a special edition badge for their craft beer community to unlock by checking in to any style Stout on November 3rd. With nearly 5,000 people unlocking the badge, Untappd users definitely showed their love for the dark stuff.
International Stout Day is a worldwide celebration of the iconic beer style, Stout. Taking place in homes, pubs, breweries and restaurants; it’s all about celebrating the craft beer revolution, relishing in this beloved beer style, sharing your photos, tasting notes and events with the world.