(Nov. 3rd)

Stout is a dark beer made with roasted malt or roasted barley, hops (a plant used to add flavour to beer), water, yeast.
It is a traditional generic term for the strong, brave or proud. There are variations of stout which include;
• Baltic porter, milk stout, imperial stout and the most common the dry stout.
The word “stout” was first used in a document that dates back 1677 found in ‘Eger ton’ manuscript, the sense being that a stout beer was a strong beer not a dark beer.
However, the name porter was first used in 1721 to describe a dark brown beer that had been made with roasted malts. Because of the huge popularity of porters, brewers made them in a variety of strengths.
The stronger beers were called “stout porters”, so the history of stout and porter is intertwined and the term stout has become firmly associated with dark beer.

Healthy Benefits of Dark Beer.
1. The dark beer contains fiber, which can help reduce cholesterol levels and improve heart health.
2. The dark beer is packed with iron and it helps carry oxygen to the blood and regulates cell growth.
3. The dark beer promotes bone strength which is important in preventing osteoporosis.
4. Dark beer is also said to be rich in vitamin B and it reduces the risk of kidney stones.

MyCookery Zone Facts about Stout.

Did you know? Porter originated from London in the early 1720s.
Did you know? Beer gained its customary black colour.
Did you know? Stout is made using roasted malt, barley, hops, water and yeast.
Did you know? The word stout and porter is intertwined with the dark beer.
Did you know? Stout was a generic term for the brave or proud but after the 14th century it took on the connotation of “strong”.


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