Interesting facts about stout beer on International Stout Beer Day

Interesting facts about stout beer on International Stout Beer Day

This International Stout Beer Day, here are interesting facts about this much-loved beverage and how you can make your own at home.

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The world celebrates International Stout Beer Day every first Thursday of November. 

Stout, unlike other beers, is a dark, top-fermented, strong version of a mid ale beer and it is made of grain and roasted barley. It also contains hops, water, and yeast. 

It gets  its dark colour from the roasted malt.

Stout is enjoyed by millions of people around the world and is often considered a healthier alternative to other beers. This is because stout reportedly contains less calories compared with other beers. 

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But, despite the low calories, drinking too much beer is unhealthy and can lead to cancer, liver disease, and cardiovascular disease - so please drink responsibly.

According to the 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, it recommends a maximum of one drink (355 milliliters) for women and two drinks for men a day. 

Stout was first made during the industrial revolution, in the early 1700s, and was produced in London. 

To date, there are different flavours - chocolate, oatmeal, milk, coffee, and oyster stout. Stout also has different textures and alcohol levels. 

This International Stout Beer Day, learn how to make your own toasted marshmallow milk stout with this recipe from Clawhammer Supply. 

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