Cheers to International Stout Day!

by Renee on November 8, 2012

Happy International Stout Day! It is a more recent calendar event, as 2012 is just the second year of this celebration–and like pretty much every beer-style celebration day, someone just made it up. But that’s okay by me. Any celebration of craft beers is a good party in my book, especially if it introduces something new to beer drinkers who may not have otherwise ventured out of their comfort zone. Don’t forget to check in on Untappd, where you can earn a spiffy Stout Day badge!

Tonight I’ll crack open a bottle of Big Black Voodoo Daddy, a lovely Imperial Stout that I brought home after a recent visit to Meadville, PA’s VooDoo Brewing. My book club girlfriends and I enjoyed our fifth annual Book Club Babe weekend retreat to a member’s rural Pennsylvania farmhouse–where I confess we played that collegiate staple drinking game, Flip Cup, with cheap beers–and ate, drank, laughed, danced–and of course, talked about our book. On our way back to Ohio, we stopped for lunch and a few pints of brewmaster Matthew Allyn’s artisan beers. What a treat–I think we sampled a taste of everything on tap–and enjoyed some delicious food as well. I look forward to going back.

Back in the day, a stout was one of Jack’s New Albion beers–if we’re lucky, maybe we’ll see one again! You never know…cheers to that idea!

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Jay November 9, 2012 at 8:56 am

One of my Beer Week stops was Deagan’s for Stout Night. A highlight from that evening was Oskar Blue’s Ten-Fidy Imperial Stout. Last weekend, I found a four pack (cans) at Heinens and will have to have one for International Stout Day!

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Renee November 9, 2012 at 9:01 am

Ten Fidy is a good one!

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Rita Kohn November 9, 2012 at 10:21 am

Kahn’s Fine Wines [and Beers] in Indianapolis boosted the celebration of stout evening of Nov. 8 with a tasting of worldwide, U.S. and Indianapolis-brewed barrel aged beers, featuring stouts . It was a fine way to compare and contrast and say thank you to the homebrewers who brought us back to the good times to a beer with body. When you travel, stop in Indiana for some fine stouts–the very small Powerhouse Brewery in Columbus, IN delivers a full bodied stout to shout about.

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Cathy November 9, 2012 at 7:45 pm

I remember the New Albion stout — it was good, and it would be a service to the nation to bring it back!

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