International Stout Day - November
Thu, Nov 3, 2022

International Stout Day

International Stout Day is a celebration of the dark, strong beer stout, which was obtained in the early 18th century from porters. In many countries, this drink has become one of the most beloved, which is why a personal holiday has been created in his honor. The characteristic features of the drink are high strength, rich taste, it is traditionally drunk slowly – savored.


If you are interested in International Stout Day, you probably know the difference between stouts and porters. Experts note that the difference is subtle, barely distinguishable. For cooking, different malts are used: for porters – malted barley, for stouts – unmalted, roasted barley, it is he who gives the drink a light coffee flavor.

The first porters appeared in England in the first half of the 18th century; many admirers of alcoholic beverages were attracted by a pronounced taste, the ability to keep fresh for a long time. A nice bonus is the low price. Breweries from England exported large quantities of porters to Ireland. And the first stout porter appeared in 1730, but the term stout was used earlier – from 1677 to refer to any beer with a large strength.

Interesting Facts

  • In 1776, in England, Arthur Guinness was preparing a delicious porter at his famous brewery.
  • The drink acquired its characteristic black color only in the 19th century, when patented malt was used.
  • The word stout in translation means proud or brave, but in relation to beer, the meaning is strong, strong. Initially, stouts were drunk by porters, who were distinguished by their strong physique.
  • Today, manufacturers offer a large selection of stouts, such as milk, oatmeal or chocolate.
  • Many experts call the production of stouts an industrial revolution.
  • Stouts have a rich, strong taste of roasted malt with hints of coffee, chocolate, caramel.

How to celebrate

Grab a glass of great stout, but don’t get carried away. If you come across information that this type of beer was recommended to pregnant women and people after surgery, remember that it was a long time ago. Since then times have changed. Today, many brands produce stouts, but Guinness remains the most popular, the brand has been producing this type of beer since the early 19th century. If you’re a beginner and don’t have a favorite stout yet, order the so-called samplers – several different flavors are served on a tray. Try making your own stout, especially now you can buy everything you need for this.

When is International Stout Day celebrated in 2022?

International Stout Day is observed on the first Thursday of November each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday November 3 2022
Thursday November 2 2023
Thursday November 7 2024
Thursday November 6 2025
Thursday November 5 2026