Now a days there's a day for everything...National Jersey Day, National Men Make Dinner Day, National Chicken Wing Day, National Broadcast Traffic Professional’s Day, and the list goes on and on...Although most days come and go without evening knowing there's something to celebrate, National Stout Day is not a day we like to ignore.
The first history of stouts dates back to the 1700's when London brewers developed a higher ABV porter. Originally, stout meant "proud" or "brave", but morphed into the connotation of "strong" after the 14th century. The word "stout" became commonly used to describe beers that were considered stronger than your typical porter or ale, therefore leading to "stout porters". Shortly thereafter, stouts' popularly soured. Imperial Stouts were being poured in coffeehouses across England and were being brewed for the Russian Czar. Around the same time one of the most iconic stouts was being brewed by St. James’s Gate Brewery - Guinness Irish Stout. [Berghoff]
Now jump forward to 2016, where you can grab a stout almost year round at your local watering hole or bottle shop. As the days get shorter and the air gets cooler, we find ourselves reaching for darker, roast-y brews. One beer that keeps us coming back for more is our newest Silo Series release - Cast Iron Coffee Stout.
Brewed with locally roasted coffee, Cast Iron is a full-bodied, creamy breakfast stout with hints of chocolate, nuts, oatmeal, and of course, coffee. Brave the cold winter months and celebrate National Stout Day all winter long over a pint of Cast Iron, because why shouldn't this brave, strong beer style not have its own day of celebration!
Cast Iron is part of our draft only Silo Series. Look out for it on tap at bars, restaurants, and growler shops across NC.