Know Your Beer Styles: Russian Imperial Stout

History Perhaps, it all started with a request. On a 1698 trip to England, Peter the Great is said to have tasted of a black nectar called stout, and immediately fallen in love. He wanted much to imbibe in this new found love even when he returned home to Czarist Russia, so he requested that … [Read more...]

Know Your Beer Styles: Irish Dry Stout

Beginnings Stouts are an off-shoot of the Porter family tree. The word “stout” was first used in 1677 to refer to a stronger version of the Porter style. The use of “stout” in the context of strength continued on through the 1800’s. Both stout ales and stout porters were known until the … [Read more...]