So what is International Stout Day? According to the website:
International Stout Day is a worldwide celebration of the iconic beer style, Stout. Taking place in homes, pubs, breweries and restaurants, it’s all about celebrating the craft beer revolution, relishing in this beloved beer style, sharing your photos, tasting notes and events with the world.The Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines - which are updated/changed yearly - recognize eight categories of stout styles:
- British-Style Imperial Stout
- Sweet Stout (British Origin)
- Oatmeal Stout (British Origin)
- Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
- Foreign (Export)-Style Stout (Irish Origin)
- American-Style Stout
- American-Style Imperial Stout
Sadly, there are no Montana specific events listed on the website for International Stout Day, but that doesn't mean you're out of luck. There are many fine Stouts brewed across Montana from Custer's Last Stout at Montana Brewing Co. in Billings to Double Black Diamond Extreme Stout at Blackfoot River Brewing Co. in Helena (simply outstanding) to Woods Bay's Flathead Lake Brewing Co. Stout.
What's your favorite stout?