Lithuanian Alcoholic Beverages
Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Porter is a dark-coloured style of beer. The history and development of stout and porter are intertwined. The name was first used in the 18th century from its popularity with the street and river porters of London. It is generally brewed with dark malts. The name "stout" for a dark beer is believed to have come about because a strong porter may be called "Extra Porter" or "Double Porter" or "Stout Porter". The term "Stout Porter" would later be shortened to just "Stout". For example, Guinness Extra Stout was originally called "Extra Superior Porter" and was only given the name Extra Stout in 1840. However, other sources cite a reference to stout in 1677. This would provide support for the view that Henry Stout, a Quaker maltster from Hertford, England, invented stout in the 1670s. Historically, many American breweries had a porter in their product range, including P. Ballantine
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