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Is There A Difference Between Porter and Stout?

Craft Beer Drinker, Padres, USC Trojans, Navy Midshipmen, & SDSU Aztecs Fan. I enjoy watching movies & sports, mostly at home. I typically do that with a beer in my hand.
Regis Schmerheim

Is There A Difference Between Porter and Stout?  Yes, they are fraternal twins. Stouts and porters are brewed from the same recipe of a mix of brown and pale malt. By pulling off less wort the English were able to make a beer called Brown Stout. Pulling more wort off the next batch they made a beer called Porter. Both beers were dark ales, born of the same mother but different. Brown Stout had an alias, “Strong Porter”. Was this the genesis of the question?…

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Atwater Brewery’s Vanilla Java Porter – Beer Review

Grew up in SW Missouri, just moved to Traverse City to help my cousin take care of her daughter. Because of my dad, I grew up going to microbreweries all over the US because he is a fan of good beer. I am a huge fan of punk music and the Red Wings.

Featured Contributor Katie  @PunkRockPoet84 The Setup: So, my uncle breezes into town this afternoon and says to my cousins and me, “Hey, let’s go out to dinner!” So we wind our way through downtown Traverse City (me with an unsightly cold I caught while gallivanting through Boston last week) until we arrive at a cute little place called the Blue Tractor. We sit, and I am delightfully stunned at their selection of Michigan craft beers. I look the list up and down, having tried all…

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A Tale of Two Dark Beers

Forever part of the Sommbeer family, Matt's journey from beer geek to beer writer has included regular contributions to Chilled Magazine, Thrillist.com, and his blog, "A Pint of Chicago," for the Chicago Tribune Media Group. He's also published non-beer-related items on various magazines, "webzines," and Ebooks. But, Sommbeer was, is, and always will be his home.
Mathew Powers

Featured Contributor Matt  @SportsNCraftBeer Beer Review #1: Deschutes Brewing’s  Black Butte Porter I purchased a six-pack of Deschutes Black Butte Porter with knowledge from several beer-rating sites of its overall popularity. However, I am rather picky about my porters, notably since I do not prefer porters that are overwhelmingly coffee flavored – I am not a coffee drinker. I also rarely enjoy porters laden with chocolate. In general, I like my darker beers to exude balance and present a level of skill in appealing to…

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