Porter and stout beer basics

Kirrily Waldhorn

duration5:50 mins

Lesson Details

The porter vs stout beer debate rages on as the two names are often interchangeably used on labels today. But in the wonderful world of beer, history matters. There would be no stout if the porter hadn’t first been invented. And the invention of the porter took Britain by storm; so much so that popular demand for this style led to the London Beer Flood of 1814!

Kirrily Waldhorn, who has the most enviable job in the world, is an expert in all things beer. Here she shares some fascinating beer history and explains these two styles and their origins.

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Kirrily Waldhorn

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