Porter and Stout

A Complete History

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About the Book

In the 18th century, when London brewers faced rising costs, they crafted an affordable brew for the working class, who were mostly employed as porters. So was born the porter, or the stout, whose appeal reached so far beyond the London working class that it can safely be called the world’s first global beer. This book is an in-depth, 300-year look at how a cheaply made drink meant for local workers has become internationally renowned. Covering the changing ways porters and stouts have been brewed over the centuries, how different styles evolved, from Baltic porter to milk stout, and porter’s triumphant return in the era of craft beer, this book presents a complete history of the world’s favorite dark brew.

About the Author(s)

Martyn Cornell has been researching and writing about the history of beer, and beer styles, for more than three decades. He is the author of five previous books on beer and has spoken on the history of beer at conferences from Denmark to Brazil. He lives in Norfolk, England.

Bibliographic Details

Martyn Cornell
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 120 photos, glossary, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7572-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5359-4
Imprint: McFarland