A stout, a porter and a blonde

What’s the difference between a stout and a porter?

Historically, there is really no difference between a stout and a porter, but in modern style guidelines, a stout is differentiated by the addition of roasted barley. Both are dark, heavy, wintry drinks. The term ‘stout’ evolved from the use of the other meaning of the word – ‘strong’. In the eighteenth century, the strongest [...]

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Saltaire Brewery

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I had the chance to visit Saltaire Brewery this week, for a tour and a tasting. Saltaire Brewery have been brewing beer in a converted power station on the edge of the Leeds-Liverpool canal in Shipley since 2005, and have produced a range of about fifty different beers in that time. The brewery itself is [...]

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