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Cheers to a Successful 1st International Stout Day - Thank you!

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Well, the first International Stout Day was a huge success!

There were stout tastings, dinners, specials and even festivals all across the country, in Meridian, Idaho, San Diego, California, Kansas City, Missouri, Denver, Colorado  San Francisco, California and Manhattan, New York and in many other cities and towns across America.  Tyne And Wear in the UK and Asa Norte in Brazil even got in on the stout action by offering specials on specialty stouts in casks, kegs and bottles.  The store at Toronto's Amsterdam Brewery actually sold out of their Tempest Imperial Stout.

This holiday would not have been the massive hit and overall great time that it was if it wasn’t for all of the supporters listed on the site.  

 

In no particular order:

New Brew Thursday taped an awesome Stout Day special and talked about some notable craft stouts such as The Bruery’s 2011 Black Tuesday (a whopping  18.3% ABV Imperial Stout) and Williamsburg Alewerks Café Royale (a 8% ABV Sweet Stout).

Thanks to The Beer Wench (also founder of IPADay) for spreading the word and enthusiastically creating the Bison/Guinness #StoutDay Challenge.  In honor of International Stout Day, Bison recruited six bloggers to take the “Bison vs. Guinness #StoutDay Challenge.” Nearly 50 people entered the competition by tweeting at @bisonbrew. A tasting kit was sent to each blogger with the two great dry stouts.

Ted over at Hop & Kettle was all over this holiday like   Ted was so excited about this day, that he even wanted to interview me!  He followed it up with tantalizing articles like stout glazed bacon and oatmeal stout pumpkin waffles (oh yeah).

Jess Hunter with Denver Off The Wagon was an integral part of Stout Day, organizing and corralling bars all across Denver to participate and celebrate Stout Day.  She also was the first to post the official press release – thanks again Jess!

Karen Marines with Drinking Made Easy made it easy to help spread the word through one of my drinking idols, Zane Lamprey.  Thank you for also celebrating with me at Blue Palms on Stout Day!
Bobby at http://mybrewtrip.com/ heard about #StoutDay and contacted us and immediately put the banner on his site, and entered all the events in the app.  Awesome.  Cheers Bobby!

Patrick at The Brew Bros really got Arizona excited about #StoutDay and wrote about the holiday on their beer site: http://thebrewbros.com/2011/08/event-stoutday-november-3-2011/.

Chris also posted an article and actually contacted breweries directly to get their involvement! If you live in the south, check out his blog at http://scbeerguy.com/.

Tonya with Ladies of Craft Beer was definitely proactive in reaching out and had a couple great articles, talking about what could be cooked with stout and updating their audience with the latest news.

There are so many people to mention, but you all know who you are – so thank you!!  

To all of the bars and breweries who helped commemorate this grand and iconic beer style holiday – cheers to you!  You are a testament to what this holiday is really all about – excellent, quality craft stout beer.

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