By the Numbers – Nov. 2015

A few winter beer figures worth noting

English Stout Isolated with clipping path

153 – The number of calories a 12-ounce pint of Guinness Extra Stout contains.

39 – The ABV percentage of Belgium’s Struise Black Damnation VI – Messy Imperial Stout, making it one of the world’s strongest stouts.

B6 – The vitamin is one of the most powerful antioxidants in dark beer, which prevents the build-up of amino acids linked to heart disease.

1720-1730 – The decade in which the first dark ale, a porter, was brewed—in London.

75 – The percentage of the total hop acreage in the U.S. that is in the Yakima Valley in Washington, which helps explain the high number of breweries in the West.