Welcome to Stouts and Porters beer blog. My name is Gavin and I am a dark beer lover. I created this blog to talk about beers (mainly dark ones), breweries, beer recipes, events in the DC metro area and more. Feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions.

Back in 2006 was when I really started to like stouts and porters. I was working downtown and one of my fellow co-workers was home brewing and buying kegs of beer from Old Dominion Brewery. One day I went to his house and had Oak Barrel Stout from the keg and fell in love with the taste. Ever since then I’ve preferred darker beers over lighter ones.

In my spare time I love playing with the kids and hanging out with my wife. I also like to watch all the big sporting events. I’m a UVA sports fan, Spurs fan, and Dallas Cowboys fan!