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English Porter

Porter is said to have been popular with transportation workers of Central London, hence the name. Most traditional British brewing documentation from the 1700’s state that Porter was a blend of three different styles: an old ale (stale or soured), a new ale (brown or pale ale) and a weak one (mild ale), with various combinations of blending and staleness. The end result was also commonly known as "Entire Butt" or "Three Threads" and had a pleasing taste of neither new nor old. It was the first truly engineered beer, catering to the public's taste, playing a critical role in quenching the thirst of the UK’s Industrial Revolution and lending an arm in building the mega-breweries of today.

Porter saw a comeback during the homebrewing and micro-brewery revolution of the late 1970’s and early 80’s, in the US. Modern-day Porters are typically brewed using a pale malt base with the addition of black malt, crystal, chocolate or smoked brown malt. The addition of roasted malt is uncommon, but used occasionally. Some brewers will also age their beers after inoculation with live bacteria to create an authentic taste. Hop bitterness is moderate on the whole and color ranges from brown to black. Overall they remain very complex and interesting beers.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-7.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy PorterSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)5.004.152,979100
Fuller's London PorterFuller Smith & Turner PLC5.404.22,54895
Old Engine OilHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.004.11,638100
Death By CoconutOskar Blues Grill & Brew6.504.151,458-
Black Jack PorterLeft Hand Brewing Company6.803.721,32984
Bully! PorterBoulevard Brewing Co.6.003.871,12084
Samuel Adams Honey PorterBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.453.6991285
People's PorterFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub5.803.9817-
General Washington's Tavern PorterYards Brewing Co.7.003.81753-
Mayflower PorterMayflower Brewing Company5.504.11711100
Pot & KettleTrillium Brewing Company7.504.18640100
Coffee PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited6.003.7861187
St. Peter's Old-Style PorterSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd5.103.8459092
Zwet.BeBrouwerij Drie Fonteinen7.003.81499-
London PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited6.504.01457-
Santa's ButtRidgeway Brewing6.003.4454-
Boxcarr Pumpkin PorterStarr Hill Brewery5.203.33440-
Arcadia London PorterArcadia Brewing Company7.003.95433-
Steelhead Scotch PorterMad River Brewing Company6.503.9232894
Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest AleHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.9.004.23305-
Green Man PorterGreen Man Brewery6.003.8529489
Short's Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter)Short's Brewing Company9.154.18291-
Geary's London PorterD.L. Geary Brewing Company4.203.7628891
Redhook Blackhook PorterRedhook Ale Brewery5.233.5128586
Sly Rye PorterYazoo Brewing Company5.703.84283-
Saranac 4059' PorterMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.203.55272-
Original Flag PorterDarwin Brewery Ltd.5.003.85269-
ContorterAle Asylum4.803.76240-
Kennebunkport PorterFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub5.603.27232-
Dark Star PorterBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's5.603.63223-
Entire Butt English PorterSalopian Brewing Company Ltd4.803.89220100
PorterSt. George Brewing Company, The5.004.0120893
Cygnus X-1Flat Earth Brewing Company6.503.8208-
Benchwarmer PorterCooperstown Brewing Company6.303.7620392
Black Duck PorterGreenport Harbor Brewing Company4.703.97199-
Old GrowlerNethergate Brewery Co. Ltd.5.503.8219790
Deep SixHeavy Seas Beer6.803.8919392
Mill Street Vanilla PorterMill Street Brew Pub5.003.61191-
Black WychWychwood Brewery Company Ltd5.003.68184-
Shipyard Longfellow Winter AleShipyard Brewing Co.5.803.86183100
Rickard's DarkMolson Coors Canada4.802.98182-
Duke Of WinshipMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.503.87171-
Longboat Chocolate PorterPhillips Brewing Company5.203.65155-
Midnight SunWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.603.915490
Shoo-Fly Pie PorterLancaster Brewing Company6.203.73137-
Old Slug PorterRCH Brewery4.503.77134-
West Indies PorterGuinness Ltd.6.003.71125-
Peanut Butter Cup PorterKarl Strauss Brewing Company5.603.43125-
Pigs Ass PorterHarvest Moon Brewery5.703.83121-
Dublin PorterGuinness Ltd.3.803.41121-
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