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English Porter

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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 rAvg Revs > Bros
Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy PorterSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)5.004.141,261100
Fuller's London PorterFuller Smith & Turner PLC5.404.221,16595
Old Engine OilHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.004.09756100
Samuel Adams Honey PorterBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.453.7463485
Bully! PorterBoulevard Brewing Co.6.003.9251984
Black Jack PorterLeft Hand Brewing Company6.803.7148984
Coffee PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited6.003.7840387
St. Peter's Old-Style PorterSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd5.103.8437392
London PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited6.504.02281-
Arcadia London PorterArcadia Brewing Company7.203.99275-
Santa's ButtRidgeway Brewing6.003.41270-
General Washington's Tavern PorterYards Brewing Co.7.003.82267-
Mayflower PorterMayflower Brewing Company5.504.1236100
Steelhead Scotch PorterMad River Brewing Company6.503.9422794
Redhook Blackhook PorterRedhook Ale Brewery5.233.4819686
Original Flag PorterDarwin Brewery Ltd.5.003.87182-
Geary's London PorterD.L. Geary Brewing Company4.203.7817691
Entire Butt English PorterSalopian Brewing Company Ltd4.803.9171100
Dark Star PorterBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's5.603.66152-
People's PorterFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub5.803.9150-
Old GrowlerNethergate Brewery Co. Ltd.5.503.8115090
PorterSt. George Brewing Company, The5.004.0314493
Benchwarmer PorterCooperstown Brewing Company6.303.813292
Duke Of WinshipMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.503.88111-
Zwet.BeBrouwerij Drie Fonteinen7.003.79105-
Cygnus X-1Flat Earth Brewing Company6.503.82105-
Old Slug PorterRCH Brewery4.503.75104-
Boxcarr Pumpkin PorterStarr Hill Brewery5.203.3297-
Shipyard Longfellow Winter AleShipyard Brewing Co.5.803.8793100
Saranac Maple PorterMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.303.6185-
Short's Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter)Short's Brewing Company9.154.1684-
Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest AleHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.9.004.2781-
James Squire PorterMalt Shovel Brewery5.003.5580-
Sleeman Fine Porter (68*)Sleeman Breweries Ltd.5.503.058070
ContorterAle Asylum4.803.7679-
Kennebunkport PorterFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub5.603.2678-
Sly Rye PorterYazoo Brewing Company5.703.8374-
Hambleton Nightmare (Extra Stout Porter)Hambleton Ales5.003.9371-
Midnight SunWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.603.917090
Propeller London Style PorterPropeller Brewery5.003.9268-
Labatt Brewers Collection PorterLabatt Brewing Company Ltd.5.002.7168-
Chocolate PorterLegend Brewing Co.5.903.6462-
Rickard's DarkMolson Coors Canada4.802.9358-
Mill Street Vanilla PorterMill Street Brew Pub5.003.5154-
Longboat Chocolate PorterPhillips Brewing Company5.203.6154-
Thomas Creek Pump House PorterThomas Creek Brewery6.203.654990
ElementalRenaissance Brewing6.004.0148-
Brown's Whiskey PorterBrown's Brewing Company5.754.0347-
Black Creek PorterBlack Creek Historic Brewery5.003.2345-
Green Man PorterGreen Man Brewery6.003.824489
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