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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 rAvg Revs Bros
Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy PorterSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)5.004.182219100
Fuller's London PorterFuller Smith & Turner PLC5.404.21189695
Old Engine OilHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.004.131239100
Bully! PorterBoulevard Brewing Co.6.003.895084
Black Jack PorterLeft Hand Brewing Company6.403.7190685
Samuel Adams Honey PorterBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.453.6886284
Coffee PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited6.003.7951787
St. Peter's Old-Style PorterSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd5.103.8551592
General Washington's Tavern PorterYards Brewing Co.7.003.83507-
People's PorterFoothills Brewing Company5.803.88483-
Mayflower PorterMayflower Brewing Company5.504.17442100
London PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited6.504.02378-
Santa's ButtRidgeway Brewing6.003.41373-
Arcadia London PorterArcadia Brewing Company7.203.95359-
Steelhead Scotch PorterMad River Brewing Company6.503.9229494
Zwet.BeBrouwerij Drie Fonteinen7.003.85259-
Boxcarr Pumpkin PorterStarr Hill Brewery5.203.28251-
Short's Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter)Short's Brewing Company9.154.22242-
Original Flag PorterDarwin Brewery Ltd.5.003.85239-
Geary's London PorterD.L. Geary Brewing Company4.203.7623592
Mary's Maple Porter (Brewmaster's Series)Brooklyn Brewery7.203.66208-
Dark Star PorterBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's5.603.62201-
ContorterAle Asylum4.803.75192-
Entire Butt English PorterSalopian Brewing Company Ltd4.803.89190100
Saranac 4059' PorterMatt Brewing Company5.203.55186-
Benchwarmer PorterCooperstown Brewing Company6.303.7418692
Old GrowlerNethergate Brewery Co. Ltd.5.503.8318590
PorterSt. George Brewing Company, The5.004.0217993
Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest AleHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.9.004.22175-
December 6th, 1855 EIP (East India Porter)Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project6.004.1517195
Sly Rye PorterYazoo Brewing Company5.703.82170-
Cygnus X-1Flat Earth Brewing Company6.503.79167-
Shipyard Longfellow Winter AleShipyard Brewing Co.5.803.87152100
Kennebunkport PorterFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub5.603.25151-
Duke Of WinshipMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.503.87148-
Rickard's DarkMolson Coors Canada4.803.04127-
Old Slug PorterRCH Brewery4.503.78127-
Innis & Gunn Winter Beer 2012Innis & Gunn7.403.67126-
Midnight SunWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.603.9211390
Saranac Maple PorterMatt Brewing Company5.303.58110-
Green Man PorterGreen Man Brewery5.603.81109-
James Squire PorterMalt Shovel Brewery5.003.55101-
Longboat Chocolate PorterPhillips Brewing Company5.203.7198-
Nøgne Ø / Terrapin Imperial Rye PorterNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S9.004.1796-
Sleeman Fine Porter (68*)Sleeman Breweries Ltd.5.503.099570
Schlafly PorterThe Schlafly Tap Room5.403.5693-
Brown's Whiskey PorterBrown's Brewing Company5.754.0892-
Mill Street Vanilla PorterMill Street Brew Pub5.003.5190-
Chocolate PorterLegend Brewing Co.5.903.6490-
Thomas Creek Pump House PorterThomas Creek Brewery6.203.728790
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