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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
Fanø Imperial X-mas Porter (Kunstner Øl No. 1)Fanø Bryghus10.004.113-
OsoCismontane Brewing Company10.003.779-
Imperial Vanilla PorterKancamagus Beer Company9.504.132-
ZumbiWhite Pony Microbrewery9.404.098-
Vanilla Bean PorterSt. Elias Brewing Company9.2544-
12|02 Barrel Aged Imperial PorterBrew By Numbers9.20-0-
Short's Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter)Short's Brewing Company9.154.23278-
Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest AleHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.9.004.22225-
Xtreme Baltic Coffee Choco Mocca PorterHuisbrouwerij Klein Duimpje9.003.395-
Imperial PorterLefty's Brewing Company9.003.85-
AMA MoraAmarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana9.003.9712-
Ocean Järntorgets ArbetarporterOceanbryggeriet9.003.895-
Orkney PorterHighland Brewing Company Ltd.9.004.1918-
Nøgne Ø / Terrapin Imperial Rye PorterNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S9.004.16135-
Carnegie Special 175th Anniversary PorterCarlsberg Sverige AB8.803.8731-
Hawaiian ChristmasColumbia River Brewing Co.8.50-0-
Rye PorterAmager Bryghus8.503.9522-
Kentucky Coal PorterAlltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.8.5049-
Bran RavenBirrificio Montegioco8.503.9119-
Entire ButtBrewery Becker8.504.253-
Hawkshead Brodie's Prime ExportHawkshead Brewery / Staveley Brewery & Beer Hall8.503.333-
12|04 Barrel Aged Imperial PorterBrew By Numbers8.50-0-
Black BeltIcicle Brewing Company8.504.851-
Vanilla PorterJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House8.503.251-
Lobster Lovers PorterRinkuškiai Alaus Darykloje8.202.567-
1872 Licensing Ale16 Mile Brewing Company8.103.751-
Harwood Brown PorterBeer Here8.003.8713-
Murray's Best Extra PorterMurray's Craft Brewing Co.8.003.8720-
Mike's 'Y' Vanilla Coffee PorterMike's Organic Brewery8.0041-
Chocolate Hazelnut PorterRapp Brewing Company8.004.2839-
House Ales Belgian Porter - BrettbarVolo8.003.71-
Cacao-PorterMalmö Brygghus8.003.768-
Klarabackens Bourbon PorterKlackabackens Bryggeri AB8.002.751-
Mike's Imperial PorterMike's Organic Brewery8.003.593-
Magna PorterBeer Lounge Microcervecería8.001.881-
Bourbon Barrel PorterShawneeCraft Brewing Company8.003.9249-
Imperial Nightfrost PorterRohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)8.003.922-
Freigeist Deutscher Porter Saphir EditionBraustelle8.003.851-
Oak Aged 12th Anniversary PorterMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.8.004.162-
Naval College Old PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited8.004.2288-
Stout PorterCervejaria St. Gallen8.003.568-
Freigeist Deutscher PorterBraustelle8.003.198-
Cacao-Porter CriolloMalmö Brygghus8.002.753-
Mike's Coffee PorterMike's Organic Brewery8.003.951-
Chocolate Scotch PorterMatt Brewing Company8.003.973-
Hot Rod HabaneroMikkeller ApS8.004.1212-
Kratochwill Temno PivoPivovarna Kratochwill7.903.52-
Belle Hop PorterBeyond the Pale Brewing Company7.803.454-
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