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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
Shipyard Gladiator Series: Bestiarus English Style PorterShipyard Brewing Co.11.803.044-
Bourbon Barrel Black Gold: EspressoCountry Boy Brewing11.004.34-
Mike's VCP Imperial Organic PorterMike's Organic Brewery10.004.411-
Brigantine Baltic PorterPowder Keg Brewing Company9.804.232-
Noble BarbarianPowder Keg Brewing Company9.803.142-
Cuban CartelWestminster Brewing Company9.504.181-
ZumbiWhite Pony Microbrewery9.403.6918-
Vanilla Bean PorterSt. Elias Brewing Company9.253.964-
12|02 Barrel Aged Imperial PorterBrew By Numbers9.20-0-
Short's Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter)Short's Brewing Company9.154.18291-
FAT Rye PorterRock & Run Brewery and Pub9.104.751-
Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest AleHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.9.004.26276-
His Majesty 2014Yeastie Boys9.00-1-
Imperial PorterLefty's Brewing Company9.003.826-
AMA MoraAmarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana9.004.117-
Ocean Järntorgets ArbetarporterOceanbryggeriet9.003.727-
Orkney PorterHighland Brewing Company Ltd.9.004.1521-
Jahr Of PorterMacLeod Ale Brewing Company8.504.182-
TonkaHawkshead Brewery / Staveley Brewery & Beer Hall8.504.751-
Kentucky Coal PorterAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.8.5049-
Bran RavenBirrificio Montegioco8.503.8819-
Entire ButtBrewery Becker8.503.944-
Bumbleberry PorterBurlington Beer Co.8.503.771-
Hawkshead Brodie's Prime ExportHawkshead Brewery / Staveley Brewery & Beer Hall8.503.465-
Black BeltIcicle Brewing Company8.504.851-
Vanilla PorterJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House8.503.251-
The Stout PorterAnspach & Hobday8.503.912-
Lobster Lovers PorterRinkuškiai8.202.517-
Urcraft PorterKlosterbrauerei Neuzelle GmbH8.1041-
Black Nun Imperial PorterKlosterbrauerei Neuzelle GmbH8.103.817-
1872 Licensing Ale16 Mile Brewing Company8.103.833-
Harwood Brown PorterBeer Here8.003.8214-
Murray's Best Extra PorterMurray's Craft Brewing Co.8.003.8521-
Mike's 'Y' Vanilla Coffee PorterMike's Organic Brewery8.0041-
Chocolate Hazelnut PorterRapp Brewing Company8.004.3445-
Darker AlchemyAtom Beers8.004.241-
Cacao XMalmö Brewing Co8.004.052-
Cacao-PorterMalmö Brewing Co8.003.969-
Leather (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Idle Hands Craft Ales8.004.241-
Magna PorterBeer Lounge Microcervecería8.001.871-
Bourbon Barrel PorterShawneeCraft Brewing Company8.003.7858-
Piltri Porter RobustCerveceria Artesanal Piltri8.003.211-
Oak Aged 12th Anniversary PorterMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.8.004.282-
Naval College Old PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited8.004.21108-
Stout PorterCervejaria St. Gallen8.003.519-
Cacao-Porter CriolloMalmö Brewing Co8.002.944-
Kratochwill Temno PivoPivovarna Kratochwill7.903.333-
A2 Star Burton PorterGrizzly Peak Brewing Company7.903.031-
House Ales Belgian PorterbarVolo7.803.681-
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