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English Porter

Description:
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
TB's Robust PorterRustic Road Brewing Company6.5051-
RevengeKelly's Mountain Brew4.5051-
Black BeltIcicle Brewing Company8.504.851-
Mocha PorterIron Springs Pub & Brewery6.004.841-
OI ! PorterHermiston Brewing Co.6.504.831-
No. 05 English PorterGella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co.5.904.811-
TonkaHawkshead Brewery / Staveley Brewery & Beer Hall8.504.751-
Buoy PorterBuoy Beer Company5.104.751-
Hell's Holler PorterGrumpy Old Men Brewing6.504.724-
Port Side PorterBeerbliotek7.704.671-
The Disaster At MeuxLion Bridge Brewing Company6.604.5614-
McKenna's Reprise PorterThe Marble Arch4.504.531-
Stilton PorterBrewster's Brewing Co Ltd5.004.521-
Casked Condition PorterRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.004.522-
Smoked English PorterThree Magnets Brewing5.604.52-
Old HagWincle Beer Company Limited5.204.52-
Batch 129 PorterAltamont Brewing Company6.704.51-
Boqueron Coffee PorterBoquerón Brewing Co.5.804.51-
SportteriBruuveri8.604.51-
Darker AlchemyAtom Beers8.004.482-
Batch #7 (for Lemmy)Zebulon Artisan Ales6.104.456-
Hand Truck PorterCrannóg Ales ? 4.442-
BrazilianColchester Brewery4.604.433-
Mike's VCP Imperial Organic PorterMike's Organic Brewery10.004.411-
FionnAngry Chair Brewing10.204.440-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Rickshaw Rye PorterRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery7.004.41-
Mrs. Simpson's ThrillerBrown Cow Brewery5.104.391-
YamaMoonzen Brewery8.004.392-
Tesco Finest Traditional PorterHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.004.382-
Peanut Butter PorterJaden James Brewery4.604.3814-
India Export PorterFarmageddon Brewing Co-op5.204.385-
Wood Panel PorterDutch Girl Brewery4.904.362-
Dashingly DarkDerby Brewing Company4.504.352-
Chocolate Hazelnut PorterRapp Brewing Company8.004.3445-
Marshmallow Union Jack PorterJ. Wakefield Brewing7.004.347-
TCBC English PorterTwisted Chile Brewing Company ? 4.331-
Cohan's PorterDavidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery3.904.332-
Yorkshire BlackoutThe Great Yorkshire Brewery5.004.311-
Oak Aged 12th Anniversary PorterMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.8.004.282-
Palo AhumadoDogfish Head Craft Brewery6.004.275-
Graveyard Fields Blueberry Coffee PorterBoojum Brewing Company5.004.2626-
Matt PorterDenali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant ? 4.269-
Cafe PhoenixBrains4.404.251-
Black Band PorterKirkstall Brewery Company5.504.256-
Sussex DarkArundel Brewery Limited5.504.251-
Mufloni TalviporterPanimoravintola Beer Hunter's6.004.251-
Daleside PorterDaleside Brewery4.404.251-
No 11 Black IPAHastings Brewery5.404.251-
Salted Caramel PorterAnderson Valley Brewing Company6.004.251-
For Richer Or PoorterThe Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery5.704.259-
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