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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
Hell's Holler PorterGrumpy Old Men Brewing6.504.911-
Black BeltIcicle Brewing Company8.504.851-
Mocha PorterIron Springs Pub & Brewery6.004.841-
Black Band PorterKirkstall Brewery Company5.504.71-
Port Side PorterBeerbliotek7.704.671-
Casked Condition PorterRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.004.651-
Distorter PorterBlue Canoe Brewery5.504.631-
CC:PorterBrouwerij het Uiltje7.704.592-
McKenna's Reprise PorterThe Marble Arch4.504.531-
Stilton PorterBrewster's Brewing Co Ltd5.004.521-
Smoked English PorterThree Magnets Brewing5.604.51-
Old HagWincle Beer Company Limited5.204.52-
Railway PorterThe Five Points Brewing Company4.804.51-
India Export PorterFarmageddon Brewing Co-op5.204.51-
Blueberry Coffee PorterBoojum Brewing Company5.004.462-
Chocolate Hazelnut PorterRapp Brewing Company8.004.423-
Tesco Finest Traditional PorterHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.004.411-
Randy's Panhead PorterThe Ship Inn ? 4.392-
Mrs. Simpson's ThrillerBrown Cow Brewery5.104.391-
Dashingly DarkDerby Brewing Company4.504.371-
Brigantine Baltic PorterPowder Keg Brewing Company9.804.371-
Oak Aged 12th Anniversary PorterMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.8.004.351-
PorterStarkey's Lookout ? 4.341-
Bourbon Barrel Black Gold: EspressoCountry Boy Brewing11.004.331-
Standard PorterSly Fox Brewing Company4.804.332-
Brekeriet BrettporterBrekeriet6.404.311-
FraileSierra Madre Brewing Co.5.204.31-
Hand Truck PorterCrannóg Ales ? 4.31-
Tart Cherry PorterLiberty Street Brewing Company7.004.294-
Palo AhumadoDogfish Head Brewery6.004.291-
Orkney PorterHighland Brewing Company Ltd.9.004.299-
The Old Toad Smokin' Toad PorterCB Craft Brewers6.004.282-
BlightyMedusa Brewing Company6.204.283-
Cosaco NegraCerveza Cosaco ? 4.285-
Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest AleHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.9.004.2781-
Naval College Old PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited8.004.2728-
For Richer Or PoorterThe Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery5.704.274-
XporterSixpoint Brewery6.004.261-
Art Of DarknessDark Star Brewing Company Limited3.504.261-
BlackoutCropton Brewery5.004.252-
Matt PorterDenali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant ? 4.251-
Leather (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Idle Hands Craft Ales8.004.241-
ConfineBi-Du ? 4.241-
IsisForest & Main Brewing Company6.004.241-
London-Style PorterArcadia Brewing Company7.004.233-
Robust PorterLuckie Ales6.304.231-
BraggadocioBreakside Brewery ? 4.232-
Rum PorterBoggart Hole Clough Brewing Co.4.604.222-
Fuller's London PorterFuller Smith & Turner PLC5.404.221,16495
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