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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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BrazilianColchester Brewery4.6051-
Cambridge CallingCambridge Brewing Company4.7051-
Zymatore Old Engine Oil (matured In Red Wine & Whisky Barrels)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores) ? 4.882-
Black BeltIcicle Brewing Company8.504.851-
Mocha PorterIron Springs Pub & Brewery6.004.851-
Foggy Scotsman PorterPlank Town Brewing Company5.204.831-
Port Side PorterBeerbliotek7.704.681-
Hand Truck PorterCrannóg Ales ? 4.662-
McKenna's Reprise PorterThe Marble Arch4.504.581-
Stilton PorterBrewster's Brewing Co Ltd5.004.531-
Old HagWincle Beer Company Limited5.204.522-
KoleBREW Pub & Kitchen ? 4.51-
British Black AleValholl Brewing Co. LLC5.804.51-
Boqueron Coffee PorterBoquerón Brewing Co.5.804.51-
India Export PorterFarmageddon Brewing Co-op5.204.51-
Sour Liberty OneLiberty Street Brewing Company7.004.481-
Cocoa PorterTwo Kilts Brewing Co.6.504.451-
Vanilla PorterStarkey's Lookout6.504.382-
Kereru For Great Justice: Wood-Fired Toasted Coconut PorterKereru Brewing Company4.504.381-
Suitsu PorterÕllenaut OÜ5.404.382-
Tesco Finest Traditional PorterHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.004.362-
Mrs. Simpson's ThrillerBrown Cow Brewery5.104.351-
For Richer Or PoorterThe Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery5.704.356-
Casked Condition PorterRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.004.342-
Randy's Panhead PorterThe Ship Inn ? 4.324-
Matt PorterDenali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant ? 4.328-
Brekeriet BrettporterBrekeriet6.404.311-
Chocolate Hazelnut PorterRapp Brewing Company8.004.2839-
FraileSierra Madre Brewing Co.5.204.285-
Robust PorterLuckie Ales6.304.281-
Butcombe Old Vic PorterButcombe Brewery Ltd.4.704.252-
Old Engine Oil - Grenache Barrel Aged (Zymatore Project)Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.004.2517-
Smith & Wood Foundry AleGlasstown Brewing Co.6.504.251-
Smoked PorterHowling Hops Brewery / The Cock Tavern5.204.251-
Entire ButtBrewery Becker8.504.253-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Lost Port PorterRiver Rat Brewery6.004.251-
No 11 Black IPAHastings Brewery5.404.251-
Isis - CoffeeForest & Main Brewing Company6.004.251-
Simon's Private Stock PorterSelin's Grove Brewing Company6.804.248-
Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest AleHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.9.004.23213-
Pro-Am PorterWormtown Brewing Co.6.804.2396-
ConfineBi-Du ? 4.221-
Short's Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter)Short's Brewing Company9.154.22275-
Naval College Old PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited8.004.2285-
Cosaco NegraCerveza Cosaco ? 4.216-
North Star PorterFacer's Brewery4.004.21-
PorterlumaPetaluma Hills Brewing Company4.514.22-
1872 PorterElland Brewery6.504.210-
Fuller's London PorterFuller Smith & Turner PLC5.404.22,09195
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