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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
TB's Robust PorterRustic Road Brewing Company6.5051-
RevengeKelly's Mountain Brew4.5051-
Uncle Mac's Brown PorterSouthern Pines Brewing Company5.204.951-
Black BeltIcicle Brewing Company8.504.851-
Mocha PorterIron Springs Pub & Brewery6.004.841-
No. 05 English PorterGella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co.5.904.811-
TonkaHawkshead Brewery / Staveley Brewery & Beer Hall8.504.751-
FAT Rye PorterRock & Run Brewery and Pub9.104.751-
Buoy PorterBuoy Beer Company5.104.751-
Port Side PorterBeerbliotek7.704.671-
Hell's Holler PorterGrumpy Old Men Brewing6.504.653-
Coconut Coffee Vanilla Union Jack PorterJ. Wakefield Brewing7.004.586-
McKenna's Reprise PorterThe Marble Arch4.504.531-
Stilton PorterBrewster's Brewing Co Ltd5.004.521-
Casked Condition PorterRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.004.522-
Coconut Union Jack PorterJ. Wakefield Brewing7.004.513-
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-
Black Band PorterKirkstall Brewery Company5.504.485-
Hand Truck PorterCrannóg Ales ? 4.442-
BrazilianColchester Brewery4.604.433-
Ghost Pigeon With Expresso On CaskNew England Brewing Co.5.804.424-
Chocolate Raspberry PorterHayes' Public House Brewery & Taproom ? 4.421-
Mike's VCP Imperial Organic PorterMike's Organic Brewery10.004.411-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Rickshaw Rye PorterRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery7.004.41-
Mrs. Simpson's ThrillerBrown Cow Brewery5.104.391-
Smoked PorterEmmett's Brewing Company7.604.391-
Blueberry Coffee PorterBoojum Brewing Company5.004.386-
Tesco Finest Traditional PorterHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.004.382-
India Export PorterFarmageddon Brewing Co-op5.204.384-
Wood Panel PorterDutch Girl Brewery4.904.362-
Railway PorterThe Five Points Brewing Company4.804.3613-
Dashingly DarkDerby Brewing Company4.504.352-
CC:PorterBrouwerij het Uiltje7.704.353-
Chocolate Hazelnut PorterRapp Brewing Company8.004.3445-
La Damoiselle BruneBrasserie de l'Alagnon4.504.341-
TCBC English PorterTwisted Chile Brewing Company ? 4.331-
Cohan's PorterDavidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery3.904.332-
Bourbon Barrel Black Gold: EspressoCountry Boy Brewing11.004.34-
Oak Aged 12th Anniversary PorterMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.8.004.282-
Palo AhumadoDogfish Head Brewery6.004.275-
Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest AleHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.9.004.26276-
Matt PorterDenali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant ? 4.269-
Cafe PhoenixBrains4.404.251-
Sussex DarkArundel Brewery Limited5.504.251-
XporterSixpoint Brewery6.004.254-
Smoked PorterHowling Hops Brewery / The Cock Tavern5.204.251-
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