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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
TB's Robust PorterRustic Road Brewing Company6.5051-
Cambridge CallingCambridge Brewing Company4.7051-
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-
Pandemic Imperial Porter3 Stars Brewing Company9.704.751-
FAT Rye PorterRock & Run Brewery and Pub9.104.751-
Buoy PorterBuoy Beer Company5.104.751-
1996 Big Ben PorterWidmer Brothers Brewing Company5.504.751-
Port Side PorterBeerbliotek7.704.671-
BrazilianColchester Brewery4.604.652-
Hand Truck PorterCrannóg Ales ? 4.652-
Coconut Coffee Vanilla Union Jack PorterJ. Wakefield Brewing7.004.586-
Treacle PorterInnis & Gunn7.404.533-
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-
Boqueron Coffee PorterBoquerón Brewing Co.5.804.51-
India Export PorterFarmageddon Brewing Co-op5.204.52-
Ghost Pigeon With Expresso On CaskNew England Brewing Co.5.804.424-
Chocolate Raspberry PorterHayes' Public House Brewery & Taproom ? 4.421-
Marshmallow Union Jack PorterJ. Wakefield Brewing7.004.45-
Mrs. Simpson's ThrillerBrown Cow Brewery5.104.391-
Smoked PorterEmmett's Brewing Company7.604.391-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Lost Port PorterRiver Rat Brewery6.004.382-
Chocolate Porter (nitro)Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant5.604.382-
Brigantine Baltic PorterPowder Keg Brewing Company9.804.371-
TCBC English PorterTwisted Chile Brewing Company ? 4.331-
Cohan's PorterDavidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery3.904.332-
Tesco Finest Traditional PorterHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.004.332-
Suitsu PorterÕllenaut OÜ5.404.335-
Casked Condition PorterRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.004.332-
Hell's Holler PorterGrumpy Old Men Brewing6.504.332-
Randy's Panhead PorterThe Ship Inn ? 4.324-
Matt PorterDenali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant ? 4.328-
Coconut Union Jack PorterJ. Wakefield Brewing7.004.312-
Chocolate Hazelnut PorterRapp Brewing Company8.004.342-
FraileSierra Madre Brewing Co.5.204.275-
Butcombe Old Vic PorterButcombe Brewery Ltd.4.704.262-
For Richer Or PoorterThe Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery5.704.268-
Cafe PhoenixBrains4.404.251-
Dashingly DarkDerby Brewing Company4.504.251-
Sussex DarkArundel Brewery Limited5.504.251-
Smoked PorterHowling Hops Brewery / The Cock Tavern5.204.251-
Mufloni TalviporterPanimoravintola Beer Hunter's6.004.251-
No 11 Black IPAHastings Brewery5.404.251-
ConfineBi-Du ? 4.241-
Pro-Am PorterWormtown Brewery6.804.23100-
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