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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
1872 Licensing Ale16 Mile Brewing Company8.103.882-
No Stout, Sherlock2kids Brewing Company5.003.751-
Pandemic Imperial Porter3 Stars Brewing Company9.704.751-
Big Reef3rd Wave Brewing Company5.003.698-
Damson Porter8 Sail Brewery4.503.671-
961 Porter961 Beer5.603.5638-
L’ApporteurÀ La Fût5.603.753-
L'Apporteur à La Brett - Bruxellensis (Porter à La Brett)À La Fût6.50-0-
Possessed PorterAbsolution Brewing Company5.403.826-
Acorn Old Moor PorterAcorn Brewery Of Barnsley4.403.859-
Jackdaw London PorterAeronaut Brewing Company ? 3.57381
Aiken London PorterAiken Brewing Company6.203.544-
Curbside PorterAirways Brewing Company5.404.132-
ContorterAle Asylum4.803.75237-
Haagse Harry Pogtah BieahAlien Brewing Company5.503.251-
PorteresqueAllgates Brewery4.403.714-
Kentucky Coal PorterAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.8.5049-
Pikeville PorterAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.5.503.316-
Le MeuxAlluvial Brewing Company6.40-0-
Coconut PorterAlmasty Brewing Co.4.80-0-
Smoked PorterAlmasty Brewing Co.5.70-0-
The Alpha Project Datin PorterAlmasty Brewing Co.6.40-0-
Choc & Nut PorterAlmasty Brewing Co.5.30-0-
AMA MoraAmarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana9.003.9214-
Porter's PorterAndrews Brewing Company6.503.751-
The Table PorterAnspach & Hobday2.804.041-
The Stout PorterAnspach & Hobday8.504.211-
Black AnvilAnvil Brewery4.004.151-
MoonrayAquanaut Brewing Company5.70-0-
Summer PorterArbor Ales5.003.931-
Arcadia London PorterArcadia Brewing Company7.203.91420-
London-Style PorterArcadia Brewing Company7.004.236-
Sussex DarkArundel Brewery Limited5.504.251-
Asahi Dry PorterAsahi Breweries Ltd6.003.024-
Anastasia's Smoked PorterAscot Ales5.0041-
Plum PorterAshley Down5.203.51-
Atlantic BlueAtlantic Brewery4.803.522-
1871 Smoked PorterAtlas Brewing Company7.003.86-
Oatmeal PorterAvery Brewing Company7.003.882-
Rabbie's PorterAyr Brewing Company4.302.51-
Porter: Oak Barrel AgedBack East Brewing Company6.003.41-
Pluperfect PorterBackroom Brewery ? -0-
Dark London PorterBadlands Brewery4.803.15-
Baias BeltzaBaias Garagardotegia5.00-0-
Balder PorterBalder Brygg6.00-0-
Stonewall's Stogies Smoked PorterBarley and Hops Grill & Microbrewery6.004.161-
Justa PorterBarren Hill Tavern & Brewery4.703.563-
House Ales Belgian PorterbarVolo7.803.681-
House Ales Robust PorterbarVolo6.00-0-
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