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English Porter

Description:
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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1872 Licensing Ale16 Mile Brewing Company8.103.751-
Big Reef3rd Wave Brewing Company5.003.717-
Payback612 Brew7.5045-
Damson Porter8 Sail Brewery4.503.681-
961 Porter961 Beer5.603.5931-
L’ApporteurÀ La Fût5.603.753-
Possessed PorterAbsolution Brewing Company5.403.494-
Acorn Old Moor PorterAcorn Brewery Of Barnsley4.403.779-
Aiken London PorterAiken Brewing Company6.203.483-
Curbside PorterAirways Brewing Company5.404.132-
ContorterAle Asylum4.803.76214-
Haagse Harry Pogtah BieahAlien Brewing Company5.503.251-
PorteresqueAllgates Brewery4.403.744-
Kentucky Coal PorterAlltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.8.504.078-
Rye PorterAmager Bryghus8.503.9421-
AMA MoraAmarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana9.003.929-
Amsterdam / Brigid Young "Burning Bridges"Amsterdam Brewing Company ? 2.931-
Porter's PorterAndrews Brewing Company6.50-0-
PorterAntares5.503.7516-
Black AnvilAnvil Brewery4.004.181-
Summer PorterArbor Ales5.003.941-
Arcadia London PorterArcadia Brewing Company7.203.95379-
London-Style PorterArgus Brewery6.003.610-
Anastasia's Smoked PorterAscot Ales5.0041-
Plum PorterAshley Down5.203.51-
Atlantic BlueAtlantic Brewery4.803.492-
1871 Smoked PorterAtlas Brewing Company7.003.86-
Dark London PorterBadlands Brewery4.803.15-
Balder PorterBalder Brygg6.00-0-
Stonewall's Stogies Smoked PorterBarley and Hops Grill & Microbrewery6.004.161-
Papua Coffee PorterBarney's Beer5.003.951-
House Ales Belgian PorterbarVolo7.803.691-
House Ales Belgian Porter - BrettbarVolo8.003.71-
PorterBeer Academy4.303.863-
Smoked PorterBeer Academy4.603.843-
Harwood Brown PorterBeer Here8.003.8713-
Magna PorterBeer Lounge Microcervecería8.001.881-
Port Side PorterBeerbliotek7.704.681-
Blackbeerd PorterBeerd Beers4.8031-
Oh Hey!Begyle Brewing Company6.003.716-
Kalamazoo Black SilkBell's Brewery, Inc.4.004.132-
Carraig DubhBeoir Chorca Dhuibhne6.004.043-
Belle Hop PorterBeyond the Pale Brewing Company7.803.454-
ConfineBi-Du ? 4.221-
URSA Bombina BluesBieszczadzka Wytwórnia Piwa Ursa Maior6.00-0-
Old Sullivan PorterBig Ridge Brewing Co.4.802.781-
Busted Knuckle AleBig Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company7.203.7650-
Billabong PorterBillabong Brewery4.903.881-
La TestardaBirra Amiata5.003.11-
Birra Del Borgo Re PorterBirra Del Borgo4.203.859-
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