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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
Coal Train Porter105 West Brewing Company6.10-1-
1872 Licensing Ale16 Mile Brewing Company8.103.833-
No Stout, Sherlock2kids Brewing Company5.003.751-
Great Pumpkin Porter2nd Story Brewing Co.7.603.693-
Big Reef3rd Wave Brewing Company5.003.6910-
Damson Porter8 Sail Brewery4.503.792-
Victorian Porter8 Sail Brewery5.0031-
961 Porter961 Beer5.603.5344-
L’ApporteurÀ La Fût5.603.583-
L'Apporteur à La Brett - Bruxellensis (Porter à La Brett)À La Fût6.503.851-
Possessed PorterAbsolution Brewing Company5.403.518-
Acorn Old Moor PorterAcorn Brewery Of Barnsley4.403.8210-
Jackdaw London PorterAeronaut Brewing Company4.703.6713-
Aiken London PorterAiken Brewing Company6.203.494-
Curbside PorterAirways Brewing Company5.4044-
ContorterAle Asylum4.803.76238-
Haagse Harry Pogtah BieahAlien Brewing Company (ABC Beers)5.503.93-
PorteresqueAllgates Brewery4.403.714-
Kentucky Coal PorterAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.8.5049-
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-
Batch 129 PorterAltamont Brewing Company6.704.51-
AMA MoraAmarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana9.004.1218-
Christmas ChaosAnarchy Brew Co4.5031-
Salted Caramel PorterAnderson Valley Brewing Company6.00-0-
Wild Turkey BBA Salted Caramel PorterAnderson Valley Brewing Company6.00-1-
Porter's PorterAndrews Brewing Company6.503.751-
Chocolate BollocksAngry Chair Brewing5.604.187-
The Table PorterAnspach & Hobday2.803.982-
The Stout PorterAnspach & Hobday8.503.893-
The Three ThreadsAnspach & Hobday6.40-0-
Black AnvilAnvil Brewery4.004.151-
MoonrayAquanaut Brewing Company5.70-7-
Summer PorterArbor Ales5.003.931-
Arcadia London PorterArcadia Brewing Company7.203.95430-
London-Style PorterArcadia Brewing Company7.004.217-
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 Company7.003.826-
Dark AlchemyAtom Beers4.904.142-
Darker AlchemyAtom Beers8.004.241-
Oatmeal PorterAvery Brewing Company7.003.923-
Rabbie's PorterAyr Brewing Company4.302.51-
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