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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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Entire Butt English PorterSalopian Brewing Company Ltd4.803.9204100
Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy PorterSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)5.004.182,712100
Old Engine OilHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.004.141,511100
Shipyard Longfellow Winter AleShipyard Brewing Co.5.803.86173100
Mayflower PorterMayflower Brewing Company5.504.17614100
Fuller's London PorterFuller Smith & Turner PLC5.404.192,30095
December 6th, 1855 EIP (East India Porter)Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project6.004.1418395
Steelhead Scotch PorterMad River Brewing Company6.503.9132294
PorterSt. George Brewing Company, The5.00419793
Deep SixHeavy Seas Beer6.803.879692
St. Peter's Old-Style PorterSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd5.103.8556092
Benchwarmer PorterCooperstown Brewing Company6.303.7219792
Geary's London PorterD.L. Geary Brewing Company4.203.7427791
Gilpin Black GoldHogshead Brewery5.003.862390
Black Band PorterKirkstall Brewery Company5.503.83590
Prim & PorterFormer Future Brewing Company6.503.95990
Thomas Creek Pump House PorterThomas Creek Brewery6.203.739990
Midnight SunWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.603.9214190
Old GrowlerNethergate Brewery Co. Ltd.5.503.8219590
Death By CoconutOskar Blues Grill & Brew5.604.159489
Working Man's PorterHenniker Brewing Co.5.203.95888
Coffee PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited6.003.7859287
Redhook Blackhook PorterRedhook Ale Brewery5.233.4924386
Ost PorterRogness Brewing Company5.703.86686
Busted Knuckle AleBig Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company7.203.767786
Samuel Adams Honey PorterBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.453.6789485
Black Jack PorterLeft Hand Brewing Company6.803.721,16984
Bully! PorterBoulevard Brewing Co.6.003.781,06084
Jackdaw London PorterAeronaut Brewing Company ? 3.57381
Sleeman Fine Porter (68*)Sleeman Breweries Ltd.5.503.0610270
Bristlecone Brown PorterRuby Mountain Brewing4.803.72268
Ybor Gold Gaspars PorterFlorida Beer Company5.203.417163
The CanawlerPearl Street Grill And Brewery ? 3.914-
Sidekick PorterHardywood Park Craft Brewery4.803.5914-
Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest AleHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.9.004.22256-
Mac's PorterHops Hollow4.001.791-
Perdido PorterGalveston Island Brewing Company5.803.733-
Yorkshire PorterQueen City Brewery5.003.4323-
Black Jack PorterFlack Manor Brewery4.603.422-
7-Grain PorterPartizan Brewery5.603.95-
BuildersPressure Drop4.603.881-
Pro-Am PorterWormtown Brewery6.804.23100-
Purple PantsIron Bird Brewing Co.6.203.681-
Brown PorterMason City Brewing4.70-0-
PorterNickelpoint Brewing Co. ? 3.522-
Jewellery PorterTwo Towers Brewery5.103.421-
Pilgrim Creek PorterSnake River Brewing Company & Brewpub4.803.882-
√225 Twin PorterBFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)5.503.251-
Hung, Drawn 'n' PorteredNorth Cotswold Brewery5.003.571-
Pickled Pig PorterNottingham Road Brewing Company, Rawdon’s Estate5.50-0-
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