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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 >
Entire Butt English PorterSalopian Brewing Company Ltd4.803.89196100
Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy PorterSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)5.004.182,521100
Old Engine OilHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.004.141,397100
Shipyard Longfellow Winter AleShipyard Brewing Co.5.803.87164100
Mayflower PorterMayflower Brewing Company5.504.18539100
Fuller's London PorterFuller Smith & Turner PLC5.404.22,13895
December 6th, 1855 EIP (East India Porter)Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project6.004.1517895
Steelhead Scotch PorterMad River Brewing Company6.503.9231594
PorterSt. George Brewing Company, The5.004.0118793
Geary's London PorterD.L. Geary Brewing Company4.203.7425292
St. Peter's Old-Style PorterSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd5.103.8553892
Benchwarmer PorterCooperstown Brewing Company6.303.7219592
Gilpin Black GoldHogshead Brewery5.003.862290
Black Band PorterKirkstall Brewery Company5.503.79490
Prim & PorterFormer Future Brewing Company6.503.99690
Thomas Creek Pump House PorterThomas Creek Brewery6.203.739190
Midnight SunWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.603.9213790
Old GrowlerNethergate Brewery Co. Ltd.5.503.8319190
Death By Coconut (Shamrock Brewing Collaboration)Oskar Blues Grill & Brew6.504.125189
Working Man's PorterHenniker Brewing Co.5.203.913888
Coffee PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited6.003.7955987
Black Jack PorterLeft Hand Brewing Company6.803.711,05185
Samuel Adams Honey PorterBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.453.6788884
Bully! PorterBoulevard Brewing Co.6.003.791,01884
Sleeman Fine Porter (68*)Sleeman Breweries Ltd.5.503.0810170
Bristlecone Brown PorterRuby Mountain Brewing4.803.72168
Ybor Gold Gaspars PorterFlorida Beer Company5.203.417063
Smoked PorterBeer Academy4.603.843-
The CanawlerPearl Street Grill And Brewery ? 3.924-
Sigtuna HöstporterSigtuna Brygghus5.503.744-
Sidekick PorterHardywood Park Craft Brewery4.803.5914-
Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest AleHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.9.004.22225-
Mac's PorterHops Hollow4.001.751-
Perdido PorterGalveston Island Brewing Company5.803.751-
Yorkshire PorterQueen City Brewery5.003.257-
Nightfrost PorterRohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)6.003.343-
Black Jack PorterFlack Manor Brewery4.603.422-
London-Style PorterArgus Brewery6.003.610-
7-Grain PorterPartizan Brewery5.603.95-
BuildersPressure Drop4.603.861-
Pro-Am PorterWormtown Brewing Co.6.804.2397-
PorterBox Steam Brewery4.403.951-
Carraig DubhBeoir Chorca Dhuibhne6.004.043-
1800 Elderberry PorterGranite Brewery & Restaurant6.303.91-
Jewellery PorterTwo Towers Brewery5.103.431-
Pilgrim Creek PorterSnake River Brewing Company & Brewpub4.803.882-
Pickled Pig PorterNottingham Road Brewing Company, Rawdon’s Estate5.50-0-
Black Prince PorterEnglish Ales Brewery5.003.6630-
PorterStarkey's Lookout ? 4.052-
Legio XXCerevisia Vetus6.102.791-
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