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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 Ltd4.803.9171100
Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy PorterSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)5.004.141,261100
Old Engine OilHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.004.09756100
Shipyard Longfellow Winter AleShipyard Brewing Co.5.803.8793100
Mayflower PorterMayflower Brewing Company5.504.1236100
Fuller's London PorterFuller Smith & Turner PLC5.404.221,16495
Steelhead Scotch PorterMad River Brewing Company6.503.9422794
PorterSt. George Brewing Company, The5.004.0314493
Deep SixHeavy Seas Beer6.803.923692
St. Peter's Old-Style PorterSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd5.103.8437392
Benchwarmer PorterCooperstown Brewing Company6.303.813292
Geary's London PorterD.L. Geary Brewing Company4.203.7817691
Thomas Creek Pump House PorterThomas Creek Brewery6.203.654990
Midnight SunWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.603.917090
Old GrowlerNethergate Brewery Co. Ltd.5.503.8115090
Green Man PorterGreen Man Brewery6.003.814389
Working Man's PorterHenniker Brewing Co.5.203.851588
Honey PorterCape May Brewing Company5.504.081188
Coffee PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited6.003.7840387
Redhook Blackhook PorterRedhook Ale Brewery5.233.4819686
Ost PorterRogness Brewing Company5.703.881586
Busted Knuckle AleBig Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company7.203.781686
Samuel Adams Honey PorterBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.453.7463485
Black Jack PorterLeft Hand Brewing Company6.803.7148984
Bully! PorterBoulevard Brewing Co.6.003.9251984
Sleeman Fine Porter (68*)Sleeman Breweries Ltd.5.503.058070
Bristlecone Brown PorterRuby Mountain Brewing4.803.671468
Ybor Gold Gaspars PorterFlorida Beer Company5.203.473863
The CanawlerPearl Street Grill And Brewery ? 3.973-
Sidekick PorterHardywood Park Craft Brewery4.8041-
Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest AleHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.9.004.2781-
Mac's PorterHops Hollow4.001.791-
Perdido PorterGalveston Island Brewing Company5.80-0-
Yorkshire PorterQueen City Brewery5.003.623-
Black Jack PorterFlack Manor Brewery4.603.422-
7-Grain PorterPartizan Brewery5.603.784-
BuildersPressure Drop4.603.881-
9 To 5 PorterTomoka Brewery4.803.571-
Pro-Am PorterWormtown Brewery6.804.241-
Purple PantsIron Bird Brewing Co.6.20-0-
Brown PorterMason City Brewing4.70-0-
PorterNickelpoint Brewing Co.6.20-0-
Christmas ChaosAnarchy Brew Co4.50-0-
Jewellery PorterTwo Towers Brewery5.103.421-
Pilgrim Creek PorterSnake River Brewing Company & Brewpub4.80-0-
√225 Twin PorterBFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)5.503.251-
Hung, Drawn 'n' PorteredNorth Cotswold Brewery5.003.571-
Robust PorterBlack Bridge Brewery6.403.781-
Pickled Pig PorterNottingham Road Brewing Company, Rawdon’s Estate5.50-0-
Black Prince PorterEnglish Ales Brewery5.003.5419-
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