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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
"Fade To Black" PorterJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House5.604.082-
03|01 Porter (Original)Brew By Numbers6.003.854-
03|02 Porter (Liberty)Brew By Numbers5.70-0-
03|03 Porter (Traditional)Brew By Numbers6.503.722-
06 PorterOtley Brewing Company6.603.281-
10w PorterFree Will Brewing Co.4.503.8444-
10|01 Coffee Porter (Brazilian - Ethiopian)Brew By Numbers6.00-0-
10|02 Coffee Porter (Yirgacheffe Konga)Brew By Numbers6.50-0-
10|03 Coffee Porter (El Aguila)Brew By Numbers6.10-0-
12|02 Barrel Aged Imperial PorterBrew By Numbers9.20-0-
12|04 Barrel Aged Traditional PorterBrew By Numbers8.503.952-
1600s PorterSmall Town Brewery ? 3.492-
1871 Smoked PorterAtlas Brewing Company7.003.86-
1872 Licensing Ale16 Mile Brewing Company8.103.882-
1872 PorterElland Brewery6.504.213-
1891 Honey PorterPumphouse Bar5.003.821-
1996 Big Ben PorterWidmer Brothers Brewing Company5.504.751-
2013 Old Rail Holiday AleOld Rail Brewing Company6.803.753-
4059 PorterMatt Brewing Company5.203.6925-
5-Grain PorterPartizan Brewery5.803.591-
6 Grain PorterPartizan Brewery7.403.825-
7-Grain Farmhouse PorterPartizan Brewery5.703.71-
7-Grain PorterPartizan Brewery5.603.95-
9-Grain PorterPartizan Brewery6.604.033-
961 Porter961 Beer5.603.5638-
99 Red BaboonsBlue Monkey Brewery4.203.686-
A London PorterThe Kernel Brewery5.503.982-
A2 Star Burton PorterGrizzly Peak Brewing Company7.903.031-
Ace FaceThe Wild Rover Pub & Brewery5.2041-
Acorn Old Moor PorterAcorn Brewery Of Barnsley4.403.859-
Adirondack Smoked PorterGreat Adirondack Steak And Seafood Co. ? 3.989-
Aiken London PorterAiken Brewing Company6.203.544-
Aile Smoked Celtic PorterOkell & Sons Ltd4.703.78-
AlcatrazBigfoot Sörfőzde4.503.252-
AMA MoraAmarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana9.003.9214-
AmoorMoor Beer Company4.703.339-
Anastasia's Smoked PorterAscot Ales5.0041-
Anker PorterNibe Bryghus7.003.591-
Anvil PorterFrench Broad Brewing Co.6.003.67111-
Arcadia London PorterArcadia Brewing Company7.203.91422-
Archives 1804 TChuckAlek Independent Brewers2.803.751-
Archives 1850 RunnerChuckAlek Independent Brewers6.303.382-
Art Of DarknessDark Star Brewing Company Limited3.504.134-
Arthur's Robust PorterOtto's Pub and Brewery5.103.7111-
Asahi Dry PorterAsahi Breweries Ltd6.003.024-
ASDA Whitechapel PorterShepherd Neame Ltd5.203.4514-
Atlantic BlueAtlantic Brewery4.803.522-
Ausesken Coffee PorterCerveses Ausesken5.202.81-
Autumn To AshesWoodland Empire Ale Craft5.203.634-
B. MambaBirrificio Del Lago5.503.531-
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