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English Porter

Description:
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 Numbers6.003.752-
03|03 Porter (Traditional)Brew By Numbers6.503.631-
10w PorterFree Will Brewing Company4.503.9519-
12|02 Barrel Aged Imperial PorterBrew By Numbers9.20-0-
1600s PorterSmall Town Brewery ? 3.52-
1776 Brown PorterRelic Brewing Co5.003.472-
1800 Elderberry PorterGranite Brewery & Restaurant6.303.91-
1871 Smoked PorterAtlas Brewing Company7.003.86-
1872 Licensing Ale16 Mile Brewing Company8.10-0-
1872 PorterElland Brewery6.504.239-
1891 Honey PorterPumphouse Bar5.003.831-
2013 Old Rail Holiday AleOld Rail Brewing Company6.803.753-
5-Grain PorterPartizan Brewery5.803.581-
6 Grain PorterPartizan Brewery7.403.934-
7-Grain Farmhouse PorterPartizan Brewery5.703.71-
7-Grain PorterPartizan Brewery5.603.95-
9-Grain PorterPartizan Brewery6.604.023-
961 Porter961 Beer5.603.5527-
99 Red BaboonsBlue Monkey Brewery4.203.795-
A London PorterThe Kernel Brewery5.503.982-
Ace FaceThe Wild Rover Pub & Brewery5.2041-
Acorn Old Moor PorterAcorn Brewery Of Barnsley4.403.779-
Adirondack Smoked PorterGreat Adirondack Steak And Seafood Co. ? 3.989-
Aiken London PorterAiken Brewing Company6.203.483-
Aile Smoked Celtic PorterOkell & Sons Ltd4.703.718-
AMA MoraAmarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana9.003.949-
AmoorMoor Beer Company4.703.328-
Amsterdam / Brigid Young "Burning Bridges"Amsterdam Brewing Company ? 2.931-
Anastasia's Smoked PorterAscot Ales5.0041-
Anker PorterNibe Bryghus7.003.581-
Arcadia London PorterArcadia Brewing Company7.203.95374-
Archives 1804 TChuckAlek Independent Brewers2.803.751-
Archives 1850 RunnerChuckAlek Independent Brewers6.3031-
Art Of DarknessDark Star Brewing Company Limited3.504.134-
Arthur's Robust PorterOtto's Pub and Brewery5.103.758-
ASDA Whitechapel PorterShepherd Neame Ltd5.203.4214-
Ashton Vanilla StoutAshton Brewing Company5.5034-
Atlantic BlueAtlantic Brewery4.803.492-
Ausesken Coffee PorterCerveses Ausesken5.202.751-
Backyard PorterFountain Square Brewing Co.5.003.652-
Bad KittyBrass Castle Brewery5.503.51-
Balder PorterBalder Brygg6.00-0-
Baltic NightCompass Brewery4.803.31-
Båly PorterLindesnes Brygghus4.703.251-
BarbastelleOld Chimneys Brewery6.404.011-
Batch #1 PorterCellarmaker Brewing Co.4.003.8930-
Batemans Salem PorterGeorge Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery4.704.157-
Beadeca's WellThornbridge Brewery5.303.9416-
Beer Studio Dark OdysseyHydes Brewery Ltd4.403.51-
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