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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
Big Wally PorterCavalry Brewing4.803.6724-
SDBW Peanut Butter Cup PorterKarl Strauss Brewing Company5.604.0423-
Mr. George's Ruby PorterGeorge Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery5.003.7523-
Kissmeyer No. 7 Honey PorterKissmeyer Beer6.503.6523-
961 Porter961 Beer5.603.622-
Neustadt Big Dog Beaujolais PorterNeustadt Springs Brewery5.503.6221-
Murray's Dark Knight PorterMurray's Craft Brewing Co.4.803.6421-
Harwood MythUrban Chestnut Brewing Company5.303.7521-
Robust PorterBridge Road Brewers5.203.4520-
Queen Anne's Revenge PorterRelic Brewing Co7.754.1920-
Murray's Best Extra PorterMurray's Craft Brewing Co.8.003.8720-
Dark ArtsTrouble Brewing4.403.7820-
Bristlecone Brown PorterRuby Mountain Brewing4.803.692068
Tuatara PorterTuatara Brewing Co.5.503.6619-
Knockmealdown PorterEight Degrees Brewing5.00419-
Community PorterWedge Brewing Company6.003.7919-
Working Man's PorterHenniker Brewing Co.5.203.951888
Störtebeker Hanse-PorterStörtebeker Braumanufaktur4.002.7118-
London PorterThe Emerson Brewing Company5.003.9718-
Little Creatures Mr ObadiahLittle Creatures Brewing Company6.903.9218-
Dark Chocolate PorterLighthouse Brewing Company5.503.8718-
Chocolate Thunder PorterWatch City Brewing Co.5.603.761888
Chapinero PorterBogota Beer Company5.003.8217-
Bran RavenBirrificio Montegioco8.503.917-
Blue Mountain Imperial PorterBlue Mountain Brewery6.704.1217-
Black Anchor PorterThe Frog & Onion Pub6.203.4617-
Big Ben PorterBrasseurs Du Monde5.503.3517-
Williams BlackWilliams Brothers Brewing Company4.203.6516-
PorterBitter Root Brewing5.603.5116-
Orkney PorterHighland Brewing Company Ltd.9.004.1716-
Oppigårds PorterOppigårds Bryggeri AB5.504.0816-
Nitro Night TrainO'so Brewing Company & Tap House7.00416-
Moonlight PorterRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery5.803.8316-
ESPRESSO Superior Coffee BeerDark Star Brewing Company Limited4.203.3916-
Christmas PorterBrewDog6.203.5715-
Blacksmith Smoked PorterHighlander Brew Co.6.503.9515-
Batch #1 PorterCellarmaker Brewing Co.4.004.0715-
Winter TimeMeantime Brewing Company Limited5.403.8214-
Wells Bombardier Satanic MillsWells & Young's Ltd5.004.0314-
Red Duck PorterPurrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)6.403.4514-
Old Tom PorterPiney River Brewing Co.5.504.0114-
La Vache Folle - Porter ChicoréeMicrobrasserie Charlevoix6.503.6214-
Beadeca's WellThornbridge Brewery5.303.9314-
ASDA Whitechapel PorterShepherd Neame Ltd5.203.4214-
PorterThe Civil Life Brewing Company6.003.813-
Polka King PorterDoor County Brewing Co. ? 3.3913-
Oppigårds StarkporterOppigårds Bryggeri AB5.904.1413-
Black Gold PorterCountry Boy Brewing5.503.6913-
10w PorterFree Will Brewing Company4.503.9513-
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