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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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Style Examples - 101 to 150 (out of 994) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Yorkshire PorterQueen City Brewery5.003.2439-
White Horse PorterSelin's Grove Brewing Company5.503.8838-
Burton PorterBurton Bridge Brewery4.503.3938-
Genesee Salted Caramel Chocolate PorterGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.6.503.7937-
Spy PorterTree Brewing5.003.8237-
Harveys Tom Paine Original Old PorterHarvey & Son Ltd.4.803.8736-
Blacksmith Smoked PorterHighlander Brew Co.6.503.736-
Big Chimney's PorterMad Fox Brewing Company6.00436-
Chocolate Cherry PorterThe Tin Whistle Brewing Company5.503.434-
White Birch Our Humble PorterWhite Birch Brewing6.004.133-
Cache La PorterPateros Creek Brewing Co.5.003.4433-
Big Ben PorterBrasseurs Du Monde5.503.5133-
Black Prince PorterEnglish Ales Brewery5.003.5932-
4059 PorterMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.203.8632-
Wee GeneRevolution Brewing Company4.703.7331-
Brew Bus Double DeckerCigar City Brewing6.503.6130-
Störtebeker Hanse-PorterStörtebeker Braumanufaktur4.002.7730-
Chapinero PorterBogota Beer Company5.003.7729-
Dark ArtsTrouble Brewing4.403.7428-
Black Gold PorterCountry Boy Brewing5.503.5528-
The Last GentlemanStrange Land Brewery6.803.7427-
Gilpin Black GoldHogshead Brewery5.003.7827-
Knockmealdown PorterEight Degrees Brewing5.003.9327-
Harveys PorterHarvey & Son Ltd.4.803.8227-
PorterBrouwerij Klein Duimpje5.503.3527-
Community PorterWedge Brewing Company6.003.7327-
Chapter LXXIV: Taming The Devil's CompanionInsight Brewing5.30-27-
Mr. George's Ruby PorterGeorge Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery5.003.6926-
Robust PorterBridge Road Brewers5.203.4426-
Winter PorterRiverwalk Brewing7.003.9426-
Black Anchor PorterThe Frog & Onion Pub6.203.6326-
Kissmeyer No. 7 Honey PorterKissmeyer Beer6.503.7826-
Murray's Dark Knight PorterMurray's Craft Brewing Co.4.803.6125-
Williams BlackWilliams Brothers Brewing Company4.203.6425-
Stormy PortGalway Bay Brewery5.504.0724-
Bristlecone Brown PorterRuby Mountain Brewing4.803.612468
Dragonmead Honey PorterDragonmead Microbrewery6.303.7724-
Neustadt Big Dog Beaujolais PorterNeustadt Springs Brewery5.503.6523-
EntireStrange Land Brewery6.803.9823-
Double Espresso Premio CafféBlack Wolf Brewery6.003.5923-
Tuatara PorterTuatara Brewing Co.5.503.722-
Dark Chocolate PorterLighthouse Brewing Company5.503.8222-
Murray's Best Extra PorterMurray's Craft Brewing Co.8.003.8521-
Orkney PorterHighland Brewing Company Ltd.9.004.1521-
Moonlight PorterRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery5.803.8321-
Killer BootsVerboten Brewing6.203.7321-
La Vache Folle - Porter ChicoréeMicrobrasserie Charlevoix6.503.7920-
...Zest PleaseMikkeller ApS7.003.9820-
Blue Mountain Imperial PorterBlue Mountain Brewery6.704.1419-
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