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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
Driven SnowLeech Lake Brewing Company6.503.5527-
Polka King PorterDoor County Brewing Co. ? 3.3927-
Harveys PorterHarvey & Son Ltd.4.803.7627-
PorterHuisbrouwerij Klein Duimpje5.503.3527-
Cache La PorterPateros Creek Brewing Co.5.003.627-
Dark ArtsTrouble Brewing4.403.8326-
Mr. George's Ruby PorterGeorge Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery5.003.6726-
Knockmealdown PorterEight Degrees Brewing5.003.8826-
Blacksmith Smoked PorterHighlander Brew Co.6.503.9425-
Kissmeyer No. 7 Honey PorterKissmeyer Beer6.503.6225-
Wee GeneRevolution Brewing Company4.703.8124-
SDBW Peanut Butter Cup PorterKarl Strauss Brewing Company5.604.0524-
Old Tom PorterPiney River Brewing Co.5.503.8123-
Murray's Dark Knight PorterMurray's Craft Brewing Co.4.803.6623-
Robust PorterBridge Road Brewers5.203.4722-
Neustadt Big Dog Beaujolais PorterNeustadt Springs Brewery5.503.6422-
Community PorterWedge Brewing Company6.003.8222-
Queen Anne's Revenge PorterRelic Brewing Co7.754.1921-
Rye PorterAmager Bryghus8.503.9421-
Harwood MythUrban Chestnut Brewing Company5.303.7621-
Bristlecone Brown PorterRuby Mountain Brewing4.803.72168
Murray's Best Extra PorterMurray's Craft Brewing Co.8.003.8720-
10w PorterFree Will Brewing Company4.503.9620-
Dark Chocolate PorterLighthouse Brewing Company5.503.8620-
Tuatara PorterTuatara Brewing Co.5.503.6619-
Chapinero PorterBogota Beer Company5.003.8319-
Moonlight PorterRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery5.803.6819-
Störtebeker Hanse-PorterStörtebeker Braumanufaktur4.002.819-
Blue Mountain Imperial PorterBlue Mountain Brewery6.704.1418-
Gilpin Black GoldHogshead Brewery5.003.821890
PorterBitter Root Brewing5.603.5318-
Little Creatures Mr ObadiahLittle Creatures Brewing Company6.903.9218-
Black Anchor PorterThe Frog & Onion Pub6.203.4618-
Beadeca's WellThornbridge Brewery5.303.9418-
Nitro Night TrainO'so Brewing Company & Tap House7.004.0418-
Big Ben PorterBrasseurs Du Monde5.503.3618-
Williams BlackWilliams Brothers Brewing Company4.203.6618-
London PorterThe Emerson Brewing Company5.003.9718-
Old World Dark Knight PorterOld World Brewery ? 2.9717-
Old Engine Oil - Grenache Barrel Aged (Zymatore Project)Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.004.2517-
Orkney PorterHighland Brewing Company Ltd.9.004.1717-
ESPRESSO Superior Coffee BeerDark Star Brewing Company Limited4.203.4517-
Bran RavenBirrificio Montegioco8.503.917-
Brew Bus Double DeckerCigar City Brewing6.503.8117-
Oppigårds PorterOppigårds Bryggeri AB5.504.0816-
La Vache Folle - Porter ChicoréeMicrobrasserie Charlevoix6.503.6515-
Turtle PowerFunky Buddha Brewery ? 3.7515-
Stoke DarkMcCashin's Brewery4.503.3115-
Christmas PorterBrewDog6.203.5715-
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