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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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Style Examples - 101 to 150 (out of 719) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Mr. George's Ruby PorterGeorge Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery5.003.6726-
PorterHuisbrouwerij Klein Duimpje5.503.3326-
Carnegie Special 175th Anniversary PorterCarlsberg Sverige AB8.803.8826-
Cache La PorterPateros Creek Brewing Co.5.003.5926-
Death By Coconut (Shamrock Brewing Collaboration)Oskar Blues Grill & Brew6.504.1425-
Wee GeneRevolution Brewing Company4.703.8124-
Knockmealdown PorterEight Degrees Brewing5.003.8924-
SDBW Peanut Butter Cup PorterKarl Strauss Brewing Company5.604.0524-
Kissmeyer No. 7 Honey PorterKissmeyer Beer6.503.6523-
Double DeckerBrew Bus Brewing6.503.6222-
Neustadt Big Dog Beaujolais PorterNeustadt Springs Brewery5.503.6422-
Community PorterWedge Brewing Company6.003.8222-
Robust PorterBridge Road Brewers5.203.4521-
Old Tom PorterPiney River Brewing Co.5.503.8821-
Blacksmith Smoked PorterHighlander Brew Co.6.503.9721-
Murray's Dark Knight PorterMurray's Craft Brewing Co.4.803.6421-
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-
Queen Anne's Revenge PorterRelic Brewing Co7.754.1920-
Rye PorterAmager Bryghus8.503.9320-
Dark Chocolate PorterLighthouse Brewing Company5.503.8620-
10w PorterFree Will Brewing Company4.503.9519-
Polka King PorterDoor County Brewing Co. ? 3.3619-
Tuatara PorterTuatara Brewing Co.5.503.6619-
Chapinero PorterBogota Beer Company5.003.8319-
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-
Moonlight PorterRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery5.803.7218-
Big Ben PorterBrasseurs Du Monde5.503.3618-
London PorterThe Emerson Brewing Company5.003.9718-
Störtebeker Hanse-PorterStörtebeker Braumanufaktur4.002.7118-
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-
Williams BlackWilliams Brothers Brewing Company4.203.6317-
Old World Dark Knight PorterOld World Brewery ? 2.9416-
PorterAntares5.503.7516-
Beadeca's WellThornbridge Brewery5.303.9416-
Nitro Night TrainO'so Brewing Company & Tap House7.00416-
Oppigårds PorterOppigårds Bryggeri AB5.504.0816-
La Vache Folle - Porter ChicoréeMicrobrasserie Charlevoix6.503.6515-
Christmas PorterBrewDog6.203.5715-
ASDA Whitechapel PorterShepherd Neame Ltd5.203.4214-
Wells Bombardier Satanic MillsWells & Young's Ltd5.004.0314-
Stoke DarkMcCashin's Brewery4.503.314-
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