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 Avg Hads > Bros
Hambleton Nightmare (Yorkshire Porter)Hambleton Ales5.003.7544-
Old Tom PorterPiney River Brewing Co.5.503.8844-
Dark LordGeorge Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery5.003.5442-
Gulf PorterLazy Magnolia Brewing Company6.003.7941-
Chapter LXXIV: Taming The Devil's CompanionInsight Brewing5.303.9141-
Blacksmith Smoked PorterHighlander Brew Co.6.503.6940-
Peck's PorterTapistry Brewing6.504.3739-
White Horse PorterSelin's Grove Brewing Company5.503.8838-
Burton PorterBurton Bridge Brewery4.503.3938-
Spy PorterTree Brewing5.003.8237-
Harveys Tom Paine Original Old PorterHarvey & Son Ltd.4.803.8736-
Big Chimney's PorterMad Fox Brewing Company6.00436-
Big Ben PorterBrasseurs Du Monde5.503.5136-
The Last GentlemanStrange Land Brewery6.803.7235-
4059 PorterMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.203.8735-
Chocolate Cherry PorterThe Tin Whistle Brewing Company5.503.434-
Cache La PorterPateros Creek Brewing Co.5.003.4334-
White Birch Our Humble PorterWhite Birch Brewing6.004.133-
Black Prince PorterEnglish Ales Brewery5.003.5932-
Wee GeneRevolution Brewing Company4.703.7331-
Chapinero PorterBogota Beer Company5.003.7831-
Brew Bus Double DeckerCigar City Brewing6.503.6131-
Störtebeker Hanse-PorterStörtebeker Braumanufaktur4.002.8131-
Black Gold PorterCountry Boy Brewing5.503.6130-
Winter PorterRiverwalk Brewing7.003.7630-
Dark ArtsTrouble Brewing4.403.7429-
Gilpin Black GoldHogshead Brewery5.003.7928-
Knockmealdown PorterEight Degrees Brewing5.003.9328-
Harveys PorterHarvey & Son Ltd.4.803.7628-
Community PorterWedge Brewing Company6.003.7328-
Stormy PortGalway Bay Brewery5.504.0827-
EntireStrange Land Brewery6.804.0327-
PorterBrouwerij Klein Duimpje5.503.3527-
Williams BlackWilliams Brothers Brewing Company4.203.6427-
Mr. George's Ruby PorterGeorge Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery5.003.6926-
Robust PorterBridge Road Brewers5.203.4426-
Black Anchor PorterThe Frog & Onion Pub6.203.6326-
Bristlecone Brown PorterRuby Mountain Brewing4.803.592668
Kissmeyer No. 7 Honey PorterKissmeyer Beer6.503.7826-
Murray's Dark Knight PorterMurray's Craft Brewing Co.4.803.6125-
Graveyard Fields Blueberry Coffee PorterBoojum Brewing Company5.004.2624-
...Zest PleaseMikkeller ApS7.003.9724-
Neustadt Big Dog Beaujolais PorterNeustadt Springs Brewery5.503.5724-
Dragonmead Honey PorterDragonmead Microbrewery6.303.7724-
Double Espresso Premio CafféBlack Wolf Brewery6.003.5923-
ZumbiWhite Pony Microbrewery9.403.7623-
Tuatara PorterTuatara Brewing Co.5.503.722-
Dark Chocolate PorterLighthouse Brewing Company5.503.8122-
Moonlight PorterRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery5.803.8422-
Killer BootsVerboten Brewing6.203.7222-
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