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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 Chimney PorterMad Fox Brewing Company6.003.9631-
Cache La PorterPateros Creek Brewing Co.5.003.6131-
Black Prince PorterEnglish Ales Brewery5.003.6630-
Driven SnowLeech Lake Brewing Company6.503.5428-
Knockmealdown PorterEight Degrees Brewing5.003.8827-
Harveys PorterHarvey & Son Ltd.4.803.7527-
PorterBrouwerij Klein Duimpje5.503.3527-
Brew Bus Double DeckerCigar City Brewing6.503.7227-
Leather (3rd Anniversary)Idle Hands Craft Ales6.703.8227-
Dark ArtsTrouble Brewing4.403.8326-
Wee GeneRevolution Brewing Company4.703.826-
Beadeca's WellThornbridge Brewery5.303.9226-
Mr. George's Ruby PorterGeorge Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery5.003.6725-
Community PorterWedge Brewing Company6.003.7425-
Big Ben PorterBrasseurs Du Monde5.503.4925-
Kissmeyer No. 7 Honey PorterKissmeyer Beer6.503.6225-
Robust PorterBridge Road Brewers5.203.3824-
Murray's Dark Knight PorterMurray's Craft Brewing Co.4.803.6424-
Dragonmead Honey PorterDragonmead Microbrewery6.303.7324-
Williams BlackWilliams Brothers Brewing Company4.203.5524-
Gilpin Black GoldHogshead Brewery5.003.862390
Harwood MythUrban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten5.303.7623-
Neustadt Big Dog Beaujolais PorterNeustadt Springs Brewery5.503.6523-
Black Gold PorterCountry Boy Brewing5.503.8122-
Tuatara PorterTuatara Brewing Co.5.503.7222-
Chapinero PorterBogota Beer Company5.003.7922-
Störtebeker Hanse-PorterStörtebeker Braumanufaktur4.002.8122-
Dark Chocolate PorterLighthouse Brewing Company5.503.8521-
Black Anchor PorterThe Frog & Onion Pub6.203.421-
Moonlight PorterRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery5.803.6521-
Bristlecone Brown PorterRuby Mountain Brewing4.803.692168
La Vache Folle - Porter ChicoréeMicrobrasserie Charlevoix6.503.720-
Murray's Best Extra PorterMurray's Craft Brewing Co.8.003.8720-
4059 PorterMatt Brewing Company5.203.6920-
Dublin PorterGuinness Ltd.3.803.5120-
Blue Mountain Imperial PorterBlue Mountain Brewery6.704.1319-
Orkney PorterHighland Brewing Company Ltd.9.004.1919-
Bran RavenBirrificio Montegioco8.503.9119-
Turtle PowerFunky Buddha Brewery ? 3.718-
PorterBitter Root Brewing5.603.5318-
ESPRESSO Superior Coffee BeerDark Star Brewing Company Limited4.203.4618-
London PorterThe Emerson Brewing Company5.003.9618-
Winter PorterRiverwalk Brewing7.003.9717-
Mad Scientists Series #20: Kelpie Scottish PorterSixpoint Brewery6.203.9417-
Christmas PorterBrewDog6.203.5316-
Oppigårds PorterOppigårds Bryggeri AB5.504.0716-
Stoke DarkMcCashin's Brewery4.503.3215-
PorterThe Civil Life Brewing Company6.003.7415-
Winter TimeMeantime Brewing Company Limited5.403.8115-
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