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 924) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
West Indies PorterGuinness Ltd.6.003.613-
ESPRESSO Superior Coffee BeerDark Star Brewing Company Limited4.203.4213-
Master ThiefGrimm Brothers Brewhouse6.704.0713-
Williams BlackWilliams Brothers Brewing Company4.203.6913-
PorterBitter Root Brewing5.603.4912-
Wells Bombardier Satanic MillsWells & Young's Ltd5.004.0512-
Winter TimeMeantime Brewing Company Limited5.403.8112-
Bran RavenBirrificio Montegioco8.503.8712-
Peanut Butter Cup PorterKarl Strauss Brewing Company5.603.3912-
Cache La PorterPateros Creek Brewing Co.5.003.5212-
Dragonmead Honey PorterDragonmead Microbrewery6.303.812-
General Washington's Tavern Porter (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Yards Brewing Co.7.003.8311-
Blue Mountain Imperial PorterBlue Mountain Brewery6.704.1511-
Honey PorterCape May Brewing Company5.504.081188
Knockmealdown PorterEight Degrees Brewing5.003.9611-
Black Anchor PorterThe Frog & Onion Pub6.203.711-
Huvila PorterMalmgårdin Panimo5.503.811-
Kissmeyer No. 7 Honey PorterKissmeyer Beer6.503.8711-
Störtebeker Hanse-PorterStörtebeker Braumanufaktur4.002.6711-
La Vache Folle - Porter ChicoréeMicrobrasserie Charlevoix6.503.7910-
10w PorterFree Will Brewing Co.4.504.0410-
Jack Russell Jack's London PorterJack Russell Brewing Company5.003.9510-
Christmas PorterBrewDog6.203.510-
Dublin PorterGuinness Ltd.3.803.2610-
Hamer & SikkelBrouwerij De Molen5.203.8610-
Community PorterWedge Brewing Company6.003.7510-
ASDA Whitechapel PorterShepherd Neame Ltd5.203.389-
Stoke DarkMcCashin's Brewery4.503.379-
Blacksmith Smoked PorterHighlander Brew Co.6.503.729-
White Birch Our Humble PorterWhite Birch Brewing6.004.139-
Orkney PorterHighland Brewing Company Ltd.9.004.299-
Son Of Nekron - PorterBryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS6.503.89-
PorterHargreaves Hill Brewing Company4.903.069-
Chapinero PorterBogota Beer Company5.003.899-
Double Espresso Premio CafféBlack Wolf Brewery6.003.539-
Dark ArtsTrouble Brewing4.403.668-
Red Truck PorterLobethal Bierhaus4.903.888-
Stackpole PorterJasper Murdock’s Alehouse, Dining Room & Microbrewery (The Norwich Inn)5.103.778-
Wee GeneRevolution Brewing Company4.703.728-
Birra Del Borgo Re PorterBirra Del Borgo4.203.828-
Chocolate MarbleThe Marble Arch5.503.968-
Acorn Old Moor PorterAcorn Brewery Of Barnsley4.404.058-
Oppigårds StarkporterOppigårds Bryggeri AB5.904.088-
Oppigårds PorterOppigårds Bryggeri AB5.503.958-
Big Ben PorterBrasseurs Du Monde5.503.488-
Station PorterWickwar Brewing Company6.103.628-
Gilpin Black GoldHogshead Brewery5.003.767-
Dragonmead Woody's Perfect PorterDragonmead Microbrewery5.003.897-
Tavern PorterDaniel Thwaites Brewery PLC4.703.57-
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