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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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Style Examples - 151 to 200 (out of 936) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Tavern PorterDaniel Thwaites Brewery PLC4.703.57-
Scotch Whisky PorterInnis & Gunn7.403.787-
1872 PorterElland Brewery6.504.217-
Postman's KnockHobsons Brewery4.803.727-
Coffee PorterLefty's Brewing Company6.003.387-
Smörpundet PorterNynäshamns Ångbryggeri5.903.997-
Pullman PorterOak Creek Brewery and Grill6.003.877-
Double DeckerBrew Bus Brewing6.503.866-
Mad Tom's Robust PorterSchmohz Brewing Company4.803.356-
Speight’s PorterSpeight’s Ale House5.003.66-
Red Duck Queen Bee Honey PorterPurrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)6.603.446-
Christmas DuckFoggy Noggin Brewing6.604.016-
Polka King PorterDoor County Brewing Co.5.303.636-
Dark Chocolate PorterLighthouse Brewing Company5.503.816-
Three Boys PorterThree Boys Brewery5.203.386-
Black Duck PorterHawkes Bay Independent Brewery4.003.196-
English-Style PorterLefty's Brewing Company6.003.726-
Ocean GöteborgsporterOceanbryggeriet5.003.626-
Aile Smoked Celtic PorterOkell & Sons Ltd4.703.675-
Gadd's DogBolter PorterRamsgate Brewery5.603.795-
Old Tom PorterPiney River Brewing Co.5.503.865-
Arthur's Robust PorterOtto's Pub and Brewery5.103.85-
Adirondack Smoked PorterGreat Adirondack Steak And Seafood Co. ? 4.125-
PorterThe Civil Life Brewing Company6.003.865-
AMA MoraAmarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana9.004.175-
99 Red BaboonsBlue Monkey Brewery4.203.765-
Portsmouth PorterPortsmouth Brewery5.503.915-
Berber Cerveza Negra (Porter)Cerveceria Berber S.A. de C.V.5.003.555-
Curious PorterHepworth & Co. (Brewers) Ltd.5.003.565-
FraileSierra Madre Brewing Co.5.204.215-
Saturday's PorterSeptem Microbrewery5.503.545-
Stormy PortGalway Bay Brewery5.504.155-
Kentucky Coal PorterAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.8.503.995-
Ringwood XXXX Porter Winter AleRingwood Brewery4.703.535-
Lobster Lovers PorterRinkuškiai8.202.395-
Eighty Eight Robust PorterRiverside Brewing Company6.003.945-
AmoorMoor Beer Company4.703.45-
Harringtons Wobbly BootHarringtons Brewery5.003.575-
Dirty AngelThe Flying Horse Bar & Brewery5.803.795-
ZombierFyne Ales Ltd6.903.865-
Moonlight PorterRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery5.803.95-
Port In The Storm PorterThe Port Gastropub / Sea Level Brewing Company5.002.985-
Smoked PorterMickey Finn's Brewery6.004.15-
Cosaco NegraCerveza Cosaco ? 4.285-
7-Grain PorterPartizan Brewery5.603.784-
Harwood Brown PorterBeer Here8.003.824-
The Last GentlemanStrange Land Brewery6.803.834-
Tart Cherry PorterLiberty Street Brewing Company7.004.294-
Batch #1 PorterCellarmaker Brewing Co.4.004.074-
Happy Goblin Dark AleHappy Goblin Brewery5.603.244-
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