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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
ASDA Whitechapel PorterShepherd Neame Ltd5.203.4514-
Black Oak PorterSequoia Brewing Company6.003.8614-
Wells Bombardier Satanic MillsWells & Young's Ltd5.004.0314-
Winter TimeMeantime Brewing Company Limited5.403.8214-
Total Disorder PorterRam Restaurant & Brewery ? 3.3514-
Oppigårds StarkporterOppigårds Bryggeri AB5.904.0514-
Red Duck PorterPurrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)6.403.4514-
Mad Scientists Series #20: Kelpie Scottish PorterSixpoint Brewery6.203.9614-
Coffee PorterLefty's Brewing Company6.003.3614-
PunjHoppy PorterOskar Blues Grill & Brew ? 3.6614-
Harwood Brown PorterBeer Here8.003.8713-
Dublin PorterGuinness Ltd.3.803.5613-
Stormy PortGalway Bay Brewery5.103.7513-
Smörpundet PorterNynäshamns Ångbryggeri5.903.8613-
Mad Tom's Robust PorterSchmohz Brewing Company4.803.4112-
Dragonmead Woody's Perfect PorterDragonmead Microbrewery5.003.7612-
Red Truck PorterLobethal Bierhaus4.903.7712-
Christmas DuckFoggy Noggin Brewing6.603.9412-
AMA MoraAmarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana9.003.9712-
Chocolate MarbleThe Marble Arch5.503.9512-
Jackpot PorterGreat Basin Brewing Co.5.503.6212-
Huvila PorterMalmgårdin Panimo5.503.8112-
English-Style PorterLefty's Brewing Company6.003.6812-
ZombierFyne Ales Ltd6.903.8212-
1872 PorterElland Brewery6.504.2212-
Pullman PorterOak Creek Brewery and Grill6.003.8112-
Art Of DarknessDark Star Brewing Company Limited3.504.7112-
Tavern PorterDaniel Thwaites Brewery PLC4.703.511-
Winter PorterRiverwalk Brewing7.00411-
Son Of Nekron - PorterBryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS6.503.8811-
ZumbiWhite Pony Microbrewery9.404.2711-
Hawkshead Brodie's Prime ExportHawkshead Brewery / Staveley Brewery & Beer Hall8.504.5311-
Oak Creek Pullman PorterOak Creek Brewing Co.7.003.6311-
Brick Waterloo Union Mills PorterBrick Brewing Co.7.003.5611-
Robust PorterRapp Brewing Company7.703.7810-
Old Dark AleSpeight's Brewery4.003.1810-
Jack Russell Jack's London PorterJack Russell Brewing Company5.003.910-
Irish PorterShamrock Brewing Co.4.603.6610-
Portsmouth PorterPortsmouth Brewery5.503.7810-
Willy VanillyCrop Bistro & Brewery4.003.410-
Powerhouse PorterSambrook's Brewery4.903.5410-
London Porter (for Sainsbury's Taste The Difference)Shepherd Neame Ltd5.003.2210-
Postman's Knock No. 3Hobsons Brewery5.104.7210-
Port In The Storm PorterThe Port Gastropub / Sea Level Brewing Company5.003.2210-
Underworld Brewing Traditional AleMinhas Craft Brewery7.003.0410-
Ron Pattinson/ChuckAlek/Stone Liberty Station Colonel Sykes East India PortStone Brewing Co.4.504.1110-
Oh Hey!Begyle Brewing Company6.003.849-
Pitchfork PorterOast House Brewers5.303.529-
Arthur's Robust PorterOtto's Pub and Brewery5.103.739-
Adirondack Smoked PorterGreat Adirondack Steak And Seafood Co. ? 3.989-
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