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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 1156) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
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-
La Vache Folle - Porter ChicoréeMicrobrasserie Charlevoix6.503.821-
Murray's Best Extra PorterMurray's Craft Brewing Co.8.003.8521-
Orkney PorterHighland Brewing Company Ltd.9.004.1521-
TuppenceStillwater Artisanal Ales7.004.0721-
Oat PorterFour Winds Brewing Co.5.503.7520-
Cocoa WonderlandThornbridge Brewery6.804.0520-
Stoke DarkMcCashin's Brewery4.503.4120-
AMA MoraAmarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana9.004.1520-
London Porter (for Sainsbury's Taste The Difference)Shepherd Neame Ltd5.003.3320-
Bran RavenBirrificio Montegioco8.503.8620-
London PorterThe Emerson Brewing Company5.003.9320-
Blue Mountain Imperial PorterBlue Mountain Brewery6.704.1419-
PorterBitter Root Brewing5.603.5219-
ESPRESSO Superior Coffee BeerDark Star Brewing Company Limited4.203.5119-
Postman's KnockHobsons Brewery4.803.7319-
Pullman PorterOak Creek Brewery and Grill6.003.8219-
Scotch Whisky PorterInnis & Gunn7.403.8118-
Saturday's PorterSeptem Microbrewery5.503.5718-
De-Lovely PorterUrban Growler5.60-18-
ASDA Whitechapel PorterShepherd Neame Ltd5.203.4417-
PorterThe Civil Life Brewing Company6.003.8917-
PorterlumaPetaluma Hills Brewing Company4.513.9517-
Smörpundet PorterNynäshamns Ångbryggeri5.903.8417-
Railway PorterThe Five Points Brewing Company4.803.9617-
Harwood Brown PorterBeer Here8.003.8916-
Irish PorterShamrock Brewing Co.4.603.816-
Black Oak PorterSequoia Brewing Company6.003.8216-
Christmas PorterBrewDog6.203.516-
MaverickTaft's Ale House5.503.4716-
Total Disorder PorterRam Restaurant & Brewery ? 3.3316-
Red Duck PorterPurrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)6.403.5116-
BedrockFoundation Brewing Company5.804.1116-
Oppigårds PorterOppigårds Bryggeri AB5.503.9916-
Pecan PorterO'Connor Brewing Co.6.503.4516-
Sidekick PorterHardywood Park Craft Brewery4.803.4915-
Mad Tom's Robust PorterSchmohz Brewing Company4.803.415-
Jackdaw London PorterAeronaut Brewing Company4.703.9315-
Pitchfork PorterOast House Brewers5.303.6915-
Marks & Spencer London PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited5.503.615-
Winter TimeMeantime Brewing Company Limited5.403.8115-
Chocolate MarbleThe Marble Arch5.503.9215-
Huvila PorterMalmgårdin Panimo5.503.6915-
1872 PorterElland Brewery6.504.1715-
Coffee PorterLefty's Brewing Company6.003.4615-
Dragonmead Woody's Perfect PorterDragonmead Microbrewery5.003.8514-
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