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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 1052) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
La Vache Folle - Porter ChicoréeMicrobrasserie Charlevoix6.503.7920-
Bran RavenBirrificio Montegioco8.503.8620-
ZumbiWhite Pony Microbrewery9.403.7820-
Blue Mountain Imperial PorterBlue Mountain Brewery6.704.1419-
PorterBitter Root Brewing5.603.5219-
Union Jack PorterJ. Wakefield Brewing7.003.519-
AMA MoraAmarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana9.004.1219-
ESPRESSO Superior Coffee BeerDark Star Brewing Company Limited4.203.5119-
Postman's KnockHobsons Brewery4.803.7319-
BraggadocioBreakside Brewery ? 4.219-
Pullman PorterOak Creek Brewery and Grill6.003.8219-
London PorterThe Emerson Brewing Company5.003.9219-
Stoke DarkMcCashin's Brewery4.503.3918-
Scotch Whisky PorterInnis & Gunn7.403.8118-
Cocoa WonderlandThornbridge Brewery6.804.0317-
Saturday's PorterSeptem Microbrewery5.503.5717-
London Porter (for Sainsbury's Taste The Difference)Shepherd Neame Ltd5.003.0717-
ASDA Whitechapel PorterShepherd Neame Ltd5.203.4216-
Irish PorterShamrock Brewing Co.4.603.816-
Christmas PorterBrewDog6.203.516-
PorterThe Civil Life Brewing Company6.003.8916-
MaverickTaft's Ale House5.503.4716-
Red Duck PorterPurrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)6.403.5116-
Oppigårds PorterOppigårds Bryggeri AB5.503.9916-
Sidekick PorterHardywood Park Craft Brewery4.803.4915-
Harwood Brown PorterBeer Here8.003.8415-
Black Oak PorterSequoia Brewing Company6.003.8215-
Winter TimeMeantime Brewing Company Limited5.403.8115-
Chocolate MarbleThe Marble Arch5.503.9215-
Huvila PorterMalmgårdin Panimo5.503.6915-
1872 PorterElland Brewery6.504.1715-
De-Lovely PorterUrban Growler5.60-15-
Railway PorterThe Five Points Brewing Company4.803.9615-
Pecan PorterO'Connor Brewing Co.6.503.4515-
Mad Tom's Robust PorterSchmohz Brewing Company4.803.3814-
Jackdaw London PorterAeronaut Brewing Company4.703.6814-
Pitchfork PorterOast House Brewers5.303.6914-
Red Truck PorterLobethal Bierhaus4.903.8114-
Wells Bombardier Satanic MillsWells & Young's Ltd5.004.0214-
Total Disorder PorterRam Restaurant & Brewery ? 3.3214-
Oppigårds StarkporterOppigårds Bryggeri AB5.904.0714-
Oak Creek Pullman PorterOak Creek Brewing Co.7.003.5414-
Coffee PorterLefty's Brewing Company6.003.4514-
Smörpundet PorterNynäshamns Ångbryggeri5.903.9114-
PunjHoppy PorterOskar Blues Grill & Brew ? 3.4514-
Liberty OneLiberty Street Brewing Company7.004.1113-
Oh Hey!Begyle Brewing Company6.003.913-
Dragonmead Woody's Perfect PorterDragonmead Microbrewery5.003.8413-
Oat PorterFour Winds Brewing Co.5.503.7213-
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