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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 749) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Stoke DarkMcCashin's Brewery4.503.3115-
Christmas PorterBrewDog6.203.5715-
ASDA Whitechapel PorterShepherd Neame Ltd5.203.4214-
Wells Bombardier Satanic MillsWells & Young's Ltd5.004.0314-
PorterThe Civil Life Brewing Company6.003.7814-
Winter TimeMeantime Brewing Company Limited5.403.8214-
Red Duck PorterPurrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)6.403.4514-
Double Espresso Premio CafféBlack Wolf Brewery6.003.514-
PunjHoppy PorterOskar Blues Grill & Brew ? 3.6614-
Harwood Brown PorterBeer Here8.003.8713-
Total Disorder PorterRam Restaurant & Brewery ? 3.3213-
Oppigårds StarkporterOppigårds Bryggeri AB5.904.1413-
Coffee PorterLefty's Brewing Company6.003.3813-
Milk PorterKooinda Boutique Brewery4.703.5113-
Wicked Elf PorterThe Little Brewing Company6.203.7413-
Sidekick PorterHardywood Park Craft Brewery4.803.6512-
Mad Tom's Robust PorterSchmohz Brewing Company4.803.4112-
Dragonmead Woody's Perfect PorterDragonmead Microbrewery5.003.7612-
Red Truck PorterLobethal Bierhaus4.903.7712-
Black Oak PorterSequoia Brewing Company6.003.9412-
Christmas DuckFoggy Noggin Brewing6.603.9412-
Chocolate MarbleThe Marble Arch5.503.9512-
Huvila PorterMalmgårdin Panimo5.503.8112-
ZombierFyne Ales Ltd6.903.8212-
Smörpundet PorterNynäshamns Ångbryggeri5.903.7712-
Tavern PorterDaniel Thwaites Brewery PLC4.703.511-
Jackpot PorterGreat Basin Brewing Co.5.503.6111-
Stormy PortGalway Bay Brewery5.103.7511-
Son Of Nekron - PorterBryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS6.503.8811-
English-Style PorterLefty's Brewing Company6.003.6311-
Mad Scientists Series #20: Kelpie Scottish PorterSixpoint Brewery6.203.9311-
Postman's KnockHobsons Brewery4.803.6711-
Oak Creek Pullman PorterOak Creek Brewing Co.7.003.6311-
Pullman PorterOak Creek Brewery and Grill6.003.8311-
Oliver's Modern Life Is RubbishPratt Street Ale House5.903.6111-
Leather (3rd Anniversary)Idle Hands Craft Ales6.703.9111-
Hot Rod HabaneroMikkeller ApS8.004.1711-
Brick Waterloo Union Mills PorterBrick Brewing Co.7.003.5611-
London-Style PorterArgus Brewery6.003.610-
Jack Russell Jack's London PorterJack Russell Brewing Company5.003.910-
Portsmouth PorterPortsmouth Brewery5.503.7810-
Powerhouse PorterSambrook's Brewery4.903.5410-
Port In The Storm PorterThe Port Gastropub / Sea Level Brewing Company5.003.2210-
1872 PorterElland Brewery6.504.210-
Underworld Brewing Traditional AleMinhas Craft Brewery7.003.0410-
Old Dark AleSpeight's Brewery4.003.159-
Irish PorterShamrock Brewing Co.4.603.649-
Arthur's Robust PorterOtto's Pub and Brewery5.103.739-
Adirondack Smoked PorterGreat Adirondack Steak And Seafood Co. ? 3.989-
Stackpole PorterJasper Murdock’s Alehouse, Dining Room & Microbrewery (The Norwich Inn)5.103.789-
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