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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 - 201 to 250 (out of 1052) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Arthur's Robust PorterOtto's Pub and Brewery5.103.7713-
Marks & Spencer London PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited5.503.6113-
English-Style PorterLefty's Brewing Company6.003.6413-
Brick Waterloo Union Mills PorterBrick Brewing Co.7.003.6313-
PorterJ.W. Sweetman4.803.7912-
Christmas DuckFoggy Noggin Brewing6.603.9212-
Berber Cerveza Negra (Porter)Cerveceria Berber S.A. de C.V.5.003.2812-
Jackpot PorterGreat Basin Brewing Co.5.503.512-
Titanic Plum PorterTitanic Brewery4.903.7812-
Powerhouse PorterSambrook's Brewery4.903.6812-
PorterlumaPetaluma Hills Brewing Company4.513.9912-
Son Of Nekron - PorterBryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS6.503.8412-
ZombierFyne Ales Ltd6.903.8412-
ParallelogramParallel 49 Brewing Company6.003.912-
Port In The Storm PorterThe Port Gastropub / Sea Level Brewing Company5.003.1112-
7-Grain PorterPartizan Brewery5.603.8311-
Jack Russell Jack's London PorterJack Russell Brewing Company5.003.9111-
Tavern PorterDaniel Thwaites Brewery PLC4.703.511-
Portsmouth PorterPortsmouth Brewery5.503.8611-
Phase TransitionEmpirical Brewery7.503.8411-
Black Nun Imperial PorterKlosterbrauerei Neuzelle GmbH8.103.8111-
Salted Caramel PorterFormer Future Brewing Company5.503.7811-
There Will Be PorterLast Best Eatery & Brewpub5.503.7210-
MoonrayAquanaut Brewing Company5.703.7610-
Cacao-PorterMalmö Brewing Co8.003.9610-
Prim & PorterFormer Future Brewing Company6.503.7910-
Pucker Huddle PorterEverybody's Brewing5.303.4710-
Acorn Old Moor PorterAcorn Brewery Of Barnsley4.403.8210-
Empress Of IrelandMicrobrasserie Le Naufrageur6.503.6710-
Powder 8 PorterSnake River Brewing Company & Brewpub5.003.2210-
Big Reef3rd Wave Brewing Company5.003.6910-
Possum PorterOasis Texas Brewing Company ? 3.8410-
Black Magic PorterCarter's Brewing5.004.0210-
Underworld Brewing Traditional AleMinhas Craft Brewery7.003.3410-
Station PorterWickwar Brewing Company6.103.610-
PorterKabinet Brewery6.503.3910-
Butcher PorterHarts Pub / Rocks Brewing Co.4.903.3610-
Aile Smoked Celtic PorterOkell & Sons Ltd4.703.669-
Black FriarsPaddock Wood Brewing Co.7.503.79-
Black CaddisWren House Brewing Co ? 3.939-
Adirondack Smoked PorterGreat Adirondack Steak And Seafood Co. ? 3.999-
Marks And Spencer Cheshire Chocolate PorterFrederic Robinson Limited6.003.329-
Stackpole PorterJasper Murdock’s Alehouse, Dining Room & Microbrewery (The Norwich Inn)5.103.769-
Birra Del Borgo Re PorterBirra Del Borgo4.203.869-
Curious PorterHepworth & Co. (Brewers) Ltd.5.003.69-
Matt PorterDenali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant ? 4.269-
London VelvetThomas Hardy Burtonwood Limited5.003.029-
Kentucky Coal PorterAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.8.5049-
Hawkshead Brodie's PrimeHawkshead Brewery / Staveley Brewery & Beer Hall4.904.119-
PorterHargreaves Hill Brewing Company4.903.069-
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