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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
Liberty OneLiberty Street Brewing Company7.004.069-
Oh Hey!Begyle Brewing Company6.003.849-
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-
Birra Del Borgo Re PorterBirra Del Borgo4.203.859-
Marks & Spencer London PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited5.503.759-
Cacao-PorterMalmö Brygghus8.003.819-
Prim & PorterFormer Future Brewing Company6.503.94990
Curious PorterHepworth & Co. (Brewers) Ltd.5.003.659-
Acorn Old Moor PorterAcorn Brewery Of Barnsley4.403.779-
Kentucky Coal PorterAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.8.5049-
PorterHargreaves Hill Brewing Company4.903.049-
Black Duck PorterHawkes Bay Independent Brewery4.002.989-
AmoorMoor Beer Company4.703.349-
Black Magic PorterCarter's Brewing5.004.019-
Ocean GöteborgsporterOceanbryggeriet5.003.529-
Stout PorterCervejaria St. Gallen8.003.589-
Aile Smoked Celtic PorterOkell & Sons Ltd4.703.718-
Tart Cherry PorterLiberty Street Brewing Company7.003.848-
Black FriarsPaddock Wood Brewing Co.7.503.628-
Oat PorterFour Winds Brewing Co.5.503.798-
Payback612 Brew7.503.868-
Brown PorterPyramid Breweries, Inc.4.503.28-
PorterJ.W. Sweetman4.803.668-
S:t Eriks PorterGalatea Spirits5.903.178-
Titanic Plum PorterTitanic Brewery4.903.948-
Matt PorterDenali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant ? 4.328-
WojtekForest & Main Brewing Company6.504.098-
Hawkshead Brodie's PrimeHawkshead Brewery / Staveley Brewery & Beer Hall4.903.948-
Powder 8 PorterSnake River Brewing Company & Brewpub5.003.358-
Dumpster Dog PorterRiver Company Restaurant & Brewery ? 3.588-
Big Reef3rd Wave Brewing Company5.003.698-
Frank Graham PorterTop of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery4.303.278-
Zymatore Old Engine Oil (matured In Red Wine & Whisky Barrels)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores) ? 4.118-
Red Duck Queen Bee Honey PorterPurrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)6.603.467-
North Fork Organic PorterBlackfoot River Brewing Company6.803.837-
Brown PorterKulshan Brewing Company5.404.047-
Pucker Huddle PorterEverybody's Brewing5.303.387-
Pivotal PorterTwisted Manzanita Ales7.003.617-
Three Boys PorterThree Boys Brewery5.203.317-
Lobster Lovers PorterRinkuškiai Alaus Darykloje8.202.567-
Eighty Eight Robust PorterRiverside Brewing Company6.003.817-
Batemans Salem PorterGeorge Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery4.704.157-
Störtebeker Choco-PorterStörtebeker Braumanufaktur5.802.717-
Pro Bono Publico PorterBull City Burger And Brewery ? 3.567-
TeleporterSummer Wine Brewery5.003.657-
Station PorterWickwar Brewing Company6.103.667-
For Richer Or PoorterThe Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery5.704.337-
Butcher PorterHarts Pub / Rocks Brewing Co.4.903.457-
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