English Porter

Description:
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
Jack Russell Jack's London PorterJack Russell Brewing Company5.003.9111-
Tavern PorterDaniel Thwaites Brewery PLC4.703.511-
Portsmouth PorterPortsmouth Brewery5.503.7711-
Powerhouse PorterSambrook's Brewery4.903.5111-
Marks & Spencer London PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited5.503.7210-
PorterJ.W. Sweetman4.803.6810-
Union Jack PorterJ. Wakefield Brewing7.003.8810-
Prim & PorterFormer Future Brewing Company6.503.991090
Pucker Huddle PorterEverybody's Brewing5.303.4510-
PorterlumaPetaluma Hills Brewing Company4.514.1310-
Powder 8 PorterSnake River Brewing Company & Brewpub5.003.3510-
Black Magic PorterCarter's Brewing5.004.0110-
Underworld Brewing Traditional AleMinhas Craft Brewery7.003.0410-
Butcher PorterHarts Pub / Rocks Brewing Co.4.903.3410-
Aile Smoked Celtic PorterOkell & Sons Ltd4.703.719-
Jackdaw London PorterAeronaut Brewing Company4.703.63981
Adirondack Smoked PorterGreat Adirondack Steak And Seafood Co. ? 3.989-
Marks And Spencer Cheshire Chocolate PorterFrederic Robinson Limited6.003.549-
Stackpole PorterJasper Murdock’s Alehouse, Dining Room & Microbrewery (The Norwich Inn)5.103.769-
Birra Del Borgo Re PorterBirra Del Borgo4.203.849-
Cacao-PorterMalmö Brewing Co8.003.819-
MaverickTaft's Ale House5.504.089-
Curious PorterHepworth & Co. (Brewers) Ltd.5.003.659-
Matt PorterDenali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant ? 4.329-
Acorn Old Moor PorterAcorn Brewery Of Barnsley4.403.859-
Kentucky Coal PorterAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.8.5049-
PorterHargreaves Hill Brewing Company4.903.069-
Black Duck PorterHawkes Bay Independent Brewery4.002.999-
AmoorMoor Beer Company4.703.339-
Ocean GöteborgsporterOceanbryggeriet5.003.529-
Stout PorterCervejaria St. Gallen8.003.589-
Railway PorterThe Five Points Brewing Company4.803.949-
Station PorterWickwar Brewing Company6.103.669-
For Richer Or PoorterThe Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery5.704.229-
Tart Cherry PorterLiberty Street Brewing Company7.003.838-
Black FriarsPaddock Wood Brewing Co.7.503.628-
S:t Eriks PorterGalatea Spirits5.903.168-
Titanic Plum PorterTitanic Brewery4.903.948-
WojtekForest & Main Brewing Company6.504.098-
London VelvetThomas Hardy Burtonwood Limited5.003.338-
Hawkshead Brodie's PrimeHawkshead Brewery / Staveley Brewery & Beer Hall4.903.948-
Three Boys PorterThree Boys Brewery5.203.358-
Dumpster Dog PorterRiver Company Restaurant & Brewery ? 3.598-
Big Reef3rd Wave Brewing Company5.003.698-
Jack ThorneMystery Brewing Company5.203.988-
Frank Graham PorterTop of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery4.303.278-
TeleporterSummer Wine Brewery5.003.668-
De-Lovely PorterUrban Growler5.603.728-
Night BoatPortobello Brewery4.603.658-
Zymatore Old Engine Oil (matured In Red Wine & Whisky Barrels)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores) ? 4.118-
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