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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
Black Duck PorterHawkes Bay Independent Brewery4.002.989-
1872 PorterElland Brewery6.504.239-
Underworld Brewing Traditional AleMinhas Craft Brewery7.002.999-
Killer BootsVerboten Brewing6.203.839-
Robust PorterRapp Brewing Company7.703.828-
Aile Smoked Celtic PorterOkell & Sons Ltd4.703.718-
Tart Cherry PorterLiberty Street Brewing Company7.003.848-
Pitchfork PorterOast House Brewers5.303.558-
Black FriarsPaddock Wood Brewing Co.7.503.628-
Old Dark AleSpeight's Brewery4.003.168-
Boscos London PorterBoscos Restaurant & Brewing Co. ? 3.978-
Brown PorterPyramid Breweries, Inc.4.503.28-
Garlic BreadthDogfish Head Brewery ? 3.318-
Curious PorterHepworth & Co. (Brewers) Ltd.5.003.668-
Matt PorterDenali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant ? 4.328-
Simon's Private Stock PorterSelin's Grove Brewing Company6.804.248-
Kentucky Coal PorterAlltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.8.504.078-
Powder 8 PorterSnake River Brewing Company & Brewpub5.003.358-
London Porter (for Sainsbury's Taste The Difference)Shepherd Neame Ltd5.003.338-
AmoorMoor Beer Company4.703.328-
BluthGoose Island Beer Co.5.603.668-
Freigeist Deutscher PorterBraustelle8.003.198-
Liberty OneLiberty Street Brewing Company7.004.157-
Red Duck Queen Bee Honey PorterPurrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)6.603.467-
Marks & Spencer London PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited5.503.787-
PorterJ.W. Sweetman4.803.687-
S:t Eriks PorterGalatea Spirits5.903.197-
Cacao-PorterMalmö Brygghus8.003.727-
Brown PorterKulshan Brewing Company5.404.047-
Willy VanillyCrop Bistro & Brewery4.003.187-
Pucker Huddle PorterEverybody's Brewing5.303.387-
WojtekForest & Main Brewing Company6.504.117-
Pivotal PorterTwisted Manzanita Ales7.003.617-
Hawkshead Brodie's PrimeHawkshead Brewery / Staveley Brewery & Beer Hall4.9047-
Three Boys PorterThree Boys Brewery5.203.317-
Lobster Lovers PorterRinkuškiai Alaus Darykloje8.202.567-
Dumpster Dog PorterRiver Company Restaurant & Brewery ? 3.567-
Batemans Salem PorterGeorge Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery4.704.157-
Black Magic PorterCarter's Brewing5.004.057-
Ocean GöteborgsporterOceanbryggeriet5.003.747-
Pro Bono Publico PorterBull City Burger And Brewery ? 3.567-
Ron Pattinson/ChuckAlek/Stone Liberty Station Colonel Sykes East India PortStone Brewing Co.4.504.137-
Station PorterWickwar Brewing Company6.103.667-
Two Pence PorterGoose Island Beer Co.5.803.847-
Overdue PorterDowntown Joe's American Bar And Grill5.603.97-
Oh Hey!Begyle Brewing Company6.003.716-
East India PorterHogshead Brewery7.203.776-
Happy Goblin Dark AleHappy Goblin Brewery5.603.26-
Calvinus NoireBrauerei Locher AG6.003.716-
Boscos London PorterBoscos Restaurant & Brewing Co. ? 3.686-
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