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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 940) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Traditional PorterHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.003.834-
4059 PorterMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.203.924-
Cocoa WonderlandThornbridge Brewery6.804.184-
Irish PorterShamrock Brewing Co.4.603.824-
Black Oak PorterSequoia Brewing Company6.004.044-
PBH STRONG Porter AleOld Coast Road Brewery5.703.314-
S:t Eriks PorterGalatea Spirits5.903.324-
Cacao-PorterMalmö Brewing Co8.004.024-
Ol' MoRubicon Brewing Company7.703.824-
Two Pence PorterFive Seasons Prado5.004.064-
Grafton PorterGalbraith's Alehouse5.003.754-
Powerhouse PorterSambrook's Brewery4.903.774-
Pucker Huddle PorterEverybody's Brewing5.303.484-
Total Disorder PorterRam Restaurant & Brewery ? 3.314-
PorteresqueAllgates Brewery4.403.714-
Powder 8 PorterSnake River Brewing Company & Brewpub5.003.164-
Boxcar PorterTighthead Brewing Company6.904.124-
London Porter (for Sainsbury's Taste The Difference)Shepherd Neame Ltd5.002.984-
Batemans Salem PorterGeorge Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery4.7044-
Hawkshead Brodie's Prime ExportHawkshead Brewery / Staveley Brewery & Beer Hall8.503.364-
Oak Creek Pullman PorterOak Creek Brewing Co.7.003.514-
Black Magic PorterCarter's Brewing5.004.024-
Smoke DarkBlue Star Brewing Company ? 3.584-
Underworld Brewing Traditional AleMinhas Craft Brewery7.003.484-
YannaroddyKinnegar Brewing Company4.803.874-
WestPorterMcCoy's Public House5.503.954-
Killer BootsVerboten Brewing6.203.614-
Night BoatPortobello Brewery4.603.594-
Frank Graham Oatmeal PorterTop of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery4.303.444-
For Richer Or PoorterThe Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery5.704.274-
Butcher PorterHarts Pub / Rocks Brewing Co.4.903.374-
Brick Waterloo Union Mills PorterBrick Brewing Co.7.003.674-
The CanawlerPearl Street Grill And Brewery ? 3.973-
Yorkshire PorterQueen City Brewery5.003.623-
Cocoa PorterTwo Kilts Brewing Co.6.504.133-
East India PorterHogshead Brewery7.203.783-
Black Gold PorterCountry Boy Brewing5.503.493-
Bleak House AleThe Dandy Brewing Company5.003.583-
Black FriarsPaddock Wood Brewing Co.7.503.43-
Hambleton Black LightningHambleton Ales6.504.113-
Chocolate Hazelnut PorterRapp Brewing Company8.004.423-
Bolong BlackMountain Ridge Brewery5.003.23-
Calvinus NoireBrauerei Locher AG6.003.823-
PoorterWitte Klavervier7.003.273-
Marks And Spencer Cheshire Chocolate PorterFrederic Robinson Limited6.003.233-
BlightyMedusa Brewing Company6.204.283-
Pub PorterMarket Cross Pub & Brewery ? 3.773-
Marks & Spencer London PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited5.503.753-
HerrgårdsporterSkebo Bruksbryggeri5.003.83-
Sugar Plum Winter PorterCigar City Brewing ? 3.583-
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