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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 - 251 to 300 (out of 714) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Eighty Eight Robust PorterRiverside Brewing Company6.003.996-
Harringtons Wobbly BootHarringtons Brewery5.003.616-
Dirty AngelThe Flying Horse Bar & Brewery5.803.826-
Toffee PorterRusty Truck Brewing Company / Roadhouse 1014.803.56-
Störtebeker Choco-PorterStörtebeker Braumanufaktur5.802.966-
Great Lakes Simple PorterGreat Lakes Brewery3.703.836-
Standard PorterSly Fox Brewing Company4.803.76-
For Richer Or PoorterThe Liberal Cup Public House & Brewery5.703.686-
Smoked PorterMickey Finn's Brewery6.004.086-
Pepie's PorterRed Wing Brewery6.203.716-
Zymatore Old Engine Oil (matured In Red Wine & Whisky Barrels)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores) ? 4.066-
Cosaco NegraCerveza Cosaco ? 4.216-
7-Grain PorterPartizan Brewery5.603.95-
Possessed PorterAbsolution Brewing Company5.403.595-
There Will Be PorterLast Best Brewing And Distilling5.503.775-
6 Grain PorterPartizan Brewery7.403.815-
Imperial PorterLefty's Brewing Company9.003.85-
Silhouette Dark AleSlanted Rock Brewing Company6.203.885-
Payback612 Brew7.5045-
Black Band PorterKirkstall Brewery Company5.503.83590
PorterGisberga - Reina de Aragón4.803.85-
99 Red BaboonsBlue Monkey Brewery4.203.795-
Ol' MoRubicon Brewing Company7.703.85-
Colonial PorterColonial Brewing Company6.303.75-
Ocean Järntorgets ArbetarporterOceanbryggeriet9.003.895-
Berber Cerveza Negra (Porter)Cerveceria Berber S.A. de C.V.5.003.565-
FraileSierra Madre Brewing Co.5.204.285-
Dark EnergyHardknott Brewery4.903.775-
PorterTriumph Brewing Company ? 3.525-
London VelvetThomas Hardy Burtonwood Limited5.003.45-
La Rana PorterCerveceria La Rana Dorada5.003.95-
Cart NoirKelburn Brewing Company4.803.495-
Rum PorterBoggart Hole Clough Brewing Co.4.604.145-
WestPorterMcCoy's Public House5.504.035-
Railway PorterThe Five Points Brewing Company4.803.985-
Dark London PorterBadlands Brewery4.803.15-
The "Geezer"Brassneck Brewery5.003.755-
Salted Caramel PorterFormer Future Brewing Company5.503.845-
Craftsman Euro PorterCraftsman Brewing Co.6.503.795-
Waterfront PorterSocial Kitchen & Brewery4.303.535-
The CanawlerPearl Street Grill And Brewery ? 3.924-
English InfidelWicked Weed Brewing4.904.144-
Randy's Panhead PorterThe Ship Inn ? 4.324-
The Old Toad Smokin' Toad PorterCB Craft Brewers6.004.094-
Gadd's DogBolter PorterRamsgate Brewery5.603.814-
Traditional PorterHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.003.844-
Underbar JulElectric Nurse (Brewtrade Sweden AB)4.203.444-
PoorterWitte Klavervier7.003.44-
Marks And Spencer Cheshire Chocolate PorterFrederic Robinson Limited6.003.174-
Bourbon Barrel Black GoldCountry Boy Brewing ? 4.194-
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