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
Zymatore Old Engine Oil (matured In Red Wine & Whisky Barrels)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores) ? 4.118-
PorterKabinet Brewery6.503.818-
7-Grain PorterPartizan Brewery5.603.927-
Possessed PorterAbsolution Brewing Company5.403.787-
Oort PorterUne Année6.003.797-
Vanilla PorterStarkey's Lookout6.504.157-
Red Duck Queen Bee Honey PorterPurrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)6.603.457-
North Fork Organic PorterBlackfoot River Brewing Company6.803.827-
99 Red BaboonsBlue Monkey Brewery4.203.677-
Brown PorterKulshan Brewing Company5.404.047-
Two Pence PorterFive Seasons Prado5.003.917-
Ocean Järntorgets ArbetarporterOceanbryggeriet9.003.777-
Berber Cerveza Negra (Porter)Cerveceria Berber S.A. de C.V.5.003.437-
...Zest PleaseMikkeller ApS7.0047-
Pivotal PorterTwisted Manzanita Ales7.003.617-
Ringwood XXXX Porter Winter AleRingwood Brewery4.703.437-
Lobster Lovers PorterRinkuškiai8.202.567-
La Rana PorterCerveceria La Rana Dorada5.003.857-
Eighty Eight Robust PorterRiverside Brewing Company6.003.817-
Batemans Salem PorterGeorge Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery4.704.147-
Störtebeker Choco-PorterStörtebeker Braumanufaktur5.802.717-
Chocolate BollocksAngry Chair Brewing5.604.187-
Pro Bono Publico PorterBull City Burger And Brewery ? 3.577-
YannaroddyKinnegar Brewing Company4.803.847-
Brown PorterBellwoods Brewery5.203.877-
PorterFortnight Brewing Company4.803.817-
Waterloo Vanilla PorterBrick Brewing Co.6.003.757-
Salted Caramel PorterFormer Future Brewing Company5.503.817-
Overdue PorterDowntown Joe's American Bar And Grill5.603.97-
East India PorterHogshead Brewery7.203.766-
There Will Be PorterLast Best Eatery & Brewpub5.503.716-
Happy Goblin Dark AleHappy Goblin Brewery5.603.26-
Speight’s PorterSpeight’s Ale House5.003.66-
Underbar JulElectric Nurse (Brewtrade Sweden AB)4.203.56-
Calvinus NoireBrauerei Locher AG6.003.76-
PorterGisberga - Reina de Aragón4.803.756-
Pikeville PorterAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.5.503.316-
Pandemic Imperial Porter3 Stars Brewing Company9.703.986-
1871 Smoked PorterAtlas Brewing Company7.003.86-
Suitsu PorterÕllenaut OÜ5.404.296-
Empress Of IrelandMicrobrasserie Le Naufrageur6.503.826-
Marshmallow Union Jack PorterJ. Wakefield Brewing7.004.496-
Hi-Line PorterUberbrew5.503.786-
Harringtons Wobbly BootHarringtons Brewery5.003.66-
Insana Chocolate PorterCervejaria Insana4.903.246-
Dirty AngelThe Flying Horse Bar & Brewery5.803.826-
Lost Port PorterRiver Rat Brewery6.003.726-
Toffee PorterRusty Truck Brewing Company / Roadhouse 1014.803.56-
London-Style PorterArcadia Brewing Company7.004.236-
Great Lakes Simple PorterGreat Lakes Brewery3.703.846-
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