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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 736) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
North Fork Organic PorterBlackfoot River Brewing Company6.803.96-
Two Pence PorterFive Seasons Prado5.003.876-
1871 Smoked PorterAtlas Brewing Company7.003.86-
Chocolate PorterBlock 15 Brewery & Restaurant5.504.046-
Ringwood XXXX Porter Winter AleRingwood Brewery4.703.416-
Big Reef3rd Wave Brewing Company5.003.756-
Harringtons Wobbly BootHarringtons Brewery5.003.616-
Dirty AngelThe Flying Horse Bar & Brewery5.803.826-
Frank Graham PorterTop of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery4.303.16-
ZumbiWhite Pony Microbrewery9.403.816-
Störtebeker Choco-PorterStörtebeker Braumanufaktur5.802.966-
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-
TeleporterSummer Wine Brewery5.003.636-
For Richer Or PoorterThe Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery5.704.356-
Cosaco NegraCerveza Cosaco ? 4.216-
Butcher PorterHarts Pub / Rocks Brewing Co.4.903.46-
7-Grain PorterPartizan Brewery5.603.95-
Xtreme Baltic Coffee Choco Mocca PorterHuisbrouwerij Klein Duimpje9.003.395-
There Will Be PorterLast Best Brewing And Distilling5.503.775-
Imperial PorterLefty's Brewing Company9.003.85-
Silhouette Dark AleSlanted Rock Brewing Company6.203.885-
Payback612 Brew7.5045-
PorterGisberga - Reina de Aragón4.803.85-
Winter PorterRiverwalk Brewing7.003.855-
99 Red BaboonsBlue Monkey Brewery4.203.795-
Prim & PorterFormer Future Brewing Company6.503.94590
Ol' MoRubicon Brewing Company7.703.85-
Colonial PorterColonial Brewing Company6.303.75-
Ocean Järntorgets ArbetarporterOceanbryggeriet9.003.895-
Titanic Plum PorterTitanic Brewery4.903.685-
FraileSierra Madre Brewing Co.5.204.285-
PorterTriumph Brewing Company ? 3.525-
Eighty Eight Robust PorterRiverside Brewing Company6.003.995-
Cart NoirKelburn Brewing Company4.803.495-
Toffee PorterRusty Truck Brewing Company / Roadhouse 1014.803.55-
JB Coffee PorterSly Fox Brewing Company4.803.615-
Great Lakes Simple PorterGreat Lakes Brewery3.703.85-
Stout PorterCervejaria St. Gallen8.003.75-
Rum PorterBoggart Hole Clough Brewing Co.4.604.145-
WestPorterMcCoy's Public House5.504.035-
Dark London PorterBadlands Brewery4.803.15-
Pepie's PorterRed Wing Brewery6.203.755-
The "Geezer"Brassneck Brewery5.003.755-
The CanawlerPearl Street Grill And Brewery ? 3.924-
Sigtuna HöstporterSigtuna Brygghus5.503.744-
Possessed PorterAbsolution Brewing Company5.403.494-
Randy's Panhead PorterThe Ship Inn ? 4.324-
The Old Toad Smokin' Toad PorterCB Craft Brewers6.004.094-
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