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 - 401 to 450 (out of 924) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
PorterGrain Brewery5.003.841-
Black CaddisWren House Brewing Co ? 3.861-
Galway Bay PorterGalway Bay Brewery5.803.71-
Pendle PorterMoorhouse's Brewery (Burnley) Ltd5.003.411-
Stockeboda Jakt PorterStockeboda Gård ? 1.241-
Black Horse PorterWhite Horse Brewery Company Limited5.003.821-
Mike's 'Y' Vanilla Coffee PorterMike's Organic Brewery8.0041-
Coconut PorterStewart Brewing Ltd4.503.761-
Espresso PorterMad Fox Brewing Company6.003.731-
Brutos PorterOxfordshire Ales5.003.391-
Underbar JulElectric Nurse (Brewtrade Sweden AB)4.203.741-
TruncheonSalamander Brewing Company4.804.181-
Smoked English PorterThree Magnets Brewing5.604.51-
Poção Da Lua NovaMestre Das Poções6.903.081-
Treacle PorterInnis & Gunn7.403.921-
OscurBraufactuM - Die Internationale Brau-Manufacturen GmbH6.904.051-
Robust PorterNashoba Valley Brewery ? 41-
Port Fulton Honey PorterRed Yeti Brewing Company6.203.681-
Black Band PorterKirkstall Brewery Company5.504.71-
7-Grain Farmhouse PorterPartizan Brewery5.703.71-
5-Grain PorterPartizan Brewery5.803.591-
Obstinate Brown PorterHeadstrong Brewery4.303.91-
BRLO PorterBRLO7.003.661-
BlightyMedusa Brewing Company6.204.311-
Köpingshus SwarthStrömsholms Brygghus & Pub4.9031-
Stilton PorterBrewster's Brewing Co Ltd5.004.521-
PorterRestaurante Bar Rámuri4.703.961-
Dashingly DarkDerby Brewing Company4.504.371-
Burro De Sancho NegraDaviyun (Cerveza SAGRA)5.002.991-
Robustus 6Brauerei S. Riegele5.003.851-
Porter WagonerWhite Dog Brewery6.403.331-
The Hotel PorterMaldon Brewing Co.Ltd4.103.881-
Spot O BotherOld Spot Brewery Ltd5.504.141-
Ginger PorterRascals Brewing Company4.803.741-
PorterJ.W. Sweetman4.803.781-
XporterSixpoint Brewery6.004.261-
Vanilla PorterFernandes Brewery Tap5.003.851-
FraileSierra Madre Brewing Co.5.204.31-
U-165Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur5.003.451-
Union Jack PorterJ. Wakefield Brewing7.003.421-
Chocolate PorterFalling Down Beer Co.6.003.721-
Island MonkeysMersea Island Brewery4.504.151-
North Star PorterFacer's Brewery4.004.21-
Deep Dark SecretNorthern Brewing Limited5.204.071-
Puddledock PorterWesterham Brewery Company Ltd4.503.331-
Ghost TownThe Cromarty Brewing Company5.803.081-
Lough Erne PorterInishmacsaint Brewing Company4.203.041-
Divers PorterMatso's Broome Brewery5.703.481-
Honey Carry My BagDrop-In Brewing Company5.603.681-
Pouring PorterFalling Sky Brewing4.504.121-
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