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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 - 401 to 450 (out of 1052) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Blacksmith's PorterTooborac Hotel & Brewery5.403.434-
London PorterThe Filling Station Microbrewery7.403.884-
Smoke PorterChuckanut Brewery & Kitchen ? 3.564-
Pony Up PorterIntracoastal Brewing Company5.903.564-
Pappy's PorterDESTIHL Brewery5.902.824-
Glarus London PorterGlarus Craft Brewing Co.4.60-4-
Bully PorterGray's Tied House ? 3.024-
Sweetwater PorterSweetwater Brewing Company4.803.614-
Asahi Dry PorterAsahi Breweries Ltd6.003.024-
Entire ButtBrewery Becker8.503.944-
Archives 1850 RunnerChuckAlek Independent Brewers6.304.054-
IsisForest & Main Brewing Company6.004.234-
Brock Street PorterBrock Street Brewing Company5.103.584-
03|01 Porter (Original)Brew By Numbers6.003.894-
Boscos London PorterBoscos Restaurant & Brewing Co. ? 3.834-
Nightfall PorterProhibition Brewing Company5.002.714-
Peregrine PorterCotleigh Brewery4.403.644-
PorterLionstone Brewing5.30-4-
Smoked Rye PorterBrodie's7.303.894-
India Export PorterFarmageddon Brewing Co-op5.204.384-
Frank Graham Oatmeal PorterTop of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery4.303.444-
Curbside PorterAirways Brewing Company5.4044-
Cacao-Porter CriolloMalmö Brewing Co8.002.944-
Distorter PorterBlue Canoe Brewery5.503.914-
Barrel-Aged Imperial PorterLast Best Eatery & Brewpub10.503.824-
Pinnacle PorterNaylor's Brewery4.803.724-
Art Of DarknessDark Star Brewing Company Limited3.504.224-
Perdido PorterGalveston Island Brewing Company5.803.733-
PorterNickelpoint Brewing Co.6.203.653-
Bell BoyThe Wild Rover Pub & Brewery5.203.833-
Randers PorterRaasted & Randers Bryghus A/S6.7033-
London PorterMonk's Cellar5.703.813-
Penpont PorterPenpont Brewery5.804.073-
Dunham PorterDunham Massey Brewing Company5.204.023-
London CalliongNew Holland Brewing Company7.203.193-
BrazilianColchester Brewery4.604.433-
Hambleton Black LightningHambleton Ales6.504.113-
PorterGrain Brewery5.003.823-
Galway Bay PorterGalway Bay Brewery5.803.693-
Helios Hoshizora No PorterHelios Distillery Co., Ltd.5.003.433-
Bolong BlackMountain Ridge Brewery5.003.23-
English Style Oaked Smoked PorterBattlefield Brew Works5.204.193-
Kratochwill Temno PivoPivovarna Kratochwill7.903.333-
Robust PorterNashoba Valley Brewery ? 3.573-
LondiniumRooster's Brewing Company Ltd.5.503.933-
Royal Bloodline PorterLyonSmith Brewing Company5.203.733-
Porter WagonerWhite Dog Brewery6.403.393-
Universal PorterEquinox Brewing Company5.204.013-
Forty Ton PorterTemperance Row Brewey / Uptown Deli and Brew6.753.73-
Chilli Plum PorterThe Waen Brewery6.103.423-
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