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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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Waterloo Vanilla PorterBrick Brewing Co.6.003.493-
Henley DarkLovibonds Brewery Ltd4.803.773-
Chocolate Scotch PorterMatt Brewing Company8.003.973-
Black Jack PorterFlack Manor Brewery4.603.422-
Pilgrim Creek PorterSnake River Brewing Company & Brewpub4.803.882-
PorterStarkey's Lookout ? 4.052-
Trompe Souris NoireBrasserie Artisanale De La Divatte5.003.12-
Cocoa PorterTwo Kilts Brewing Co.6.503.932-
Bell BoyThe Wild Rover Pub & Brewery5.2042-
Slater's Smoked PorterSlater's Ales4.803.612-
Black Fox PorterRed Fox Brewery Ltd4.804.122-
PorteurLe Trou Du Diable5.703.752-
Ocean Klippan PorterOceanbryggeriet6.003.972-
Porter (cask)Triumph Brewing Company5.603.632-
Black Path PorterLondon Fields Brewery4.203.392-
Butcombe Old Vic PorterButcombe Brewery Ltd.4.704.252-
Dunham PorterDunham Massey Brewing Company5.204.022-
Wooly Mammoth PorterGreat Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown) ? 3.512-
"Fade To Black" PorterJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House5.604.082-
London CalliongNew Holland Brewing Company7.202.882-
Mud BrawlerBoggart Hole Clough Brewing Co.4.403.52-
Ryebust PorterRivertowne Pourhouse6.103.972-
BrazilianColchester Brewery4.604.652-
Mick Jack PorterThe Seven Barrel Brewery5.003.732-
Stockeboda Jakt PorterStockeboda Gård ? 2.352-
Helios Hoshizora No PorterHelios Distillery Co., Ltd.5.003.382-
Coconut PorterStewart Brewing Ltd4.503.42-
Brutos PorterOxfordshire Ales5.003.72-
Southport BranporterSBC Restaurant & Brewery - Branford ? 4.052-
Treacle PorterInnis & Gunn7.404.242-
Crazy Legs With PeachesGranite Brewery & Restaurant5.0032-
Morrisons Hedgerow PorterTitanic Brewery4.503.692-
Chocolate Imperial Old Neighborhood Oatmeal PorterMother Earth Brewing7.803.752-
Chilli Plum PorterThe Waen Brewery6.103.252-
Dr. PorterFreeWheel Brewing Company4.803.52-
FraileSierra Madre Brewing Co.5.203.912-
Deep Dark SecretNorthern Brewing Limited5.204.162-
Foggy Scotsman PorterPlank Town Brewing Company5.204.822-
London Calling PorterSly Fox Brewing Company4.703.872-
Cherry Vanilla PorterCapitol City Brewing Company ? 4.162-
Dark Horse Black BeerThe Mussel Inn4.003.232-
Hand Truck PorterCrannóg Ales ? 4.662-
Clocktower The PorterThe Clocktower Brew Pub - Glebe4.503.422-
New London PorterThree Rivers Eatery And Brewhouse5.203.942-
Smith & Wood Foundry AleGlasstown Brewing Co.6.504.132-
Humpty Dumpty PorterHumpty Dumpty Brewing Company5.403.752-
PorterThe Kernel Brewery5.9042-
Export India Porter Bramling CrossThe Kernel Brewery5.804.132-
Tesco Finest Traditional PorterHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.004.362-
Munton Chuck PorterFranklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store5.703.632-
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