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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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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Porter (cask)Triumph Brewing Company5.603.632-
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-
Mud BrawlerBoggart Hole Clough Brewing Co.4.403.52-
Ryebust PorterRivertowne Pourhouse6.103.972-
Mick Jack PorterThe Seven Barrel Brewery5.003.732-
Chocolate Cherry PorterKJD Brewing Company6.003.62-
Fuggled PorterSeven Sheds Brewery5.303.532-
Coconut PorterStewart Brewing Ltd4.503.42-
Brutos PorterOxfordshire Ales5.003.72-
Southport BranporterSBC Restaurant & Brewery - Branford ? 4.052-
Kratochwill Temno PivoPivovarna Kratochwill7.903.52-
Double Mocha Rubus Blackberry Imperial PorterBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC ? 3.972-
Morrisons Hedgerow PorterTitanic Brewery4.503.692-
LakrizCharlis Brygghus6.903.292-
Vanilla PorterStarkey's Lookout6.504.382-
Robustus 6Brauerei S. Riegele5.003.672-
FraileSierra Madre Brewing Co.5.203.912-
Kalamazoo Black SilkBell's Brewery, Inc.4.004.132-
Deep Dark SecretNorthern Brewing Limited5.204.162-
Percheron PorterVintage 50 Restaurant And Brew Lounge6.004.132-
BlackoutCropton Brewery5.004.132-
London Calling PorterSly Fox Brewing Company4.703.872-
Cherry Vanilla PorterCapitol City Brewing Company ? 4.162-
Dark Horse Black BeerThe Mussel Inn4.003.232-
1776 Brown PorterRelic Brewing Co5.003.472-
Hand Truck PorterCrannóg Ales ? 4.662-
Walking The ParapetVerboten Brewing7.004.042-
Clocktower The PorterThe Clocktower Brew Pub - Glebe4.503.422-
ChicoryMicrobrasserie Charlevoix7.003.332-
New London PorterThree Rivers Eatery And Brewhouse5.203.942-
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-
PorterFlat Branch Pub & Brewery5.403.142-
Knight PorterWhitewater Brewing Co5.004.192-
Pilgrim PorterGrand River Brewing3.503.882-
Hopshackle Historic PorterHopshackle Brewery Ltd.4.803.662-
PleasantBrown Paper Bag Project6.603.742-
Easter PorterElectric Nurse (Brewtrade Sweden AB)4.2032-
PingoraLander Brewing Company ? 3.492-
Gate KeeperUnruly Brewing Co.6.502.882-
Saturday's PorterSeptem Microbrewery5.503.142-
Lambeth WalkBy The Horns5.104.122-
London PorterRed Squirrel Brewery5.004.082-
Wensleydale PorterWensleydale Brewery Ltd6.602.942-
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