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English Porter

Description:
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
New London PorterThree Rivers Eatery And Brewhouse5.203.942-
NegraLes Clandestines5.003.672-
Munton Chuck PorterFranklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store5.703.632-
Mud BrawlerBoggart Hole Clough Brewing Co.4.403.52-
Morrisons Hedgerow PorterTitanic Brewery4.503.692-
Milly's Ploughman's Cherry PorterMilly's Tavern6.803.22-
Mick Jack PorterThe Seven Barrel Brewery5.003.732-
Marks & Spencer Chocolate PorterRobinsons Family Brewers6.003.732-
London PorterRed Squirrel Brewery5.004.082-
London PorterWig And Pen5.203.622-
London PorterHaandBryggeriet4.503.52-
London Calling PorterSly Fox Brewing Company4.703.872-
Lap Dog PorterMickey Finn's Brewery5.704.122-
LakrizCharlis Brygghus6.903.292-
Knight PorterWhitewater Brewing Co5.004.192-
Kalamazoo Black SilkBell's Brewery, Inc.4.004.132-
John Robert PorterThe Monarch Tavern - Fountain City Brewing Co. ? 3.632-
Jack The SipperBoundary Road Brewery5.603.62-
Imperial Nightfrost PorterRohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)8.003.922-
Hunter OldBluetongue Brewery Pty Ltd4.502.92-
Humpty Dumpty PorterHumpty Dumpty Brewing Company5.403.752-
Hand Truck PorterCrannóg Ales ? 4.662-
Gate KeeperUnruly Brewing Co.6.502.882-
Galway Bay PorterGalway Bay Brewery5.803.872-
FraileSierra Madre Brewing Co.5.203.912-
FraileSierra Madre Brewing Co.5.203.672-
Fano JulebrygFanø Bryghus7.503.382-
Export India Porter Bramling CrossThe Kernel Brewery5.804.132-
EvenlodeThornbridge Brewery6.204.082-
Eibauer PorterPrivatbrauerei Eibau i. Sa. GmbH3.501.752-
Double Mocha Rubus Blackberry Imperial PorterBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC ? 3.972-
Deep Dark SecretNorthern Brewing Limited5.204.162-
Dark Horse Black BeerThe Mussel Inn4.003.232-
Dark EnergyHardknott Brewery4.903.922-
CueballGoose Island Beer Co.5.103.882-
Craftsman Euro PorterCraftsman Brewing Co.6.503.62-
Coldstream Grand PorterColdstream Brewery4.803.412-
Coconut PorterStewart Brewing Ltd4.503.42-
Clocktower The PorterThe Clocktower Brew Pub - Glebe4.503.422-
Clash London PorterThe Revolutions Brewing Company4.503.782-
Chocolate Cherry PorterKJD Brewing Company6.003.62-
ChicoryMicrobrasserie Charlevoix7.003.332-
Cherry Vanilla PorterCapitol City Brewing Company ? 4.162-
Casked Condition PorterRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.004.342-
Carniola Winter GiantCarniola Brewery5.602.852-
Cambridge House London PorterThe Cambridge House Brewpub6.403.892-
Cacao-Porter CriolloMalmö Brygghus8.002.132-
Butcombe Old Vic PorterButcombe Brewery Ltd.4.704.252-
Burro De Sancho NegraDaviyun (Cerveza SAGRA)5.003.492-
Brutos PorterOxfordshire Ales5.003.72-
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