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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 - 451 to 500 (out of 936) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
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-
BarbastelleOld Chimneys Brewery6.404.011-
Bottle Wreck PorterHammerpot Brewery4.704.161-
Cherry Vanilla PorterCapitol City Brewing Company ? 4.081-
McKenna's Reprise PorterThe Marble Arch4.504.531-
Autumn To AshesWoodland Empire Ale Craft5.203.731-
Original Nitro PorterBlue Mountain Brewery7.603.331-
Hansa PorterHansa Borg Bryggerier ASA4.603.51-
Mocha PorterSt Andrews Brewing Company6.003.371-
Hand Truck PorterCrannóg Ales ? 4.31-
Walking The ParapetVerboten Brewing7.003.841-
Victorian Porter8 Sail Brewery5.0031-
Clocktower The PorterThe Clocktower Brew Pub - Glebe4.503.11-
Whitehead PorterWhitehead5.003.371-
PorterBlack Swan Brewing Co.5.303.951-
PorterThe Kernel Brewery5.9041-
Titanic Plum PorterTitanic Brewery4.903.651-
Red Duck Sexy ThingPurrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)6.704.021-
Going Hazelnuts With Outlaw'd CollaborationsBierol5.704.181-
Drop O' The Black StuffSpringhead Fine Ales Ltd4.003.881-
Leather (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Idle Hands Craft Ales8.004.241-
Tesco Finest Traditional PorterHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.004.411-
PorterFlat Branch Pub & Brewery5.403.31-
Justa PorterBarren Hill Tavern & Brewery4.703.941-
PorterlumaPetaluma Hills Brewing Company4.513.971-
Hopshackle Historic PorterHopshackle Brewery Ltd.4.803.871-
Porter LorraineBrasserie Lorraine S.A.5.001.941-
Matt PorterDenali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant ? 4.251-
Oatmeal PorterThe Ruddy Duck Brewery And Grill6.102.631-
PingoraLander Brewing Company ? 3.731-
Maldita Robust PorterFaustino – Microcervejeira, Lda.6.502.251-
Victorian PorterC.H. Evans Brewing Company7.604.111-
Niigata PorterNiigata Beer Co.4.503.681-
Cherry PorterGiessener Brauhaus4.803.461-
Canary In A Coal MineE.J. Phair Brewing Company5.703.331-
Lambeth WalkBy The Horns5.103.731-
Coil Oil (for Barnsley Beer Company)Wentworth Brewery Limited3.903.911-
El YunqueFabrica de Cerveza Kettal4.803.351-
Magna PorterBeer Lounge Microcervecería8.001.871-
London PorterRed Squirrel Brewery5.004.111-
Suitsu PorterÕllenaut OÜ5.403.751-
London VelvetThomas Hardy Burtonwood Limited5.002.941-
RailwaymanBirbeck's Brewing Company5.503.211-
1600s PorterSmall Town Brewery ? 3.981-
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