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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
Pigs Ass PorterHarvest Moon Brewery ? 3.896-
Pay The FerrymanLos Muertos Brewing5.003.594-
Propeller London Style PorterPropeller Brewery5.003.8892-
Naval College Old PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited8.004.1992-
Labatt Brewers Collection PorterLabatt Brewing Company Ltd.5.002.7386-
ElementalRenaissance Brewing6.003.8886-
Hambleton Nightmare (Extra Stout Porter)Hambleton Ales5.003.9277-
Ybor Gold Gaspars PorterFlorida Beer Company5.203.417163
Busted Knuckle AleBig Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company7.203.7871-
St. Peter's Honey PorterSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd5.103.2668-
Innis & Gunn Winter Treacle Porter Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn7.403.4268-
Death By Coconut (Shamrock Brewing Collaboration)Oskar Blues Grill & Brew6.504.136889
Blackstone PorterDriftwood Brewery5.104.1168-
Black Creek PorterBlack Creek Historic Brewery5.003.2167-
Funnel BlowerBox Steam Brewery4.503.7667-
Raspberry PorterTree Brewing5.003.6266-
Ost PorterRogness Brewing Company5.703.86586
Midnight PorterSebago Brewing Company5.003.5862-
Backyard PorterFountain Square Brewing Co.5.003.661-
Export India PorterThe Kernel Brewery6.303.9660-
Querkus Smoked Oaked PorterRidgeway Brewing5.803.6254-
Bourbon Barrel PorterShawneeCraft Brewing Company8.003.9454-
Working Man's PorterHenniker Brewing Co.5.203.95388
Coconut PorterGreat Crescent Brewery5.603.5352-
Master ThiefGrimm Brothers Brewhouse6.703.950-
General Washington's Tavern Porter (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Yards Brewing Co. ? 4.0648-
Double DeckerBrew Bus Brewing6.503.6847-
Polka King PorterDoor County Brewing Co. ? 3.4147-
Deep SixHeavy Seas Beer6.803.944692
Sugar Plum Winter PorterCigar City Brewing ? 3.645-
Hamer & SikkelBrouwerij De Molen5.203.6644-
London PorterPaddock Wood Brewing Co.5.303.843-
Hambleton Nightmare (Yorkshire Porter)Hambleton Ales5.003.7243-
Dark LordGeorge Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery5.003.5342-
Chocolate Hazelnut PorterRapp Brewing Company8.004.2941-
Gulf PorterLazy Magnolia Brewing Company6.003.7941-
Boxcar PorterTighthead Brewing Company6.903.7740-
Russell Black Death PorterRussell Brewing Company6.503.7139-
White Horse PorterSelin's Grove Brewing Company5.503.8838-
Burton PorterBurton Bridge Brewery4.503.3538-
Spy PorterTree Brewing5.003.8237-
961 Porter961 Beer5.603.5736-
PorterSix Row Brewing Company5.203.6936-
Harveys Tom Paine Original Old PorterHarvey & Son Ltd.4.803.8635-
Pioneer PorterFredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc.5.303.5535-
10w PorterFree Will Brewing Co.4.503.8534-
Batch #1 PorterCellarmaker Brewing Co.4.003.9134-
Blacksmith Smoked PorterHighlander Brew Co.6.503.8933-
Old Tom PorterPiney River Brewing Co.5.503.7831-
Chocolate Cherry PorterThe Tin Whistle Brewing Company5.503.431-
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