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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
Propeller London Style PorterPropeller Brewery5.003.8984-
Pro-Am PorterWormtown Brewing Co.6.804.2483-
Naval College Old PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited8.004.2281-
Labatt Brewers Collection PorterLabatt Brewing Company Ltd.5.002.780-
Black Duck PorterGreenport Harbor Brewing Company4.704.0878-
Pigs Ass PorterHarvest Moon Brewery ? 3.8273-
Hambleton Nightmare (Extra Stout Porter)Hambleton Ales5.003.9573-
Ybor Gold Gaspars PorterFlorida Beer Company5.203.426863
ElementalRenaissance Brewing6.003.967-
Raspberry PorterTree Brewing5.003.6662-
Shoo-Fly Pie PorterLancaster Brewing Company6.203.7161-
Midnight PorterSebago Brewing Company5.003.5759-
St. Peter's Honey PorterSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd5.103.1956-
Funnel BlowerBox Steam Brewery4.503.7656-
Blackstone PorterDriftwood Brewery5.104.1155-
Black Creek PorterBlack Creek Historic Brewery5.003.1955-
Pay The FerrymanLos Muertos Brewing5.003.4253-
Innis & Gunn Winter Treacle Porter Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn7.403.4152-
Querkus Smoked Oaked PorterRidgeway Brewing5.803.6549-
Ost PorterRogness Brewing Company5.703.8746-
Bourbon Barrel PorterShawneeCraft Brewing Company8.003.945-
London PorterPaddock Wood Brewing Co.5.303.7740-
Gulf PorterLazy Magnolia Brewing Company6.003.7940-
Coconut PorterGreat Crescent Brewery5.603.4940-
Dark LordGeorge Bateman and Son Ltd. / Batemans Brewery5.003.5439-
Backyard PorterFountain Square Brewing Co.5.003.5939-
Spy PorterTree Brewing5.003.8237-
Hambleton Nightmare (Yorkshire Porter)Hambleton Ales5.003.6937-
Export India PorterThe Kernel Brewery6.303.9837-
Burton PorterBurton Bridge Brewery4.503.3437-
White Horse PorterSelin's Grove Brewing Company5.503.8936-
Harveys Tom Paine Original Old PorterHarvey & Son Ltd.4.803.8434-
Master ThiefGrimm Brothers Brewhouse6.703.9433-
Busted Knuckle AleBig Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company7.203.7333-
Strong PorterSix Row Brewing Company5.203.7729-
Russell Black Death PorterRussell Brewing Company6.503.6829-
General Washington's Tavern Porter (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Yards Brewing Co. ? 4.0529-
Chocolate Cherry PorterThe Tin Whistle Brewing Company5.503.429-
Pioneer PorterFredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc.5.303.6626-
Harveys PorterHarvey & Son Ltd.4.803.7526-
Driven SnowLeech Lake Brewing Company6.503.5526-
Black Prince PorterEnglish Ales Brewery5.003.6426-
Big Chimney PorterMad Fox Brewing Company6.003.9626-
Hamer & SikkelBrouwerij De Molen5.203.6425-
Chocolate Hazelnut PorterRapp Brewing Company8.004.2825-
Carnegie Special 175th Anniversary PorterCarlsberg Sverige AB8.803.8725-
Boxcar PorterTighthead Brewing Company6.903.7825-
Wee GeneRevolution Brewing Company4.703.8124-
PorterHuisbrouwerij Klein Duimpje5.503.3324-
Cache La PorterPateros Creek Brewing Co.5.003.6924-
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