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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 - 51 to 100 (out of 1110) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Saranac Maple PorterMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.303.59118-
James Squire PorterMalt Shovel Brewery5.003.54113-
Naval College Old PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited8.004.18112-
Genesee Salted Caramel Chocolate PorterGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.6.504.03111-
Dublin PorterGuinness Ltd.3.803.4110-
Brown's Whiskey PorterBrown's Brewing Company5.754.03109-
West Indies PorterGuinness Ltd.6.003.73109-
Busted Knuckle AleBig Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company7.203.6710986
Schlafly PorterThe Schlafly Tap Room5.403.55107-
Sleeman Fine Porter (68*)Sleeman Breweries Ltd.5.503.0610670
Thomas Creek Pump House PorterThomas Creek Brewery6.203.6810590
Pro-Am PorterWormtown Brewery6.804.17102-
Chocolate PorterLegend Brewing Co.5.903.61102-
Propeller London Style PorterPropeller Brewery5.003.999-
ElementalRenaissance Brewing6.003.9899-
Blackstone PorterDriftwood Brewery5.104.0593-
Labatt Brewers Collection PorterLabatt Brewing Company Ltd.5.002.7387-
Double Decker English-Style PorterBrew Bus Brewing6.503.8183-
Export India PorterThe Kernel Brewery6.303.9181-
St. Peter's Honey PorterSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd5.103.279-
Working Man's PorterHenniker Brewing Co.5.203.877988
Polka King PorterDoor County Brewing Co.5.303.5278-
Backyard PorterFountain Square Brewing Co.5.003.6877-
Hambleton Nightmare (Extra Stout Porter)Hambleton Ales5.003.9177-
Innis & Gunn Winter Treacle Porter Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn7.403.4171-
Ybor Gold Gaspars PorterFlorida Beer Company5.203.447163
Funnel BlowerBox Steam Brewery4.503.7371-
Hamer & SikkelBrouwerij De Molen5.203.8269-
Ost PorterRogness Brewing Company5.703.826886
Black Creek PorterBlack Creek Historic Brewery5.003.2167-
Master ThiefGrimm Brothers Brewhouse6.704.0166-
Raspberry PorterTree Brewing5.003.6566-
Midnight PorterSebago Brewing Company5.003.5962-
Honey PorterCape May Brewing Company5.503.956188
Bourbon Barrel PorterShawneeCraft Brewing Company8.003.7860-
General Washington's Tavern Porter (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Yards Brewing Co.7.003.8559-
Querkus Smoked Oaked PorterRidgeway Brewing5.803.5958-
Coconut PorterGreat Crescent Brewery5.603.6456-
Sugar Plum Winter PorterCigar City Brewing7.003.5955-
Harwood MythUrban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten5.303.5654-
Boxcar PorterTighthead Brewing Company6.903.9653-
Stranger Than FictionCollective Arts Brewing5.504.0353-
Batch #1 PorterCellarmaker Brewing Co.4.004.0449-
10w PorterFree Will Brewing Co.4.503.8548-
961 Porter961 Beer5.603.5348-
London PorterPaddock Wood Brewing Co.5.303.7947-
Pioneer PorterFredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc.5.303.7146-
Russell Black Death PorterRussell Brewing Company6.503.6846-
Yorkshire PorterQueen City Brewery5.003.3645-
Chocolate Hazelnut PorterRapp Brewing Company8.004.3445-
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