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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 962) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Pigs Ass PorterHarvest Moon Brewery ? 3.83107-
Sleeman Fine Porter (68*)Sleeman Breweries Ltd.5.503.0610570
Thomas Creek Pump House PorterThomas Creek Brewery6.203.6810390
Peanut Butter Cup PorterKarl Strauss Brewing Company5.603.41102-
Pro-Am PorterWormtown Brewery6.804.17101-
Chocolate PorterLegend Brewing Co.5.903.6299-
Propeller London Style PorterPropeller Brewery5.003.995-
ElementalRenaissance Brewing6.003.9794-
Busted Knuckle AleBig Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company7.203.69286
Labatt Brewers Collection PorterLabatt Brewing Company Ltd.5.002.7387-
Hambleton Nightmare (Extra Stout Porter)Hambleton Ales5.003.9177-
Blackstone PorterDriftwood Brewery5.104.0676-
St. Peter's Honey PorterSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd5.103.1873-
Backyard PorterFountain Square Brewing Co.5.003.6871-
Export India PorterThe Kernel Brewery6.303.8971-
Ybor Gold Gaspars PorterFlorida Beer Company5.203.447163
Funnel BlowerBox Steam Brewery4.503.7371-
Innis & Gunn Winter Treacle Porter Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn7.403.4170-
Double DeckerBrew Bus Brewing6.503.8369-
Black Creek PorterBlack Creek Historic Brewery5.003.2167-
Working Man's PorterHenniker Brewing Co.5.203.886788
Ost PorterRogness Brewing Company5.703.826786
Raspberry PorterTree Brewing5.003.6566-
Polka King PorterDoor County Brewing Co.5.303.5265-
Midnight PorterSebago Brewing Company5.003.5962-
Hamer & SikkelBrouwerij De Molen5.203.7860-
Master ThiefGrimm Brothers Brewhouse6.704.0359-
Querkus Smoked Oaked PorterRidgeway Brewing5.803.5958-
Bourbon Barrel PorterShawneeCraft Brewing Company8.003.7858-
Coconut PorterGreat Crescent Brewery5.603.6456-
General Washington's Tavern Porter (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Yards Brewing Co.7.003.8555-
Honey PorterCape May Brewing Company5.503.955488
Dublin PorterGuinness Ltd.3.803.3254-
Sugar Plum Winter PorterCigar City Brewing ? 3.5852-
West Indies PorterGuinness Ltd.6.003.6549-
Batch #1 PorterCellarmaker Brewing Co.4.004.0448-
Boxcar PorterTighthead Brewing Company6.903.9548-
10w PorterFree Will Brewing Co.4.503.8547-
London PorterPaddock Wood Brewing Co.5.303.7946-
Harwood MythUrban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten5.303.5946-
Chocolate Hazelnut PorterRapp Brewing Company8.004.3445-
Hambleton Nightmare (Yorkshire Porter)Hambleton Ales5.003.7544-
Pioneer PorterFredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc.5.303.744-
961 Porter961 Beer5.603.5344-
Russell Black Death PorterRussell Brewing Company6.503.6944-
Dark LordGeorge Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery5.003.5442-
Gulf PorterLazy Magnolia Brewing Company6.003.7941-
Old Tom PorterPiney River Brewing Co.5.503.8438-
White Horse PorterSelin's Grove Brewing Company5.503.8838-
Burton PorterBurton Bridge Brewery4.503.3938-
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