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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 940) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Pro-Am PorterWormtown Brewery6.804.241-
Schlafly PorterThe Schlafly Tap Room5.403.5439-
Ybor Gold Gaspars PorterFlorida Beer Company5.203.473863
Pigs Ass PorterHarvest Moon Brewery ? 3.8837-
Midnight PorterSebago Brewing Company5.003.637-
Raspberry PorterTree Brewing5.003.6737-
Black Duck PorterGreenport Harbor Brewing Company4.704.0136-
St. Peter's Honey PorterSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd5.103.0836-
Death By CoconutOskar Blues Grill & Brew6.504.0836-
Burton PorterBurton Bridge Brewery4.503.3336-
Deep SixHeavy Seas Beer6.803.923692
Anvil PorterFrench Broad Brewing Co.6.003.7235-
Querkus Smoked Oaked PorterRidgeway Brewing5.803.5733-
Dark LordGeorge Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery5.003.5632-
London PorterPaddock Wood Brewing Co.5.303.7631-
Funnel BlowerBox Steam Brewery4.503.7231-
Harveys Tom Paine Original Old PorterHarvey & Son Ltd.4.803.8730-
Spy PorterTree Brewing5.003.8430-
Blackstone PorterDriftwood Brewery5.104.0529-
Naval College Old PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited8.004.2728-
Shoo-Fly Pie PorterLancaster Brewing Company6.203.727-
Hambleton Nightmare (Yorkshire Porter)Hambleton Ales5.003.7827-
White Horse PorterSelin's Grove Brewing Company5.503.927-
Harveys PorterHarvey & Son Ltd.4.803.7125-
Export India PorterThe Kernel Brewery6.303.8323-
Coconut PorterGreat Crescent Brewery5.603.6522-
Chocolate Cherry PorterThe Tin Whistle Brewing Company5.503.3522-
PorterBrouwerij Klein Duimpje5.503.3321-
Murray's Best Extra PorterMurray's Craft Brewing Co.8.003.8720-
Pay The FerrymanLos Muertos Brewing5.003.6720-
Black Prince PorterEnglish Ales Brewery5.003.5419-
Robust PorterBridge Road Brewers5.203.5719-
Neustadt Big Dog Beaujolais PorterNeustadt Springs Brewery5.503.6418-
Gulf PorterLazy Magnolia Brewing Company6.003.8417-
Big Chimney PorterMad Fox Brewing Company6.00417-
Innis & Gunn Winter Treacle Porter Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn7.403.4117-
London PorterThe Emerson Brewing Company5.003.9717-
Murray's Dark Knight PorterMurray's Craft Brewing Co.4.803.5916-
Russell Black Death PorterRussell Brewing Company6.503.6616-
Busted Knuckle AleBig Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company7.203.781686
Pioneer PorterFredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc.5.303.7615-
Working Man's PorterHenniker Brewing Co.5.203.851588
Bourbon Barrel PorterShawneeCraft Brewing Company8.003.8915-
Master ThiefGrimm Brothers Brewhouse6.704.0915-
Ost PorterRogness Brewing Company5.703.881586
Backyard PorterFountain Square Brewing Co.5.003.6114-
West Indies PorterGuinness Ltd.6.003.5914-
Red Duck PorterPurrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)6.403.4914-
Bristlecone Brown PorterRuby Mountain Brewing4.803.671468
Mr. George's Ruby PorterGeorge Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery5.003.7113-
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