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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 - 501 to 550 (out of 710) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Haagse Harry Pogtah BieahAlien Brewing Company5.503.251-
Black Out XOHappy Valley Brewery4.4041-
BrazilianColchester Brewery4.6051-
Bad KittyBrass Castle Brewery5.503.51-
Pendle PorterMoorhouse's Brewery (Burnley) Ltd5.003.431-
Stockeboda Jakt PorterStockeboda Gård ? 1.21-
Black Horse PorterWhite Horse Brewery Company Limited5.003.851-
Mike's 'Y' Vanilla Coffee PorterMike's Organic Brewery8.0041-
Hunter 'The Trophy' PorterPotters Hotel & Brewery (Hunter Beer Co)5.003.861-
Fuggled PorterSeven Sheds Brewery5.303.781-
Espresso PorterMad Fox Brewing Company6.003.71-
Westindien Coffee PorterWestindien Compagnie6.0041-
Buffalo Brindle PorterFlying Bison Brewing Company5.603.631-
Brains Craft Brewery A-Pork-AlypseSA Brain & Co.4.503.761-
TruncheonSalamander Brewing Company4.804.181-
OscurBraufactuM - Die Internationale Brau-Manufacturen GmbH6.904.051-
Devils DykeDownlands Brewery5.003.51-
House Ales Belgian Porter - BrettbarVolo8.003.71-
Market PorterPortobello Brewery4.603.51-
Trial Brew - London PorterThe Five Points Brewing Company4.803.751-
Kratochwill Temno PivoPivovarna Kratochwill7.904.251-
Robust PorterNashoba Valley Winery ? 41-
7-Grain Farmhouse PorterPartizan Brewery5.703.71-
5-Grain PorterPartizan Brewery5.803.581-
Wild Damson PorterPoppy Land Brewery6.803.751-
Bourbon Barrel Black GoldCountry Boy Brewing ? 3.751-
Köpingshus SwarthStrömsholms Brygghus & Pub4.9031-
Stilton PorterBrewster's Brewing Co Ltd5.004.531-
Pack-It-In Porter ClassicPagosa Brewing Co. ? 3.751-
Chocolate Imperial Old Neighborhood Oatmeal PorterMother Earth Brewing7.803.51-
Vanilla PorterStarkey's Lookout6.504.751-
Blackbeerd PorterBeerd Beers4.8031-
Robustus 6Brauerei S. Riegele5.003.841-
The Hotel PorterMaldon Brewing Co.Ltd4.103.91-
Spot O BotherOld Spot Brewery Ltd5.504.181-
Secret Squirrel PorterWeyermann Brauerei GmbH5.702.51-
Hellish Good Beer - Chilli Plum PorterThe Waen Brewery6.1041-
Ginger PorterRascals Brewing Company4.803.751-
Anastasia's Smoked PorterAscot Ales5.0041-
Vanilla PorterFernandes Brewery Tap5.003.861-
Chocolate PorterFalling Down Beer Co.6.003.731-
Island MonkeysMersea Island Brewery4.504.151-
Zehn Bier PorterZehn Bier5.603.361-
North Star PorterFacer's Brewery4.004.21-
Rebel LionGravel Bottom Craft Brewery & Supply6.3041-
Puddledock PorterWesterham Brewery Company Ltd4.503.351-
The Vader ShuffleTiny Rebel Brewing Co.6.303.461-
Divers PorterMatso's Broome Brewery5.703.481-
Honey Carry My BagDrop-In Brewing Company5.6031-
Pouring PorterFalling Sky Brewing4.504.11-
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