English Porter

Description:
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 Avg Hads > Bros
Pink Peppercorn PorterWiper & True Brewery5.503.752-
Smoked English PorterThree Magnets Brewing5.604.52-
Poção Da Lua NovaMestre Das Poções6.903.082-
Cohan's PorterDavidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery3.904.332-
Escollo PorterEscollo5.003.742-
Black Penny PorterGrand River Brewery5.504.092-
Devils DykeDownlands Brewery5.003.872-
Darker AlchemyAtom Beers8.004.482-
Morrisons Hedgerow PorterTitanic Brewery4.503.682-
L'Apporteur à La Brett - Bruxellensis (Porter à La Brett)À La Fût6.50-2-
Dashingly DarkDerby Brewing Company4.504.352-
Dr. PorterFreeWheel Brewing Company4.803.52-
FraileSierra Madre Brewing Co.5.204.142-
Deep Dark SecretNorthern Brewing Limited5.204.112-
PorterRådanäs Bryggeri5.703.572-
Chocolate PorterFabbrica della Birra Perugia5.003.422-
Ghost TownThe Cromarty Brewing Company5.803.362-
Mufloni HuurupukkiPanimoravintola Beer Hunter's4.503.22-
Lough Erne PorterInishmacsaint Brewing Company4.203.112-
Cacao XMalmö Brewing Co8.004.052-
BarbastelleOld Chimneys Brewery6.4042-
Big Brown BunnySalt Springs Brewery6.30-2-
Cocoa Salty PorterBrasserie Du Mont Salève4.504.052-
London Calling PorterSly Fox Brewing Company4.703.852-
Ole Eagle PorterThe Grumpy Troll Restaurant and Brewery6.003.792-
Panorama PorterSky High Brewing5.803.472-
Sugar Shack Samoa PorterStrangeways Brewing7.00-2-
Cherry Vanilla PorterCapitol City Brewing Company ? 4.112-
Dark Horse Black BeerThe Mussel Inn4.003.272-
The Great HambinoRiver's Edge Brewing Co6.003.732-
Hand Truck PorterCrannóg Ales ? 4.442-
New London PorterThree Rivers Eatery And Brewhouse5.203.932-
Humpty Dumpty PorterHumpty Dumpty Brewing Company5.403.752-
Export India Porter Bramling CrossThe Kernel Brewery5.804.132-
Red Duck Sexy ThingPurrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)6.703.942-
Leather (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Idle Hands Craft Ales8.004.292-
Tesco Finest Traditional PorterHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.004.382-
Munton Chuck PorterFranklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store5.703.632-
PorterFlat Branch Pub & Brewery5.403.242-
Arcadia Barrel Aged London PorterArcadia Brewing Company7.603.592-
Knight PorterWhitewater Brewing Co5.004.22-
London PorterClear Creek Brewing Company5.403.882-
Wood Panel PorterDutch Girl Brewery4.904.362-
Hopshackle Historic PorterHopshackle Brewery Ltd.4.803.82-
PingoraLander Brewing Company ? 3.632-
Gate KeeperUnruly Brewing Co.6.502.882-
Dark AlchemyAtom Beers4.904.142-
Victorian PorterC.H. Evans Brewing Company7.604.042-
Shot In The DarkCAP Brewery5.503.652-
Nitro PorterGlacier Brewhouse6.30-2-
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