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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 - 651 to 700 (out of 803) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Anker PorterNibe Bryghus7.003.591-
West Coast PorterWest Coast Brewery ? 41-
London India PorterFreehouse Brewery6.0041-
Black KnightGoff's Brewery Ltd.5.302.541-
Gunners PorterHop Stuff Brewery7.403.631-
Billabong PorterBillabong Brewery4.903.871-
La TestardaBirra Amiata5.003.131-
Off Kilter PorterOffbeat Brewery4.304.041-
Black SantaGreat Heck Brewing Company Ltd.5.403.711-
Phase TransitionEmpirical Brewery7.504.121-
Fuldmægtig SkafteWarwick Bryghus Aps6.502.561-
Cambridge CallingCambridge Brewing Company4.7051-
Kaffe Chili PorterDet Lille Bryggeri5.5021-
Summer PorterArbor Ales5.003.931-
Dockside DarkGloucester Brewery5.203.881-
London PorterFaultline Brewing Company6.003.421-
Mrs. Simpson's ThrillerBrown Cow Brewery5.104.391-
Red Duck Porter, Dark London AlePurrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)6.0041-
Old Engine Oil - Calvados Barrel Aged (Zymatore Project)Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.002.721-
Black BoarCountry Life Brewery5.003.251-
Mild EntireBrewery Becker5.502.011-
1891 Honey PorterPumphouse Bar5.003.821-
Piltri Porter RobustCerveceria Artesanal Piltri8.003.211-
Grauballe Sort Sol ØkologiskGrauballe Bryghus - Gaardbryggeriet6.503.461-
Stonewall's Stogies Smoked PorterBarley and Hops Grill & Microbrewery6.004.161-
Edwins Ruby PorterGreat Western Brewing Co.5.203.641-
Old Sullivan PorterBig Ridge Brewing Co.4.802.811-
Harry PorterSix Bells4.903.91-
Ruby PorterBrodie's3.802.451-
Coffee Infusion PorterKinetic Brewing Company3.833.831-
No 11 Black IPAHastings Brewery5.404.251-
Hell's Holler PorterGrumpy Old Men Brewing6.503.751-
Archives 1804 TChuckAlek Independent Brewers2.803.751-
SaslongBirrificio F.lli Trami5.602.941-
SciliporterBirrificio Dada ? 2.311-
HaDubim Hatzot Dark PorterHaDubim5.003.51-
Festive Fruit AleMonteith's Brewing Co.5.003.151-
Porter FuméeHopfenstark5.003.51-
B. MambaBirrificio Del Lago5.503.531-
Robust PorterLuckie Ales6.304.231-
Speight's PorterNew Zealand Breweries Limited ? 3.751-
Irish PorterBuster's Brew Pub ? 2.131-
FAT Rye PorterRock & Run Brewery and Pub9.104.751-
Buoy PorterBuoy Beer Company5.104.751-
East Indian PorterPikes Peak Brewing Company ? 3.421-
Black BeltIcicle Brewing Company8.504.851-
Collaboration Java PorterLafayette Brewing Co. ? 3.781-
Reve De Londres Belgian PorterSpinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouse6.003.731-
Popaire Tinta De PopPopaire5.003.731-
British Black AleValholl Brewing Co. LLC5.804.51-
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