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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 729) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Archives 1804 TChuckAlek Independent Brewers2.803.751-
SaslongBirrificio F.lli Trami5.602.951-
SciliporterBirrificio Dada ? 2.331-
HaDubim Hatzot Dark PorterHaDubim5.003.51-
Festive Fruit AleMonteith's Brewing Co.5.003.131-
Brains Craft Brewery The Shy PorterSA Brain & Co.4.503.341-
Robust PorterLuckie Ales6.304.281-
Speight's PorterNew Zealand Breweries Limited ? 3.781-
Irish PorterBuster's Brew Pub ? 2.051-
S:t Eriks Islay PorterGalatea Spirits6.403.151-
Milk PorterHigh Hops Brewery5.503.51-
Black BeltIcicle Brewing Company8.504.851-
Collaboration Java PorterLafayette Brewing Co. ? 3.81-
Old Man Winter AleRibstone Creek Brewery6.603.811-
Popaire Tinta De PopPopaire5.003.751-
1872 Licensing Ale16 Mile Brewing Company8.103.751-
British Black AleValholl Brewing Co. LLC5.804.51-
House Ales Belgian PorterbarVolo7.803.691-
Amsterdam / Brigid Young "Burning Bridges"Amsterdam Brewing Company ? 2.931-
Ruck & MaulTatton Brewery4.503.51-
Boqueron Coffee PorterBoquerón Brewing Co.5.804.51-
Moon Three ThreadsMoon Cervesa Artesana6.303.731-
Porter CacaoLe Cheval Blanc5.503.631-
Mocha PorterIron Springs Pub & Brewery6.004.851-
Jacobs Porter (for Medicibeers)Bryggeriet Refsvindinge6.201.91-
Marston's Albion PorterMarston's PLC4.803.751-
Isis - CoffeeForest & Main Brewing Company6.004.251-
Brekeriet BrettporterBrekeriet6.404.311-
English PorterThe Defiant Brewing Company ? 4.081-
Ausesken Coffee PorterCerveses Ausesken5.202.751-
Mike's Coffee PorterMike's Organic Brewery8.003.951-
Papua Coffee PorterBarney's Beer5.003.951-
Damson Porter8 Sail Brewery4.503.681-
Waiheke Island OnetangiWaiheke Island Brewery Ltd4.303.331-
Salted Caramel PorterFormer Future Brewing Company5.503.81-
Wooly Mammoth PorterGreat Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Wausau) ? 3.581-
Zierholz PorterZierholz Premium Brewery5.803.331-
Coconut PorterDuckstein Brewery5.004.161-
Plum PorterElgood and Sons Ltd4.503.511-
Tim's PorterThe Ship Inn ? 3.081-
Tetley's Trust PorterCarlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd5.2041-
East City PorterGreat Leap Brewery5.203.651-
Thirsty Crow Robust PorterThirsty Crow5.503.331-
Cumbrian MoorBrewers Union Local 1804.903.881-
Pickled Pig PorterNottingham Road Brewing Company, Rawdon’s Estate5.50-0-
URSA Bombina BluesBieszczadzka Wytwórnia Piwa Ursa Maior6.00-0-
Jahr Of PorterMacLeod Ale Brewing Company ? -0-
Hawaiian ChristmasColumbia River Brewing Co.8.50-0-
The Lytton CaskHealdsburg Beer Company6.49-0-
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