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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Taddy PorterSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)5.003,1434.17
Fuller's London PorterFuller Smith & Turner PLC5.402,7174.19
Death By CoconutOskar Blues Grill & Brew6.501,9494.17
Old Engine Oil Black AleHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.001,7944.14
Black Jack PorterLeft Hand Brewing Company6.801,4053.73
Bully! PorterBoulevard Brewing Co.6.001,1583.78
EugeneRevolution Brewing6.801,1094
Samuel Adams Honey PorterBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.459143.67
People's PorterFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub5.808773.86
General Washington's Tavern PorterYards Brewing Co.7.007973.83
Mayflower PorterMayflower Brewing Company5.507564.17
Coffee PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited6.006173.78
St. Peter's Old-Style PorterSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd5.106153.85
Zwet.BeBrouwerij 3 Fonteinen7.005433.86
Santa's ButtRidgeway Brewing6.004773.4
London PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited6.504604
Arcadia London PorterArcadia Brewing Company7.004473.91
Boxcarr Pumpkin PorterStarr Hill Brewery5.204413.34
Uniontown PorterMad River Brewing Company6.503803.89
Green Man PorterGreen Man Brewery6.003683.84
Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest AleHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.9.003344.23
Redhook Blackhook PorterRedhook Ale Brewery5.233243.53
Short's Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter)Short's Brewing Company9.153124.21
Sly Rye PorterYazoo Brewing Company5.703073.82
Geary's London PorterD.L. Geary Brewing Company4.203053.72
Saranac 4059' PorterMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.203023.58
Original Flag PorterDarwin Brewery Ltd.5.002743.84
Day Of The Dead Beer (Cerveza De Los Muertos) Pay The FerrymanCerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.5.002593.44
Kennebunkport PorterFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub5.602573.25
ContorterAle Asylum4.802503.75
West Indies PorterGuinness Ltd.6.002463.81
Black Duck PorterGreenport Harbor Brewing Company4.702384
Entire Butt English PorterSalopian Brewing Company Ltd4.802313.89
Dublin PorterGuinness Ltd.3.802173.55
PorterThe St. George Brewing Company5.002164
Benchwarmer PorterCooperstown Brewing Company6.302153.72
Cygnus X-1Flat Earth Brewing Company6.502133.79
Nøgne Ø / Terrapin Imperial Rye PorterNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S9.002114.16
Stranger Than FictionCollective Arts Brewing5.502114
Mill Street Vanilla PorterMill Street Brew Pub5.002083.68
Deep SixHeavy Seas Beer6.801993.89
Black WychWychwood Brewery Company Ltd5.001983.7
Old GrowlerNethergate Brewery Co. Ltd.5.501973.82
LongfellowShipyard Brewing Company5.801953.84
Rickard's DarkMolson Coors Canada4.801843.07
Duke Of WinshipMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.501733.86
Shoo-Fly Pie PorterLancaster Brewing Company6.201613.78
Midnight SunWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.601613.91
Longboat Chocolate PorterPhillips Brewing Company5.201583.78
Genesee Salted Caramel Chocolate PorterGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.6.501463.96
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