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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High Pressure Vanilla PorterThe Industrial Revolution Brewing Company6.0015
TB's Robust PorterRustic Road Brewing Company6.5015
1856 Crimean PorterZebulon Artisan Ales6.0015
1856 East India PorterZebulon Artisan Ales6.2015
RevengeKelly's Mountain Brew4.5015
Vanilla the HunSeminar Brewing6.0024.92
Black BeltIcicle Brewing Company8.5014.85
Mocha PorterIron Springs Pub & Brewery6.0014.84
OI ! PorterHermiston Brewing Co.6.5014.83
No. 05 English PorterGella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co.5.9014.81
Nutcase Peanut Butter PorterTriple Digit Brewing Co. ? 14.81
FirestarterFat Bottom Brewing ? 14.8
Dark ForestGenys Brewing Co.8.6014.79
Buoy PorterBuoy Beer Company5.1014.75
Whiskey PorterBlind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant ? 14.75
Port Side PorterBeerbliotek7.7014.67
Hand Truck PorterCrannóg Ales ? 24.65
Neon Knights1840 Brewing Company11.3024.63
London CallingDuck Foot Brewing Co.9.0014.61
FoxcrowCommonhouse Aleworks6.0034.57
McKenna's Reprise PorterThe Marble Arch4.5014.53
London DungeonShaidzon Beer Co6.0034.53
Stilton PorterBrewster's Brewing Co Ltd5.0014.52
Smoked English PorterThree Magnets Brewing5.6024.5
Resting Brunch Face Breakfast PorterBlock Three Brewing Co.4.5014.5
Old HagWincle Beer Company Limited5.2024.5
Marshmallow Union Jack PorterJ. Wakefield Brewing7.0074.5
Raspberry & Chocolate Imperial PorterFourpure Brewing Co.7.4014.5
Boqueron Coffee PorterBoquerón Brewing Co.5.8014.5
SportteriBruuveri8.6014.5
Northern Monk Patrons Project 10.01 Muscovado and Oak PorterNorthern Monk Brew Co.5.2014.49
10l09 Coffee Porter - BeyeneBrew By Numbers6.0014.46
Three Threads PorterNashville Brewing Co5.8014.45
BrazilianColchester Brewery4.6034.43
Bourbon Barrel Aged Rickshaw Rye PorterRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery7.0014.4
Choc-A-Block Coco ChocArbor Ales6.0014.39
Mrs. Simpson's ThrillerBrown Cow Brewery5.1014.39
YamaMoonzen Brewery8.0024.39
Peterloo : Wood CaskBeer Nouveau4.0014.38
Raven Brewhemian Cream PorterPivovar Raven6.3024.38
Polar Vortex Vanilla Bean PorterRoyal City Brewing Co.5.0014.37
Zed's On The Liffey - Dublin PorterZed's Beer / Bado Brewing4.0014.36
Dybuk Laphroaig Barrel AgedBrowar Golem6.5014.35
Cinna-Fionn French ToastAngry Chair Brewing10.4094.35
India Export PorterFarmageddon Brewing Co-op5.2054.35
FionnAngry Chair Brewing10.20954.34
Casked Condition PorterRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.0024.33
Randy's Panhead PorterThe Ship Inn ? 44.32
Under PressureMeddlesome Brewing Company4.4014.32
FiresideIlkley Brewery Co.4.2014.32
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