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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High Pressure Vanilla PorterThe Industrial Revolution Brewing Company6.0015
TB's Robust PorterRustic Road Brewing Company6.5015
RevengeKelly's Mountain Brew4.5015
Black BeltIcicle Brewing Company8.5014.85
Mocha PorterIron Springs Pub & Brewery6.0014.84
OI ! PorterHermiston Brewing Co.6.5014.83
RummelstiltskinFrankenmuth Brewery7.0514.81
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
Buoy PorterBuoy Beer Company5.1014.75
Dandelion & Burdock PorterNorth Riding Brew Pub4.5014.73
Hell's Holler PorterGrumpy Old Men Brewing6.5054.72
Port Side PorterBeerbliotek7.7014.67
Barrel Aged Plum PorterThrowback Brewery6.5024.56
Chocolate PorterBlock 15 Brewery & Restaurant5.5074.56
The Disaster At MeuxLion Bridge Brewing Company6.60194.54
McKenna's Reprise PorterThe Marble Arch4.5014.53
Stilton PorterBrewster's Brewing Co Ltd5.0014.52
Casked Condition PorterRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.0024.52
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
Boqueron Coffee PorterBoquerón Brewing Co.5.8014.5
10l09 Coffee Porter - BeyeneBrew By Numbers6.0014.46
ShipshapeBearded Iris Brewing4.8054.46
Three Threads PorterNashville Brewing Co5.8014.45
Hand Truck PorterCrannóg Ales ? 24.44
BrazilianColchester Brewery4.6034.43
Passarola / Aroeira / Bolina 1/4 EscuroPassarola Brewing11.9014.42
With De Molen Trilogy 2006 Malt Imperial PorterNorthern Monk Brew Co.9.0024.4
Bourbon Barrel Aged Rickshaw Rye PorterRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery7.0014.4
Mrs. Simpson's ThrillerBrown Cow Brewery5.1014.39
YamaMoonzen Brewery8.0024.39
Raven Brewhemian Cream PorterPivovar Raven6.3024.38
Tesco Finest Traditional PorterHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.0024.38
Chocolate MarbleMarble Brewery5.5014.37
India Export PorterFarmageddon Brewing Co-op5.2054.37
Dashingly DarkDerby Brewing Company4.5024.35
Chocolate Hazelnut PorterRapp Brewing Company8.00454.34
Marshmallow Union Jack PorterJ. Wakefield Brewing7.0074.34
Cohan's PorterDavidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery3.9024.33
Dark Side Of The MooOld Dairy Brewery7.0014.32
London PorterYellow Bridge Brewing5.0014.32
1941 Wartime PorterZebulon Artisan Ales4.1024.31
British Black AleValholl Brewing Co. LLC5.8034.31
Chocolate Porter (nitro)Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant5.6034.31
FionnAngry Chair Brewing10.20904.3
Irish PortatoLevante Brewing Company5.6024.3
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