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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Coal Train Porter105 West Brewing Company6.1033.76
Crowfoot Coffee Porter105 West Brewing Company5.2024.04
Rail & River13 Below Brewery5.4000
Porter13 Below Brewery4.9013.27
1516 Porter1516 Brewing Company ? 13.75
Porter1516 Pub & Craft Brewery / Two Capitals7.0014
1872 Licensing Ale16 Mile Brewing Company8.1043.88
Neon Knights1840 Brewing Company11.3024.63
Bière de Vin1840 Brewing Company11.1514
BO Porter2 Feet Brewing5.8000
No Stout, Sherlock2kids Brewing Company5.0013.75
Great Pumpkin Porter2nd Story Brewing Co.7.6033.24
Porter? I Hardly Know Her3 Keys Brewing & Eatery5.7013.77
Robust Porter3 Monkeys Brewpub6.0000
Big Reef3rd Wave Brewing Company5.00173.63
Muerte4 Jinetes Del Apocalipsis5.8023.67
Asylum Porter42 North Brewing Company6.80123.9
Bullet-Tooth4th Tap Brewing Co-op3.5013.05
The Outfit612 Brew8.1073.5
Damson Porter8 Sail Brewery4.5023.79
Victorian Porter8 Sail Brewery5.0023.13
Topwater Plug Porter81Bay Brewing5.8000
Paradigm Porter8th Street Ale Haus5.2000
961 Porter961 Beer5.60563.57
L’ApporteurÀ La Fût5.6033.75
L'Apporteur à La Brett - Bruxellensis (Porter à La Brett)À La Fût6.5053.61
#BasicAbnormal Beer Company8.2034.13
Possessed PorterAbsolution Brewing Company5.4083.76
Acorn Old Moor PorterAcorn Brewery Of Barnsley4.40113.86
Adnams Sloe PorterAdnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery5.0013.79
Marks And Spencer Flat White PorterAdnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery5.2033.81
Pound CakeAero Plains Brewing7.2013.58
Jackdaw London PorterAeronaut Brewing Company4.70153.72
Disponent Fredings StarkporterAhlafors Bryggerier AB6.6000
Aiken London PorterAiken Brewing Company6.2043.54
Curbside PorterAirways Brewing Company5.4053.92
ContorterAle Asylum4.802503.75
PorterAlibi Ale Works6.0073.92
All Or Nothing Vanilla PorterAll or Nothing Brewhouse6.0013.5
Graham Cracker PorterAllegheny City Brewing6.2013.5
Black GrouseAllendale Brew Company Limited4.0023.64
PorteresqueAllgates Brewery4.4043.71
SnowbirdAlligator Brewing Company6.0000
Kentucky Coal PorterAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.8.5094
Le MeuxAlluvial Brewing Company6.4000
Coconut PorterAlmasty Brewing Co.4.8000
Smoked PorterAlmasty Brewing Co.5.7000
Malt Me BabyAlpha Acid Brewing Co.4.8014.07
FadeAlvarium Beer Company4.1000
AMA MoraAmarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana9.00243.99
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