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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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Name Brewery < ABV Avg Hads Bros
Coal Train Porter105 West Brewing Company6.10-2-
Crowfoot Coffee Porter105 West Brewing Company5.20-2-
1516 Porter1516 Brewing Company ? -1-
1872 Licensing Ale16 Mile Brewing Company8.10-3-
No Stout, Sherlock2kids Brewing Company5.003.751-
Great Pumpkin Porter2nd Story Brewing Co.7.603.693-
Robust Porter3 Monkeys Brewpub6.00-0-
Big Reef3rd Wave Brewing Company5.003.6813-
Muerte4 Jinetes Del Apocalipsis5.80-1-
Asylum Porter42 North Brewing Company6.804.184-
Damson Porter8 Sail Brewery4.503.792-
Victorian Porter8 Sail Brewery5.0031-
Topwater Plug Porter81Bay Brewing5.80-0-
Paradigm Porter8th Street Ale Haus5.20-0-
961 Porter961 Beer5.603.5749-
L’ApporteurÀ La Fût5.603.583-
L'Apporteur à La Brett - Bruxellensis (Porter à La Brett)À La Fût6.50-3-
Possessed PorterAbsolution Brewing Company5.403.518-
Acorn Old Moor PorterAcorn Brewery Of Barnsley4.403.8210-
Jackdaw London PorterAeronaut Brewing Company4.703.9315-
Disponent Fredings StarkporterAhlafors Bryggerier AB6.60-0-
Aiken London PorterAiken Brewing Company6.203.494-
Curbside PorterAirways Brewing Company5.4044-
ContorterAle Asylum4.803.76241-
Brown Porter (small Batch Series #9)AleWerks Brewing Company6.003.824-
PorteresqueAllgates Brewery4.403.714-
SnowbirdAlligator Brewing Company6.00-0-
Kentucky Coal PorterAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.8.5049-
Le MeuxAlluvial Brewing Company6.40-0-
Coconut PorterAlmasty Brewing Co.4.80-0-
Smoked PorterAlmasty Brewing Co.5.70-0-
Batch 129 PorterAltamont Brewing Company6.704.51-
AMA MoraAmarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana9.004.1520-
Victorian PorterAmicas6.00-0-
March Roast PorterAnacortes Brewery & Rockfish Grill4.603.711-
Christmas ChaosAnarchy Brew Co4.5031-
Salted Caramel PorterAnderson Valley Brewing Company6.004.214-
Wild Turkey BBA Salted Caramel PorterAnderson Valley Brewing Company6.003.738-
Porter's PorterAndrews Brewing Company6.503.751-
FionnAngry Chair Brewing10.204.3951-
Cinna-Fionn French ToastAngry Chair Brewing10.40-3-
Fionn W/ Vanilla BeanAngry Chair Brewing10.00-2-
The Table PorterAnspach & Hobday2.803.982-
The Stout PorterAnspach & Hobday8.503.896-
London PorterAphrodite's Rock Brewing Company4.50-0-
MoonrayAquanaut Brewing Company5.703.7512-
Summer PorterArbor Ales5.003.931-
Arcadia London PorterArcadia Brewing Company7.003.95434-
London-Style PorterArcadia Brewing Company7.004.0510-
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