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 Ratings Bros >
Entire Butt English PorterSalopian Brewing Company Ltd4.803.89226100
Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy PorterSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)5.004.153,072100
Old Engine Oil Black AleHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.004.11,735100
Shipyard Longfellow Winter AleShipyard Brewing Co.5.803.84193100
Mayflower PorterMayflower Brewing Company5.504.11738100
Pot & KettleTrillium Brewing Company7.504.21723100
Fuller's London PorterFuller Smith & Turner PLC5.404.22,64495
Uniontown PorterMad River Brewing Company6.503.9137994
PorterThe St. George Brewing Company5.004.0221293
Deep SixHeavy Seas Beer6.803.8819992
St. Peter's Old-Style PorterSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd5.103.8460492
Benchwarmer PorterCooperstown Brewing Company6.303.7620792
Geary's London PorterD.L. Geary Brewing Company4.203.7629991
Thomas Creek Pump House PorterThomas Creek Brewery6.203.6710890
Midnight SunWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.603.9115990
Old GrowlerNethergate Brewery Co. Ltd.5.503.8219790
Green Man PorterGreen Man Brewery6.003.8733789
Working Man's PorterHenniker Brewing Co.5.203.939688
Honey PorterCape May Brewing Company5.503.837088
Coffee PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited6.003.7861587
Redhook Blackhook PorterRedhook Ale Brewery5.233.5131986
Ost PorterRogness Brewing Company5.703.826886
Busted Knuckle AleBig Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company7.203.6912786
Samuel Adams Honey PorterBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.453.6991385
Black Jack PorterLeft Hand Brewing Company6.803.721,37484
Bully! PorterBoulevard Brewing Co.6.003.871,13484
Sleeman Fine Porter (68*)Sleeman Breweries Ltd.5.503.0710770
Bristlecone Brown PorterRuby Mountain Brewing4.803.592668
Ybor Gold Gaspars PorterFlorida Beer Company5.203.447163
Huys PorterBrouwerij Kraan8.203.51-
Chocolate PorterVarvar Brew4.102.941-
The CanawlerPearl Street Grill And Brewery ? 3.925-
Black BullThe Pied Bull Brewery5.203.91-
Old Man CorneliusIcarus Brewing Company11.00-0-
Sidekick PorterHardywood Park Craft Brewery4.803.4915-
Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest AleHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.9.004.24324-
Mac's PorterHops Hollow4.001.791-
Porter1516 Pub & Craft Brewery / Two Capitals7.0041-
Blue DogRound Town Brewery5.60-0-
Perdido PorterGalveston Island Brewing Company5.803.733-
Hermits LairLazy Beach Brewing4.503.991-
Berkshire BrownTriple Rock Brewery & Alehouse4.8041-
Yorkshire PorterQueen City Brewery5.003.4263-
Black Jack PorterFlack Manor Brewery4.603.422-
7-Grain PorterPartizan Brewery5.603.8311-
BuildersPressure Drop4.603.881-
9 To 5 PorterTomoka Brewery4.803.624-
Pro-Am PorterWormtown Brewery6.804.17102-
Broken CrownGeaghan's Restaurant & Pub4.003.591-
All Night PorterThe Grizzly Paw Brewing Company6.003.642-
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