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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 Ratings > Bros
Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy PorterSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)5.004.153,019100
Fuller's London PorterFuller Smith & Turner PLC5.404.22,59195
Old Engine OilHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.004.11,663100
Death By CoconutOskar Blues Grill & Brew6.504.161,628-
Black Jack PorterLeft Hand Brewing Company6.803.721,34684
Bully! PorterBoulevard Brewing Co.6.003.871,12884
Samuel Adams Honey PorterBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.453.6991385
People's PorterFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub5.803.9834-
General Washington's Tavern PorterYards Brewing Co.7.003.82762-
Mayflower PorterMayflower Brewing Company5.504.11725100
Pot & KettleTrillium Brewing Company7.504.18691100
Coffee PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited6.003.7861287
St. Peter's Old-Style PorterSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd5.103.8460392
Zwet.BeBrouwerij Drie Fonteinen7.003.8514-
London PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited6.504.01456-
Santa's ButtRidgeway Brewing6.003.41453-
Boxcarr Pumpkin PorterStarr Hill Brewery5.203.33440-
Arcadia London PorterArcadia Brewing Company7.003.95435-
Steelhead Scotch PorterMad River Brewing Company6.503.9232894
Green Man PorterGreen Man Brewery6.003.8631789
Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest AleHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.9.004.24314-
Redhook Blackhook PorterRedhook Ale Brewery5.233.5129586
Short's Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter)Short's Brewing Company9.154.18293-
Geary's London PorterD.L. Geary Brewing Company4.203.7629291
Sly Rye PorterYazoo Brewing Company5.703.84291-
Saranac 4059' PorterMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.203.55274-
Original Flag PorterDarwin Brewery Ltd.5.003.85271-
Kennebunkport PorterFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub5.603.27244-
ContorterAle Asylum4.803.76242-
Entire Butt English PorterSalopian Brewing Company Ltd4.803.89223100
Dark Star PorterBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's5.603.63223-
PorterSt. George Brewing Company, The5.004.0121093
Black Duck PorterGreenport Harbor Brewing Company4.703.97208-
Cygnus X-1Flat Earth Brewing Company6.503.8208-
Benchwarmer PorterCooperstown Brewing Company6.303.7620692
Mill Street Vanilla PorterMill Street Brew Pub5.003.6198-
Old GrowlerNethergate Brewery Co. Ltd.5.503.8219790
Deep SixHeavy Seas Beer6.803.8819692
Black WychWychwood Brewery Company Ltd5.003.68187-
Shipyard Longfellow Winter AleShipyard Brewing Co.5.803.86184100
Rickard's DarkMolson Coors Canada4.802.98182-
Duke Of WinshipMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.6.503.87172-
Midnight SunWilliams Brothers Brewing Company5.603.9115890
Longboat Chocolate PorterPhillips Brewing Company5.203.65155-
Shoo-Fly Pie PorterLancaster Brewing Company6.203.72144-
West Indies PorterGuinness Ltd.6.003.76143-
Dublin PorterGuinness Ltd.3.803.44137-
Old Slug PorterRCH Brewery4.503.77134-
Peanut Butter Cup PorterKarl Strauss Brewing Company5.603.43128-
Pigs Ass PorterHarvest Moon Brewery5.703.83125-
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