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 Ratings > Avg
Autumn To AshesWoodland Empire Ale Craft5.2043.63
Grafton PorterGalbraith's Alehouse5.0043.75
Hansa PorterHansa Borg Bryggerier ASA4.6043.51
Cavalier Joe Bourbon PorterTin Cannon Brewing Company7.1743.5
NewPorterWooden Cask Brewing Company5.0043.66
Clocktower The PorterThe Clocktower Brew Pub - Glebe4.5043.44
KachoThornbridge Brewery6.0043.94
Walk On PorterSpringdale Barrel Room4.8043.74
Larch Valley PorterThe Grizzly Paw Brewing Company5.7043.82
Kenmare Irish PorterLittle Island Brewing Company (Kenmare)4.7043.82
VallenatoLa Pirata Cervesa Artesana5.5044.15
PorteresqueAllgates Brewery4.4043.71
Old Shuck PorterNorth Pier Brewing Company5.0044.19
Earl Grey PorterRoyal City Brewing Co.5.0043.89
Blacksmith's PorterTooborac Hotel & Brewery5.4043.5
London PorterThe Filling Station Microbrewery7.4043.88
Total Disorder PorterRam Restaurant & Brewery5.1043.6
Bully PorterGray's Tied House ? 43.63
Mr JackNaparbier Sdad. Coop.6.2044.05
Sweetwater PorterSweetwater Brewing Company4.8043.62
Jolly Saint NibBrothers Craft Brewing5.8043.45
Entire ButtBrewery Becker8.5043.94
London BritchesOak Park Brewing Company / Hamburger Mary’s Show Lounge5.6043.63
Archives 1850 RunnerChuckAlek Independent Brewers6.3043.79
Plum Pudding PorterWiper & True Brewery5.9044.15
IsisForest & Main Brewing Company6.0044.18
Boscos London PorterBoscos Restaurant & Brewing Co. ? 43.84
East India PorterZebulon Artisan Ales5.8043.88
Imperial NibsKereru Brewing Company8.5044.17
Roche NoireBrasserie du Chardon6.0044.12
Nightfall PorterProhibition Brewing Company5.0042.65
1872 Licensing Ale16 Mile Brewing Company8.1043.88
Marks & Spencer Chocolate PorterRobinsons Family Brewers6.0043.82
Peregrine PorterCotleigh Brewery4.4043.64
LvstroBrouwerij Kees9.0043.97
Smoked Rye PorterBrodie's7.3043.89
Curbside PorterAirways Brewing Company5.4044
Cacao-Porter CriolloMalmö Brewing Co8.0042.94
Distorter PorterBlue Canoe Brewery5.5043.91
Pinnacle PorterNaylor's Brewery4.8043.72
Art Of DarknessDark Star Brewing Company Limited3.5044.13
Perdido PorterGalveston Island Brewing Company5.8033.73
Hung, Drawn 'n' PorteredNorth Cotswold Brewery5.0033.62
Bell BoyThe Wild Rover Pub & Brewery5.2033.83
Blackguard PorterButts Brewery Ltd.4.5033.86
Hotel Chocolat Dark Cocoa BeerBrewshed4.7033.47
Coal Train Porter105 West Brewing Company6.1033.76
Randers PorterRaasted & Randers Bryghus A/S6.7032.92
London PorterMonk's Cellar5.7033.85
Penpont PorterPenpont Brewery5.8034.1
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