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
Stranger Than FictionCollective Arts Brewing5.504.03142-
Old Slug PorterRCH Brewery4.503.76135-
Peanut Butter Cup PorterKarl Strauss Brewing Company5.603.43130-
Busted Knuckle AleBig Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company7.203.6912986
Pigs Ass PorterHarvest Moon Brewery5.703.83128-
Anvil PorterFrench Broad Brewing Co.6.003.71126-
Naval College Old PorterMeantime Brewing Company Limited8.004.18119-
James Squire PorterMalt Shovel Brewery5.003.54118-
Saranac Maple PorterMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.303.59118-
Double Decker English-Style PorterBrew Bus Brewing6.503.79111-
Brown's Whiskey PorterBrown's Brewing Company5.754.03111-
Schlafly PorterThe Schlafly Tap Room5.403.55107-
Thomas Creek Pump House PorterThomas Creek Brewery6.203.6710790
Sleeman Fine Porter (68*)Sleeman Breweries Ltd.5.503.0710770
Blackstone PorterDriftwood Brewery6.004.02105-
Chocolate PorterLegend Brewing Co.5.903.62104-
Pro-Am PorterWormtown Brewery6.804.17102-
ElementalRenaissance Brewing6.003.98102-
Propeller London Style PorterPropeller Brewery5.003.9101-
Working Man's PorterHenniker Brewing Co.5.203.939688
Export India PorterThe Kernel Brewery6.303.9292-
FionnAngry Chair Brewing10.204.389-
Polka King PorterDoor County Brewing Co.5.303.5888-
Labatt Brewers Collection PorterLabatt Brewing Company Ltd.5.002.7387-
General Washington's Tavern Porter (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Yards Brewing Co.7.003.9483-
St. Peter's Honey PorterSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd5.103.281-
Hamer & SikkelBrouwerij De Molen5.203.8878-
Backyard PorterFountain Square Brewing Co.5.003.6877-
Hambleton Nightmare (Extra Stout Porter)Hambleton Ales5.003.9177-
Trooper Red 'n' Black PorterRobinsons Family Brewers6.803.6773-
Honey PorterCape May Brewing Company5.503.837388
Funnel BlowerBox Steam Brewery4.503.7372-
Innis & Gunn Winter Treacle Porter Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn7.403.4171-
Ybor Gold Gaspars PorterFlorida Beer Company5.203.447163
Master ThiefGrimm Brothers Brewhouse6.704.0270-
Wild Turkey BBA Salted Caramel PorterAnderson Valley Brewing Company6.003.7670-
Black Creek PorterBlack Creek Historic Brewery5.003.2168-
Ost PorterRogness Brewing Company5.703.826886
Raspberry PorterTree Brewing5.003.6566-
Yorkshire PorterQueen City Brewery5.003.4264-
Midnight PorterSebago Brewing Company5.003.5963-
Bourbon Barrel PorterShawneeCraft Brewing Company8.003.7763-
Querkus Smoked Oaked PorterRidgeway Brewing5.803.6160-
Sugar Plum Winter PorterCigar City Brewing7.003.5958-
Harwood MythUrban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten5.303.5557-
Coconut PorterGreat Crescent Brewery5.603.6456-
Boxcar PorterTighthead Brewing Company6.903.9656-
Peck's PorterTapistry Brewing6.504.256-
Chapter LXXIV: Taming The Devil's CompanionInsight Brewing5.30456-
961 Porter961 Beer5.603.5854-
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