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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Style Examples - 651 to 700 (out of 1314) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Old Gregg (Rum Barrel-Aged)Ethereal Brewing8.504.142-
Cherry Vanilla PorterCapitol City Brewing Company ? 4.112-
Dark Horse Black BeerThe Mussel Inn4.003.272-
Invisible Bikini PorterMONYO Brewing Co.5.503.292-
Hand Truck PorterCrannóg Ales ? 4.442-
NewPorterWooden Cask Brewing Company5.003.662-
New London PorterThree Rivers Eatery And Brewhouse5.203.932-
Humpty Dumpty PorterHumpty Dumpty Brewing Company5.403.752-
Export India Porter Bramling CrossThe Kernel Brewery5.804.132-
Red Duck Sexy ThingPurrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)6.703.942-
Big Baby PorterBad Beat Brewing9.704.332-
Barrel Aged Plum PorterThrowback Brewery6.504.562-
Tesco Finest Traditional PorterHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.6.004.382-
Munton Chuck PorterFranklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store5.703.632-
PorterFlat Branch Pub & Brewery5.403.242-
Arcadia Barrel Aged London PorterArcadia Brewing Company7.603.592-
Knight PorterWhitewater Brewing Co5.004.22-
London PorterMishap Brewing Company5.403.882-
Wood Panel PorterDutch Girl Brewery4.904.362-
Hopshackle Historic PorterHopshackle Brewery Ltd.4.803.82-
Porter LorraineBrasserie Lorraine S.A.5.002.072-
PingoraLander Brewing Company ? 3.632-
Gate KeeperUnruly Brewing Co.6.502.882-
Victorian PorterC.H. Evans Brewing Company7.604.042-
Shot In The DarkCAP Brewery5.503.652-
Nitro PorterGlacier Brewhouse6.304.292-
The Beer Flood PorterVictory Art Brew6.603.132-
Smoked PorterHowling Hops5.203.712-
London PorterRed Squirrel Brewery5.004.092-
Wensleydale PorterWensleydale Brewery Ltd6.602.972-
Brown PorterPopuluxe Brewing6.003.552-
London PorterWig And Pen5.203.612-
1600s PorterSmall Town Brewery ? 3.782-
3: PorterThe Exchange Brewery5.303.742-
Stoke Recognition Bill PeckMcCashin's Brewery4.803.52-
Old HagWincle Beer Company Limited5.204.52-
Le Phallus PorterVet & Lazy6.803.352-
Bosch PorterPrivatbrauerei Bosch GmbH & Co. KG5.304.152-
Salted Caramel Porteravenues Proper ? 3.392-
English PorterR' Noggin Brewing Co ? 3.652-
Telford PorterConwy Brewery5.603.82-
Fano JulebrygFanø Bryghus7.503.382-
NegraLes Clandestines5.003.642-
Wooha PorterWooha Brewing Company5.003.72-
BailandoD9 Brewing Company6.003.782-
Muerte4 Jinetes Del Apocalipsis5.803.672-
Bittersweet Marriage Chocolate PorterGarden Grove Brewing Company5.803.832-
Big Lost PorterSun Valley Brewing Company5.503.332-
NubiaBirrificio L'Orso Verde6.503.322-
Barrel Aged Imperial PorterRoundabout Brewery10.004.092-
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