Porter - English

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 states 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 contributing to the rise of today's mega-breweries. Porter saw a comeback in the US during the homebrewing and micro-brewery revolution of the late 1970'’s and early 80'’s and modern-day Porters are typically brewed using a pale malt base with the addition of black malt, crystal, chocolate, or smoked brown malt. While uncommon, roasted malt is occasionally added too. Some brewers will also age their beers after inoculation with live bacteria to create an authentic taste of the past. Hop bitterness is moderate on the whole and the color ranges from brown to black. Overall, English Porters remain very complex and interesting beers.

ABV: 4.5–7.0% | IBU: 20–30 | Glassware: Pint Glass (or Becker, Nonic, Tumbler)

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Taddy Porter
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
5.003,3314.1704-02-2022
London Porter
Fuller's
5.402,8344.1803-06-2022
Samuel Adams Holiday Porter
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
5.802,6003.7102-21-2022
Bully! Porter
Boulevard Brewing Co.
6.001,1873.7801-02-2022
Samuel Adams Honey Porter
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
5.459183.6711-19-2021
People's Porter
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
5.809163.8605-13-2022
Washington's Porter
Yards Brewing Co.
7.008423.8302-26-2022
Porter
Mayflower Brewing Company
5.207974.1605-01-2022
Old-Style Porter
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
5.106333.8503-09-2022
Zwet.Be
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
7.005723.8705-10-2022
Santa's Butt
Ridgeway Brewing
6.005013.401-17-2022
London Porter
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
6.50462406-19-2020
Porter
Green Man Brewery
6.004153.8505-13-2022
Uniontown Porter
Mad River Brewing Company
6.503823.8910-15-2021
Stranger Than Fiction
Collective Arts Brewing
5.503493.9905-09-2022
Blackhook Porter
Redhook Brewlab
5.233273.5311-26-2021
Sly Rye Porter
Yazoo Brewing Company
5.703233.8302-20-2022
Geary's London Porter
D.L. Geary Brewing Company
4.203093.7205-08-2022
Saranac 4059' Porter
Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
5.203073.5905-17-2022
West Indies Porter
Guinness Ltd.
6.002873.8205-11-2022
Black Duck Porter
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
4.702693.9903-25-2022
Contorter
Ale Asylum
4.802523.7406-23-2020
Entire Butt English Porter
Salopian Brewing Company Ltd
4.802343.8908-16-2020
Porter
The St. George Brewing Company
5.002243.9809-13-2021
Dublin Porter
Guinness Ltd.
3.802223.5507-18-2021
Cygnus X-1
St. Paul Brewing
6.502183.810-16-2021
Vanilla Porter
Mill Street Brew Pub
5.002173.6611-05-2021
Benchwarmer Porter
Cooperstown Brewing Company
6.302173.7208-30-2021
Black Wych
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
5.002163.708-30-2021
Old Growler
Nethergate Brewery Co. Ltd.
5.502013.8306-03-2021
Shoo-Fly Pie Porter
Lancaster Brewing Company
6.201893.7804-30-2022
Duke Of Winship
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
6.501783.8704-30-2021
Midnight Sun
Williams Brothers Brewing Company
5.601653.9106-12-2021
Longboat Chocolate Porter
Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.
5.201613.7811-26-2021
Genesee Salted Caramel Chocolate Porter
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
6.501583.9508-16-2020
Peanut Butter Cup Porter
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
5.601473.7302-18-2020
Tommys Porter
Lake Louie Brewery Company
5.701423.8303-12-2022
Old Slug Porter
RCH Brewery
4.501403.7711-20-2021
Pigs Ass Porter
Harvest Moon Brewery
5.701363.812-15-2021
Wild Turkey BBA Salted Caramel Porter
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
6.001253.8106-13-2021
James Squire Porter
Malt Shovel Brewery
5.001243.5406-07-2021
Working Man's Porter
Henniker Brewing Co.
5.201193.9302-05-2022
Blackstone Porter
Driftwood Brewery
6.001184.0801-17-2022
Porter - Whiskey Barrel-Aged
Brown's Brewing Company
5.751134.0507-08-2021
Sleeman Fine Porter (68*)
Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
5.501093.0802-20-2021
Porter
The Schlafly Tap Room
5.401083.5712-30-2020
Polka King Porter
Door County Brewing Co.
5.301063.5406-06-2021
Chocolate Porter
Legend Brewing Co.
5.901053.6205-01-2021
Export India Porter
The Kernel Brewery
6.301003.9803-17-2021
Honey Porter
Cape May Brewing Company
5.50993.8905-08-2022
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