Named for the workers of Central London,
early porters were a blend of three styles.
In the brew was old ale, new ale and a mild ale.
The Porter Beer was brought back in popularity in
the 1970’s and 80’s mainly by home brewers
and microbreweries. 

The Porters of today are usually
made using a pale malt base with black malt,
crystal, chocolate or smoked brown malt.
Porters generally have a moderate hop
bitterness. It’s a complex and interesting beer.

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