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Porter

Craft Brewed Robust Porters and Brown Porters

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Fullers London Porter

 

 

Porter beers can be rich, robust, chocolaty, roasty, creamy, and smooth. They vary by brewer in character and can range from 5-8% ABV.

Porter beers are brewed with dark malts including black patent, brown, dark crystal, and roasted barley. Roasted character is generally lower than what is found in craft brewed Stouts.

Robust Porters are the most common type brewed, with bold flavors and bitterness which can range above Pale Ales. English Style Brown Porters are milder with less hop character, but can still have lots of dark malt character.

Rated A, Fantastic, The Best Porters

(512) Brewing Pecan Porter (6.5%) | Brewed with locally grown pecans | Austin, TX

 

Cigar City Jose Marti American Porter (8%, 65 IBUs) | Robust dark malt and hop flavors | Tampa, FL

 

Founders Porter (6.5%, 45 IBUs) | Available year-round | Grand Rapids, MI

 

Fuller’s London Porter (5.4%) | Smooth, creamy, and chocolaty English Porter | London, UK

 

Left Hand BlackJack Porter (6.8%) | Flavors of espresso and dark chocolate | Longmont, CO

 

Old Market Pub & Brewery Pacific Porter (6.8%, 41 IBUs) | Robust Porter | Portland, OR

 
Rated A-, Great

Bell’s Brewery Porter (5.6%) | Available year-round | Kalamazoo, MI

 

Black Raven Tamerlane Brown Porter (5.8%, 35 IBUs) | English Style Porter | Redmond, WA

 

Cigar City Puppy’s Breath (8%, 40 IBUs) | Tampa, FL

 

Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter (7%) | Seasonal November-April release | Marshall, MI

 

DC Brau Oaked Penn Quarter Porter (5.5%) | Aged in rye whiskey barrels for 6 months | Washington, DC

 

Epic Brewing Blue Law Porter (7%) | Brewed with blackberries and Blue Spruce tips | Salt Lake City, UT 

 

Firestone Walker Walker’s Reserve Porter (5.8%, 45 IBUs) | Paso Robles, CA

 

Hangar 24 Chocolate Porter (8%, 47 IBUs) | Rich, smooth, and chocolaty | Redlands, CA 

 

Maine Beer King Titus (7.5%) | Brewed with Flaked Oats and Columbus hops | Freeport, ME 

 

Sixpoint Gorilla Warfare (7%, 52 IBUs) | Brewed with coffee beans | Brooklyn, NY

 

Slumbrew Porter Square Porter (6.5%, 31 IBUs) | Brewed with eight different malts | Somerville, MA

 

Texas Big Beer Texas Crude (7%, 59 IBUs) | Rich, roasty, and hoppy | Buna, TX

 

Wedge Brewing Community Porter (6.9%) | Flavored with maple syrup and carob | Asheville, NC

 
Rated B+, Very Good

Ballast Point Black Marlin (6%, 45 IBUs) | Robust Porter available year-round | San Diego, CA 

 

Bend Brewing Pinnacle Porter | Bend, OR

 

Block 15 Reporter (5.3%, 20 IBUs) | London Style Brown Porter | Corvallis, OR

 

Coalition Brewing The Loving Cup Maple Porter (5.5%, 38 IBUs) | Brewed with maple syrup | Portland, OR

 

Deschutes Black Butte Porter (5.2%, 30 IBUs) | Bend, Oregon

 

Fat Head’s Prohibition Pauly (6.6%, 44 IBUs) | Seasonal, brewed with six malts | Cleveland, OH

 

Foggy Noggin Christmas Duck Porter (6.6%, 36 IBUs) | Available year-round | Bothell, WA

 

Foothills Brewing People’s Porter (5.8%, 42 IBUs) | Available year-round | Winston-Salem, NC

 

Georgetown GTown Porter (6.2%, 40 IBUs) | Brewed with six malts and oats | Seattle, WA

 

Green Flash Park West Porter (5.8%) | Limited availability at the brewery | San Diego, CA

 

HandBryggeriet Costa Rica (6.5%) | Robust Coffee Porter | Norway 

 

Harpoon El Triunfo Coffee Porter (6%, 28 IBUs) | Brown Porter flavored with coffee | Boston, MA

 

Heretic Brewing Shallow Grave (7%, 33 IBUs) | Available year-roud | Fairfield, CA

 

Highland Brewing Oatmeal Porter (5.9%, 35 IBUs) | Brewed with six malts and oats | Asheville, NC

 

Hill Farmstead Everett (7.5%) | Brewed with Columbus hops | Greensboro, VT

 

Laurelwood Organic Tree Hugger Porter (5.8%, 45 IBUs) | Brewed with organic malts and hops | Portland, OR

 

Lompoc Darkside Porter (6.2%) | Seasonal release Robust Porter | Portland, OR

 

Naked City Pinkerton Porter (5.8%) | English Style Brown Porter | Seattle, WA

 

Odell Cutthroat Porter (5.1%) | English Style Brown Porter available year round | Fort Collins, CO

 

Old Schoolhouse Rendezvous Porter (6%, 30 IBUs) | Fall seasonal release | Winthrop, WA

 

Revolution Eugene Porter (6.8%, 28 IBUs) | Robust Porter with moderate hop bitterness | Chicago, IL 

 

Rogness Brewing Ost Porter (5.7%) | Brewed with seven varieties of malt | Pflugerville, TX

 

Rogue Mocha Porter (5.2%, 54 IBUs) | Brewed with seven varieties of malt | Newport, OR

 

Rushing Duck Beanhead Coffee Porter (5.7%) | Brewed with Guatemalan coffee beans | Chester, NY 

 

Sierra Nevada Porter (5.6%, 32 IBUs) | Available year-round | Chico, CA

 

Smog City Groundwork (6%) | Coffee flavored robust porter | Torrance, CA

 

Southern Tier Porter (5.8%) | Available year round | Lakewood, NY

 

Sun King Chocolate Cake (6.5%, 14 IBUs) | Brown Porter flavored with coffee and chocolate | Indianapolis, IN

 

The Commons Walnut (6%) | Brewed with Belgian yeast and Cascade hops | Portland, OR

 

Three Floyds Alpha Klaus (6%, 38 IBUs) | Seasonal November release | Munster, IN

 

Tyranena Chief Black Hawk Porter (5.8%, 35 IBUs) | Available year round | Lake Mills, WI 

 

Upland Brewing Bad Elmer’s Porter (5%, 20 IBUs) | London Style Brown Porter | Bloomington, IN

 

Wicked Weed Infidel Porter (6.7%, 32 IBUs) | Asheville, NC

 

Yeastie Boys Pot Kettle Black (6%, 50 IBUs) | Robust Porter with smooth flavors | New Zealand

 
Rated B, Good

Alameda Brewing Irvington Porter (5.1%, 35 IBUs) | Portland, OR

 

Almanac Biere de Chocolat (5.5%) | San Francisco, CA

 

Cambridge Brewing Charles River Porter (6%) | Cambridge, MA

 

Cascade Lakes Monkey Face Porter (5%, 34 IBUs) | Redmond, OR

 

Cisco Brewers Moor Porter (5.5%) | Nantucket, MA

 

Drake’s Black Robusto (5.4%, 25 IBUs) | Brewed with Willamette hops | San Leandro, CA

 

Elysian Brewing Perseus Porter (5.4%, 47 IBUs) | Seattle, WA

 

Mac & Jack’s Blackcat Porter (5.5%) | Redmond, WA

 

Portland Brewing Blackwatch (5.3%, 27 IBUs) | Seasonal Winter release | Portland, OR 

 

Real Ale Shade Grown Coffee Porter (5.6%, 40 IBUs) | Brewed with fair trade coffee | Austin, TX

 

Silver City Panther Lake Porter (6%, 35 IBUs) | Brewed with Nugget and Liberty hops | Bremerton, WA

 

Silver Moon SnakeBite Porter (5.5%, 40 IBUs) | English Style Brown Porter | Bend, OR

 

Worthy Pangloss Porter (5.4%, 25 IBUs) | Bend, OR