Porter beer first garnered its name from the river and train porters of London in the 1700′s who had acquired a taste for the dark roasted barley malts used in brewing this ale. Porters nearly became extinct but have been revived in recent years, particularly in North America. Porters range from brown to black in colour. Porter beer is also often referred to as stout but a true porter beer on todays market tends to have a bit of a sweeter flavor and also be a little lower in alcohol content then its stout cousins.
Our pick – Mayflower Porter, Plymouth MA