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This longstanding style can be traced back to the working class of the 1700s and its popularity with street and river porters. A porter is dark in color with flavors of chocolate, light coffee, nut and caramel. Porters are less roasty and espresso-like than stouts, but have deeper cocoa flavors than brown ales. Porters are a great beer to have with a wide variety of foods, and a favorite among many craft brewers and their fans.

  • American Imperial Porter

    Definitively American, the imperial porter should have no roasted barley flavors or strong burnt/black...

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    American Imperial Porter

  • Baltic-Style Porter

    The Baltic-style Porter is a smooth, cold-fermented and cold-lagered beer brewed with lager yeast. Because...

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    Baltic-Style Porter

  • English-Style Brown Porter

    The English-style brown porter has no roasted barley or strong burnt/black malt character. Low to medium...

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    English-Style Brown Porter

  • Robust Porter

    The Robust Porter features more bitter and roasted malt flavor than a brown porter, but not quite as...

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    Robust Porter

  • Smoke Porter

    Typically the base for the smoke porter beer style is a robust porter that is given smoky depth thanks...

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    Smoke Porter