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Porter

Style Family Snapshot

A beer style that was reputedly first brewed in London in 1722 by a man named Harwood as a substitute for a then-popular mix of ale, beer, and two penny beer. It was named for porters and other heavy laborers who could find strength in it to do their work. A very dark, top-fermented beer whose color comes from roasted, unmalted barley. Variations of this style differ in strength and flavor profiles.

Style Family Parameters


Original Gravity (OG):

1.043 - 1.090

Final Gravity (FG):

1.008 - 1.024

Strength (ABV):

4.3 - 9.5

Bitterness (IBU):

20 - 42

Color (SRM):

17 - 32


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Serving These Styles

Suggested serving temperature: 55 - 60 F

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Porter