Sometimes considered the fuel of the industrial revolution, porter is dark and hearty, and an incredible compliment to a host of rich foods from filet mignon to molten chocolate cake.
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History: Porter emerged in the 1710s in England and was first served as an “Entire” – a blend of various dark beers from a local brewery. This style became quite popular among the shipyard porters, hence the name porter, and eventually evolved into the “extra-stout” porter.
Food: Porter is an excellent accompaniment to shellfish, particularly steamed oysters and clams. Robust porter and Baltic porter pairs extremely well with chocolate and cream based desserts.
Recommended Glassware: Mug or Stein or Goblet
Original Gravity (OG): 1.040 – 1.085
Final Gravity (FG): 1.006 – 1.022
Alcohol Content (ABV): 4.5 – 9.0%
Bitterness (IBU): 20 – 40
Color (SRM): 20 – 45º L
Ideal Serving Temperature: 42 – 56º F