These are the 9 fastest-growing beer styles in the US

6. Porter

Porters —  which unlike their stout counterparts use malted barley — can be something of a marmite to beer drinkers, and suffered from a slightly negative reputation before the rise of craft beer, but with more and more independent brewers experimenting with this dark style, it’s no wonder consumer intrigue is on the rise. Brewers from independent Cloudwater in Manchester to California’s Sierra Nevada have released diverse takes on porters.

Sales of inky ales rose by 0.7% in 2017, bringing in a total $37.2 million. However, there’s been no change to its market share, which still stands at 0.3%.

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