All Styles

We have a large listing of beer styles based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines. Research different beer styles and see what others have made in those styles.

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Smoke porters are chestnut brown to black in color. They can exhibit a mild to assertive smoke character in balance with other beer characters. Black ...
  • ABV: 5 - 8.7%
  • IBU: 20 - 40
  • Color:   20+ SRM
American-style Black Ale is perceived to have medium high to high hop bitterness, flavor and aroma with medium-high alcohol content, balanced with a medium body ...
  • ABV: 6 - 7.5%
  • IBU: 50 - 70
  • Color:   35+ SRM
Initial low to medium malt sweetness with a degree of caramel, chocolate and/or roasted coffee flavor with a distinctive dry - roasted bitterness in the ...
  • ABV: 5.7 - 8.8%
  • IBU: 35 - 60
  • Color:   40+ SRM
Dry stouts have an initial malt and light caramel flavor profile with a distinctive dry -roasted bitterness in the finish. Dry stouts achieve a dry-roasted ...
  • ABV: 3.8 - 5%
  • IBU: 30 - 40
  • Color:   40+ SRM
Oatmeal stouts include oatmeal in their grist, resulting in a pleasant, full flavor and a smooth profile that is rich without being grainy. A roasted ...
  • ABV: 3.8 - 6%
  • IBU: 20 - 40
  • Color:   20+ SRM
These beers, also known by the names framboise, kriek, peche, cassis, etc., are characterized by fruit flavors and aromas. The color reflects the choice of ...
  • ABV: 5.6 - 8.6%
  • IBU: 15 - 21
  • Color:   2+ SRM
Robust porters are black in color and have a roast malt flavor , often reminiscent of cocoa, but no roast barley flavor. These porters have a ...
  • ABV: 5 - 6.5%
  • IBU: 25 - 40
  • Color:   30+ SRM
As with classic dry stouts, foreign-style stouts have an initial malt sweetness and caramel flavor with a distinctive dry-roasted bitterness in the finish. Coffee-like roasted ...
  • ABV: 5.7 - 9.3%
  • IBU: 30 - 60
  • Color:   40+ SRM
Sweet stouts, also referred to as cream stouts, have less roasted bitter flavor and a full -bodied mouthfeel. The style can be given more body ...
  • ABV: 3 - 6%
  • IBU: 15 - 25
  • Color:   40+ SRM
Imperial porters are very dark brown to black in color. No roast barley or strong burnt/astringent black malt character should be perceived. Medium malt ...
  • ABV: 7 - 12%
  • IBU: 35 - 50
  • Color:   40+ SRM
Black in color. American-style imperial stouts typically have a high alcohol content. Generally characterized as very robust. The extremely rich malty flavor and aroma are ...
  • ABV: 7 - 12%
  • IBU: 50 - 80
  • Color:   40+ SRM

Session Beer

Mixed/Hybrid

Any style of beer can be made lower in strength than described in the classic style guidelines. The goal should be to reach a balance ...
  • ABV: 4 - 5.1%
  • IBU: 10 - 30
  • Color:   2+ SRM
These beers are brewed using honey in addition to malted barley. Beers ma y be brewed to a traditional style or may be experimental. Character ...
  • ABV: 2.5 - 12%
  • IBU: 0 - 100
  • Color:   1 -   100 SRM

Specialty Beer

Mixed/Hybrid

These beers are brewed using unusual fermentable sugars, grains and starches that contribute to alcohol content other than, or in addition to, malted barley. Nuts ...
  • ABV: 2.5 - 25%
  • IBU: 0 - 100
  • Color:   1 -   100 SRM

Coffee-Flavored Beer

Mixed/Hybrid

Coffee beers use coffee in any of its forms other than or in addition to hops to create a distinct (ranging from subtle to in ...
  • ABV: 2.5 - 12%
  • IBU: 15 - 40
  • Color:   8 -   50 SRM

Fruit Beer

Mixed/Hybrid

Fruit beers are any beers using fruit or fruit extracts as an adjunct in either, the mash, kettle, primary or secondary fermentation providing obvious (ranging ...
  • ABV: 2.5 - 12%
  • IBU: 5 - 70
  • Color:   5 -   50 SRM
These ales and lagers are very low in alcohol and historically in Belgium enjoyed with meals by both adults and children. Pale to very dark ...
  • ABV: 0.5 - 3.5%
  • IBU: 5 - 15
  • Color:   5 -   50 SRM

Pumpkin Beer

Mixed/Hybrid

Pumpkin beers are any beers using pumpkins (Cucurbito pepo) as an adjunct in either mash, kettle, primary or secondary fermentation, providing obvious (ranging from subtle ...
  • ABV: 2.5 - 12%
  • IBU: 5 - 70
  • Color:   5 -   50 SRM

Field Beer

Mixed/Hybrid

Field beers are any beers using vegetables as an adjunct in either the mash, kettle, primary or secondary fermentation, providing obvious (ranging from subtle to ...
  • ABV: 2.5 - 13.1%
  • IBU: 5 - 70
  • Color:   5 -   50 SRM
Chocolate beers use dark chocolate or cocoa in any of its forms other than or in addition to hops to create a distinct (ranging from ...
  • ABV: 2.5 - 12%
  • IBU: 15 - 40
  • Color:   15 -   50 SRM

The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.