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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Beers in this category are reddish brown or copper colored. They are medium in body. The beer is characterized by malty aroma and slight malt ...
  • ABV: 4.8 - 5.4%
  • IBU: 22 - 28
  • Color:   12 -   16 SRM

Traditional Perry

Cider/Perry

Traditional perries are made with a special perry pear grown for just the purpose of making perry. These pears are nearly inedible otherwise. Slightly more ...
  • ABV: 5 - 9%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   3 -   12 SRM
Traditional mead is made with honey, water and yeast with no additional ingredients. Color and overall flavor will depend largely on the type of honey ...
  • ABV: 3.5 - 18%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   2 -   30 SRM
Traditional mead is made with honey, water and yeast with no additional ingredients. Color and overall flavor will depend largely on the type of honey ...
  • ABV: 3.5 - 18%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   2 -   30 SRM
Traditional mead is made with honey, water and yeast with no additional ingredients. Color and overall flavor will depend largely on the type of honey ...
  • ABV: 3.5 - 18%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   2 -   30 SRM
Traditional bocks are made with all malt and are strong, malty, medium- to full-bodied, bottom-fermented beers with moderate hop bitterness that should increase proportionately with ...
  • ABV: 6.3 - 7.5%
  • IBU: 20 - 30
  • Color:   20 -   30 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
Light amber to mid-range brown in color, strong ales are medium to full bodied with a malty sweetness and may have low levels of roast ...
  • ABV: 7 - 11%
  • IBU: 30 - 65
  • Color:   8 -   21 SRM
Speciality perry covers perries with additional additives or adjuncts. These additional ingredients may impact the color or alcohol content but pear flavor should still be ...
  • ABV: 5 - 12%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   3 -   30 SRM
Speciality cider covers ciders with additional additives or adjuncts. These additional ingredients may impact the color or alcohol content but apple flavor should still be ...
  • ABV: 5 - 12%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   3 -   30 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
Special bitter is more robust than ordinary bitter. It has medium body and medium residual malt sweetness. It is deep gold to copper colored. Hop ...
  • ABV: 4.1 - 4.8%
  • IBU: 28 - 40
  • Color:   6 -   14 SRM
This style can be either pale or dark (golden to dark brown in color) and has a high starting gravity and alcohol content. The malty ...
  • ABV: 6.9 - 9.3%
  • IBU: 15 - 35
  • Color:   4 -   18 SRM
The aroma and flavor of a Weissbier without yeast is very similar to Weissbier with yeast (Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier) with the caveat that fruity and phenolic ...
  • ABV: 4.9 - 5.5%
  • IBU: 10 - 15
  • Color:   3 -   9 SRM
The aroma and flavor of a Weissbier with yeast is decidedly fruity and phenolic. The phenolic characteristics are often described as clove or nutmeg-like and ...
  • ABV: 4.9 - 5.5%
  • IBU: 10 - 15
  • Color:   3 -   9 SRM
This beer style is characterized by a distinct sweet maltiness and a chocolate-like character from roasted malt. Estery and phenolic elements of this Weissbier should ...
  • ABV: 4.8 - 5.4%
  • IBU: 10 - 15
  • Color:   10 -   19 SRM
The German word Bernsteinfarben means amber colored, and as such, a Bernsteinfarbenes Weizen is dark yellow to amber in color. This beer style is characterized ...
  • ABV: 4.8 - 5.4%
  • IBU: 10 - 15
  • Color:   9 -   13 SRM
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

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

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