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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Malty sweetness is dominant but should not be cloying. Malt character is more reminiscent of fresh and lightly toasted Munich-style malt, more so than caramel ...
  • ABV: 6.5 - 8%
  • IBU: 17 - 27
  • Color:   12 -   30 SRM
Copper to brown in color, this German ale may be highly hopped and intensely bitter (although the 25 to 35 IBU range is more normal ...
  • ABV: 4.3 - 5.5%
  • IBU: 25 - 52
  • Color:   11 -   19 SRM
This beer can be made using either ale or lager yeast. It can be brewed with 30 to 75 percent malted wheat. Fruit or fruit ...
  • ABV: 3.8 - 5%
  • IBU: 10 - 35
  • Color:   2 -   10 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
French cider uses an arrested fermentation process to produce a light, sweet and lower-alcohol style of cider. The additives used for this fermentation process should ...
  • ABV: 3 - 6%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   3 -   20 SRM
Beers in this category are golden to deep copper or light brown in color. They are light to medium in body. This style of beer ...
  • ABV: 4.5 - 8%
  • IBU: 20 - 30
  • Color:   8 -   16 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

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
Farmhouse or natural cider is a wide variety of cider because nothing is used to control the fermentation process. Sometimes made with wild yeast or ...
  • ABV: 6 - 11%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   3 -   20 SRM
Extra special bitter possesses medium to strong hop aroma, flavor, and bitterness. The residual malt and defining sweetness of this richly flavored, full-bodied bitter is ...
  • ABV: 4.8 - 5.8%
  • IBU: 30 - 45
  • Color:   8 -   14 SRM
These light brown to dark brown beers have a pronounced malty aroma and flavor that dominates over the clean, crisp, moderate hop bitterness. This beer ...
  • ABV: 4.5 - 5%
  • IBU: 16 - 25
  • Color:   15 -   20 SRM
English Summer Ale is light straw to golden colored with medium-low to medium bitterness, light to medium-light body, and low to medium residual malt sweetness ...
  • ABV: 3.6 - 5%
  • IBU: 20 - 30
  • Color:   4 -   7 SRM
English pale mild ales range from golden to amber in color. Malt flavor dominates the flavor profile with little hop bitterness or flavor. Hop aroma ...
  • ABV: 3.2 - 4%
  • IBU: 10 - 20
  • Color:   8 -   17 SRM
Most traditional interpretations of English-style India pale ales are characterized by medium-high hop bitterness with a medium to medium-high alcohol content. Hops from a variety ...
  • ABV: 5 - 7%
  • IBU: 35 - 63
  • Color:   6 -   14 SRM
English dark mild ales range from deep copper to dark brown (often with a red tint) in color. Malt flavor and caramel are par t ...
  • ABV: 3.2 - 4%
  • IBU: 10 - 24
  • Color:   17 -   34 SRM
English brown ales range from deep copper to brown in color. They have a medium body and a dry to sweet maltiness with very little ...
  • ABV: 4 - 5.5%
  • IBU: 15 - 25
  • Color:   15 -   25 SRM

Dry Lager

Lager

This straw-colored lager lacks sweetness, is light in body, and is only mildly flavored by malt. Its alcoholic strength may contribute to the overall flavor ...
  • ABV: 4.3 - 5.5%
  • IBU: 15 - 23
  • Color:   2 -   4 SRM
Perry is a special class of cider which is made with pear juice rather than apple. Since pears are less acidic they tend to be ...
  • ABV: 5 - 7%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   3 -   12 SRM
Common ciders come in a number of varieties. Apple aroma and taste should be crisp and evident with some esters, alcohols and sulfur present in ...
  • ABV: 5 - 8%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   3 -   12 SRM
Dortmunder has medium hop bitterness. Hop flavor and aroma from noble hops are perceptible but low. Sweet malt flavor can be low and should not ...
  • ABV: 5 - 6%
  • IBU: 23 - 29
  • Color:   3 -   6 SRM

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