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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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
Open style for meads made with experimental ingredients or fermentation techniques which do not fall into any other mead style. Honey should still be the ...
  • ABV: 3.5 - 18%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   3 -   30 SRM
Acerglyn is a mead made with maple syrup or even maple sap. Syrup may be up to 50% of the fermentable sugar in the recipe ...
  • ABV: 3.5 - 18%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   3 -   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
Lactomel or milk mead is a blend of mead with additional milk sugars. Since most milk sugars are not fermentable, lactose enzymes are often used ...
  • ABV: 3.5 - 18%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   3 -   30 SRM
Oxymel is a mead blended with wine vinegar. Not a common style among modern mead makers, this was historically used for medicinal purposes. The strength ...
  • 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
Capsicumel includes meads made with chili peppers or hot peppers. Pepper taste and spicy character will vary with the pepper used but should balance with ...
  • ABV: 3.5 - 18%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   3 -   30 SRM
Hippocras or spiced grape mead is a sub-style of Pyment or grape mead. Additional spices such as mulling spices are used to give the mead ...
  • ABV: 3.5 - 18%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   2 -   30 SRM
Cyser is a special category of melomel or fruit mead which is made with apples, typically cider. Honey is the primary fermentable not the apple ...
  • 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
Braggot or malt mead is a blend of mead with barely malt. It is more mead than beer. Hops may be used as well. Both ...
  • ABV: 3.5 - 18%
  • IBU: 0 - 25
  • Color:   2 -   30 SRM
Pyment is a special category of melomel or fruit mead which is made with grapes. Either red or white grapes may be used. If additional ...
  • ABV: 3.5 - 18%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   2 -   30 SRM
Metheglin is a rather open style for meads made with additional spices. Common spices used include ginger, orange peel, coriander, cinnamon, vanilla or cloves. Taj ...
  • ABV: 3.5 - 18%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   2 -   30 SRM
Rhodomel or rose mead is made with the addition of rose petals, hips or oil to the mead. Each add their own rose character to ...
  • ABV: 3.5 - 18%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   3 -   30 SRM
Melomel or fruit mead is a blend of mead with additional fruit juices. There are a more specific categories for meads made with apples (cyser ...
  • ABV: 3.5 - 18%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   2 -   30 SRM
Morat is a special category of melomel or fruit mead which is made with mulberries. Historically this was made with a berry more closely resembling ...
  • ABV: 3.5 - 18%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   2 -   30 SRM
Bochet or burnt mead involves caramelizing the mead before adding any water. This gives the mead a charred character. It is typically made to sack ...
  • ABV: 3.5 - 18%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   3 -   30 SRM
Quadrupels or ―Quads‖ are characterized by the immense presence of alcohol and balanced flavor, bitterness and aromas. Its color is deep amber to rich chestnut ...
  • ABV: 9 - 14%
  • IBU: 25 - 50
  • Color:   8 -   20 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

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