• Beer Styles

    Craft brewers use a wide variety of ingredients to achieve the aroma, body, flavor and finish they desire in their beer. They often take classic, old-world styles from great brewing countries like England, Germany and Belgium and add their own twists by modifying the amount or type of ingredients or the brewing processes.

    New beer styles are constantly evolving, thanks to exploration by small and independent U.S. craft brewers. The CraftBeer.com interactive Beer Styles guide is the definitive reference for 80 of the most common U.S. beer styles. The styles are sortable, consumer-friendly and published by the Brewers Association, the national not for profit representing the majority of U.S. breweries.
    The CraftBeer.com Beer Styles Study Guide helps you dive deeper into the study of beer, using an alphabetical list of triggers — from alcohol to yeast variety — to help you learn how to describe possible characteristics of a specific beer style.