Discover Beer Styles
The sheer number of beer styles that make up the craft beer scene is exciting, but it can also be intimidating -- and that’s okay. With all of the different beer styles and beer names, it is tough to remember what differentiates them from one another. That is why we’ve created a detailed list of the types of beer that make up the craft beer world, complete with a few beer names and beer styles to help you find your favorite types of beer.
Deciphering the Different Types of Beer
There are hundreds of different types of beer on the craft beer market, and it can be challenging to remember all of the different beer names and beer styles. The type of a beer is determined by many different things including ingredients, region of origin and brewing method among a variety of others. Our list of beer styles, based on the Brewers Association’s competition beer style guidelines, is composed of over 75 different types of beers to help you find the exact beer that you’re looking for.
Our in-depth list of beer styles is designed to help our readers learn as much as they want. Our interactive color, bitterness and alcohol scales in addition to our taste categories make finding your favorite beer easy. Our list, composed of beer names, styles, and types, makes it so that you don’t have to be a beer connoisseur to know all about your favorite beers. If you remember what it tasted or looked like, our interactive tools make it easy to gather information on the beers that have caught your attention. Often folks will know the beer name, but not much else, while others know the taste or color and not the beer name. Either way, our tools will make sense of these things and get you back in touch with the beers you enjoy, or even help you branch out to new styles.
Navigating Beer Styles
With so many types of beer to explore, we know diving into the world of craft beer might be a little intimidating at first. But finding your way through the ever-growing number of beer styles has never been easier than it is with our interactive guide. You’ll learn about a style’s average ABV and IBU range as well as suggested beer and food pairings. Whether you're exploring beer styles with little to no knowledge beforehand, or you're well versed and looking for a refresher on all the beer styles out there, CraftBeer.com wants to help you find the information that you are looking for.
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