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Beer Styles

Brown Ales

While not the only top-fermenting beer with a brown hue, beers called brown ales are generally British in origin. Historically produced with a type of brown malt, today's brown ales are comprised of a pale malt base with the addition of darker specialty malts for their color and chocolate and nutty flavors. Despite the obvious color similarities, the comparison between styles that make up the brown ale family can vary with strength, hop character, mouthfeel, strength and flavor intensity. Just because you’ve tried one brown ale, doesn’t mean you’ve tried them all.

  • American Brown Ale

    Roasted malt, caramel-like and chocolate-like characters should be of medium intensity in both flavor...

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    American Brown Ale

  • English-Style Brown Ale

    A bona fide English beer classic, English-style brown ale is easily one of the most iconic beer styles....

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    English-Style Brown Ale

  • English-Style Mild

    Malt and caramel are part of the flavor and aroma profile of the English-style mild while licorice and...

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    English-Style Mild