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Hybrid Beers

This family of beers employs traditional beer yeasts in non-traditional fermentation environments. For example, a cream ale is fermented using lager yeast, but at a temperature ranges that is typically used with ale yeast. While historically this practice may have been found out of necessity, these styles have remained popular due to the unique and desirable results.

  • American Cream Ale

    The American cream ale is a mild, pale, light-bodied ale, made using a warm fermentation (top or bottom...

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    American Cream Ale

  • French-Style Biere de Garde

    Biere de Garde translates as "beer for keeping." This style is popping up more and more from U.S. producers....

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    French-Style Biere de Garde

  • California Common

    The California common is brewed with lager yeast but fermented at ale fermentation temperatures. There...

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    California Common

  • German-Style Altbier

    Originally from the Düsseldorf area of Germany, the German-Style Altbier strikes a balance between...

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    German-Style Altbier

  • German-Style Kolsch

    Crisp, delicate and oh-so-drinkable, the German-style Kolsch is a beer hybrid, meaning that its production...

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    German-Style Kolsch

  • Irish-Style Red Beer

    Irish red ale is known for its unique malty taste and is on the lower side of the bitterness and alcohol...

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    Irish-Style Red Beer