Beer Styles

There are many of styles of beer to choose from. From a light American Cream Ale to a thick, boozy Russian Imperial Stout there is a suds style for everyone and every occasion. Currently there are over 84 recognized styles and that number will grow as mad fermentation scientists flex their creative expertise in their malty labs.

Beer is really just a fermented cereal grain beverage, we put the labels on it so we know what to expect. The definitions assigned to these labels give us the style guidelines for each type of brew. Brewing competitions like the Great American Beer Fest look for the best beers in the land based on their style guidelines and of course taste. However, there are many beers that fall outside of any strict recognized definition.