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Beers are categorized into styles such as Stouts, Porters, Weizen, Pilsner, and India Pale Ale. Most beer styles originated in a particular country, region or city. There are literally hundreds of unique styles of beer from around the world. Arguably the best accepted style guide for the homebrewer today is the BJCP Style Guideline which currently contains 28 main style categories and is used to judge most US beer competitions.

Beer Style Listing

by Category

1. Light Lager

 a. Lite American Lager
 b. Standard American Lager
 c. Premium American Lager
 d. Munich Helles
 e. Dortmunder Export

2. Pilsner

 a. German Pils
 b. Bohemian Pilsner
 c. Classic American Pilsner

3. European Amber Lager

 a. Vienna Lager
 b. Oktoberfest/Marzen

4. Dark Lager

 a. Dark American Lager
 b. Munich Dunkel
 c. Schwarzbier

5. Bock

 a. Maibock/Helles Bock
 b. Traditional Bock
 c. Doppelbock
 d. Eisbock

6. Light Hybrid Beer

 a. Cream Ale
 b. Blonde Ale
 c. Kolsch
 d. American Wheat or Rye

7. Amber Hybrid Beer

 a. North German Altbier
 b. California Common
 c. Dusseldorf Altbier

8. English Pale Ale

 a. Ordinary Bitter
 b. Special/Best Bitter
 c. Extra Special/Strong Bitter

9. Scottish and Irish Ale

 a/b/c. Scottish Light/Heavy/Export 60/70/80
 d. Irish Red
 e. Strong Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy

10. American Ale

 a. American Pale Ale
 b. American Amber Ale
 c. American Brown Ale

11. English Brown Ale

 a. Mild
 b. Southern English Brown
 c. Northern English Brown

12. Porter

 a. Brown Porter
 b. Robust Porter
 c. Baltic Porter

13. Stout

 a. Dry Stout
 b. Sweet Stout
 c. Oatmeal Stout
 d. Foreign Extra Stout
 e. American Stout
 f. Russian Imperial Stout

14. India Pale Ale

 a. English IPA
 b. American IPA
 c. Imperial IPA

15. German Wheat and Rye Beer

 a. Weizen/Weissbier
 b. Dunkelweizen
 c. Roggenbier (German Rye Beer)

16. Belgian and French Ale

 a. Witbier
 b. Belgian Pale Ale
 c. Saison
 d. Biere de Garde
 e. Belgian Specialty

17. Sour Ale

 a. Beliner Weisse
 b. Flanders Red
 c. Flanders Brown/Oud Bruin
 d. Straight (Unblended) Lambic
 e. Gueuze
 f. Fruit Lambic

18. Belgian Strong Ale

 a. Belgian Blond Ale
 b. Belgian Dubbel
 c. Belgian Tripel
 d. Belgian Golden Strong Ale
 e. Belgian Dark Strong Ale

19. Strong Ale

 a. Old Ale
 b. English Barleywine
 c. American Barleywine

20. Fruit Beer

 a. Fruit Beer

21. Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer

 a. Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer
 b. Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer

22. Smoke-flavored/Wood-aged Beer

 a. Classic Rauchbier
 b. Other Smoked Beer
 c. Wood-aged Beer

23. Specialty Beer

 a. Specialty Beer


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