Craft Beer Categories

OTHER ORIGIN ALE STYLES
Grodziskie
Adambier
Dutch-Style Kuit, Kuyt or Koyt
Australian-Style Pale Ale
International-Style Pale Ale
Contemporary Gose
Specialty Saison
Finnish-Style Sahti
Swedish-Style Gotlandsdricke
Breslau-Style Pale Schöps
Breslau-Style Dark Schöps

IRISH ORIGIN ALE STYLES
Irish-Style Red Ale
Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
Export-Style Stout

LAGER STYLES

EUROPEAN-GERMANIC ORIGIN LAGER STYLES
German-Style Pilsener
Bohemian-Style Pilsener
Münchner (Munich)-Style Helles
Dortmunder/European-Style Export
Vienna-Style Lager
German-Style Märzen
German-Style Oktoberfest/Wiesn
Münchner Dunkel
European-Style Dark Lager
German-Style Schwarzbier
German-Style Leichtbier
Bamberg-Style Helles Rauchbier
Bamberg-Style Märzen Rauchbier
Bamberg-Style Bock Rauchbier
German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock
Traditional German-Style Bock
German-Style Doppelbock
German-Style Eisbock
Kellerbier or Zwickelbier Lager

NORTH AMERICAN ORIGIN LAGER STYLES
American-Style Lager
American-Style Light Lager
American-Style Amber Light Lager
American-Style Pilsener
American-Style Ice Lager
American-Style Malt Liquor
American-Style Amber Lager
American-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest
American-Style Dark Lager

OTHER ORIGIN LAGER STYLES
Baltic-Style Porter
Australasian, Latin American or Tropical-Style Light Lager
International-Style Pilsener

HYBRID/MIXED LAGERS OR ALES

ALL ORIGIN HYBRID/MIXED LAGERS OR ALES

Session Beer
American-Style Cream Ale
California Common Beer
Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast
Light American Wheat Beer without Yeast
Dark American Wheat Beer with Yeast
Dark American Wheat Beer without Yeast
American-Style Fruit Beer
Fruit Wheat Beer
Belgian-Style Fruit Beer
Field Beer
Chili Pepper Beer

Pumpkin Spice Beer
Pumpkin/Squash Beer
Chocolate or Cocoa Beer
Coffee Beer
Herb and Spice Beer
Specialty Beer
Specialty Honey Beer
Rye Beer
Brett Beer
Mixed-Culture Brett Beer
Ginjo Beer or Sake-Yeast Beer
Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer

Wood- and Barrel-Aged Pale to Amber Beer
Wood- and Barrel-Aged Dark Beer
Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer
Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
Aged Beer
Experimental Beer
Historical Beer
Wild Beer
Smoke Beer
Other Strong Ale or Lager
Gluten-Free Beer
Non-Alcoholic Malt Beverage

 

2017 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines used with permission of Brewers Association