2016 Styles

Hybrid/Mixed Beer Styles

  1. American-Style Wheat Beer
    1. Subcategory: Light American Wheat Beer without Yeast
    2. Subcategory: Dark American Wheat Beer without Yeast
  2. American-Style Wheat Beer With Yeast
    1. Subcategory: Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast
    2. Subcategory: Dark American Wheat Beer with Yeast
  3. American-Style Fruit Beer
  4. Fruit Wheat Beer
  5. Belgian-Style Fruit Beer
  6. Pumpkin/Squash Beer
  7. Field Beer
  8. Chili Beer
  9. Herb and Spice Beer
  10. Pumpkin Spice Beer
  11. Chocolate Beer
  12. Coffee Beer
    1. Subcategory: Coffee Beer
    2. Subcategory: Coffee Stout or Porter
  13. Specialty Beer
  14. Rye Beer
    1. Subcategory: Rye Beer
    2. Subcategory: German-Style Rye Ale
  15. Honey Beer
  16. Session Beer
  17. Session India Pale Ale
  18. Other Strong Beer
    1. Subcategory: Other Strong Beer
    2. Subcategory: American-Style Imperial Porter
    3. Subcategory: American-Style Wheat Wine Ale
  19. Experimental Beer
    1. Subcategory: Experimental Beer
    2. Subcategory: Ginjo Beer or Sake-Yeast Beer
    3. Subcategory: Wild Beer
  20. Fresh or Wet Hop Ale
  21. Historical Beer
    1. Subcategory: Historical Beer
    2. Subcategory: Dutch-Style Kuyt Beer
    3. Subcategory: Grodziskie
    4. Subcategory: Adambier
    5. Subcategory: Finnish-Style Sahti
    6. Subcategory: Swedish-Style Gotlandsdricke
    7. Subcategory: Breslau-Style Pale Schoeps
    8. Subcategory: Breslau-Style Dark Schoeps
  22. Gluten-Free Beer
  23. American-Belgo-Style Ale
    1. Subcategory: Pale American-Belgo-Style Ale
    2. Subcategory: Dark American-Belgo-Style Ale
  24. American-Style Sour Ale
    1. Subcategory: American-Style Sour Ale
    2. Subcategory: Fruited American-Style Sour Ale
  25. Brett Beer
  26. Mixed-Culture Brett Beer
  27. Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer
    1. Subcategory: Wood- and Barrel-Aged Pale to Amber Beer
    2. Subcategory: Wood- and Barrel-Aged Dark Beer
  28. Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer
  29. Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout
  30. Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
  31. Fruited Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
  32. Aged Beer
  33. Kellerbier or Zwickelbier
    1. Subcategory: Unfiltered German-Style Ale
    2. Subcategory: Unfiltered German-Style Lager
  34. Smoke Beer
    1. Subcategory: Bamberg-Style Weiss Rauchbier
    2. Subcategory: Bamberg-Style Helles Rauchbier
    3. Subcategory: Bamberg-Style Maerzen Rauchbier
    4. Subcategory: Bamberg-Style Bock Rauchbier
    5. Subcategory: Smoke Porter
    6. Subcategory: Other Smoke Beer

Lager Beer Styles

  1. American-Style or International-Style Pilsener
    1. Subcategory: American-Style Pilsener
    2. Subcategory: International-Style Pilsener
  2. American-Style Lager or Light Lager
    1. Subcategory: American-Style Light Lager
    2. Subcategory: American-Style Amber Light Lager
    3. Subcategory: German-Style Leichtbier
  3. American-Style Lager or Ice Lager or Malt Liquor
    1. Subcategory: American-Style Lager
    2. Subcategory: American-Style Ice Lager
    3. Subcategory: American-Style Malt Liquor
  4. American-Style Cream Ale
  5. American-Style Amber Lager or Dark Lager
    1. Subcategory: American-Style Amber Lager
    2. Subcategory: California Common Beer
    3. Subcategory: American-Style Maerzen/Oktoberfest
    4. Subcategory: American-Style Dark Lager
  6. German-Style Pilsener
  7. Bohemian-Style Pilsener
  8. Munich-Style Helles
  9. Dortmunder or German-Style Oktoberfest
    1. Subcategory: Dortmunder/European-Style Export
    2. Subcategory: German-Style Oktoberfest/Wiesn
  10. Vienna-Style Lager
  11. German-Style Maerzen
  12. European-Style Dark Lager/Munich Dunkel
    1. Subcategory: Munich Dunkel
    2. Subcategory: European-Style Dark Lager
  13. German-Style Schwarzbier
  14. Bock
    1. Subcategory: Traditional German-Style Bock
    2. Subcategory: German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock
  15. German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock
    1. Subcategory: German-Style Doppelbock
    2. Subcategory: German-Style Eisbock
  16. Baltic-Style Porter

Ale Beer Styles

  1. Golden or Blonde Ale
  2. German-Style Koelsch
  3. English-Style Summer Ale
  4. Classic English-Style Pale Ale
  5. English-Style India Pale Ale
  6. Australian-Style or International-Style Pale Ale
    1. Subcategory: Australian-Style Pale Ale
    2. Subcategory: International-Style Pale Ale
  7. American-Style Pale Ale
  8. American-Style Strong Pale Ale
  9. American-Style India Pale Ale
  10. Imperial India Pale Ale
  11. American-Style Amber/Red Ale
  12. Double Red Ale
  13. Imperial Red Ale
  14. English-Style Mild Ale
    1. Subcategory: English-Style Pale Mild Ale
    2. Subcategory: English-Style Dark Mild Ale
  15. Ordinary or Special Bitter
    1. Subcategory: Ordinary Bitter
    2. Subcategory: Special Bitter or Best Bitter
  16. Extra Special Bitter
    1. Subcategory: American-Style Extra Special Bitter
    2. Subcategory: English-Style Extra Special Bitter
  17. Scottish-Style Ale
    1. Subcategory: Scottish-Style Light Ale
    2. Subcategory: Scottish-Style Heavy Ale
    3. Subcategory: Scottish-Style Export Ale
  18. Irish-Style Red Ale
  19. English-Style Brown Ale
  20. American-Style Brown Ale
  21. American-Style Black Ale
  22. German-Style Sour Ale
    1. Subcategory: Berliner-Style Weisse
    2. Subcategory: Leipzig-Style Gose
    3. Subcategory: Contemporary Gose
  23. German-Style Altbier
  24. South German-Style Hefeweizen
  25. German-Style Wheat Ale
    1. Subcategory: South German-Style Kristal Weizen
    2. Subcategory: German-Style Leichtes Weizen
    3. Subcategory: South German-Style Bernsteinfarbenes Weizen
    4. Subcategory: South German-Style Dunkel Weizen
    5. Subcategory: South German-Style Weizenbock
  26. Belgian-Style Blonde Ale or Pale Ale
    1. Subcategory: Belgian-Style Pale Ale
    2. Subcategory: Other Belgian and French Ale
    3. Subcategory: Belgian-Style Blonde Ale
  27. Belgian-Style Witbier
  28. Classic Saison
  29. Specialty Saison
  30. Belgian- and French-Style Ale
    1. Subcategory: French-Style Biere de Garde
    2. Subcategory: Other Belgian- and French-Style Ale
  31. Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale
    1. Subcategory: Belgian-Style Lambic
    2. Subcategory: Belgian-Style Gueuze Lambic
    3. Subcategory: Belgian-Style Fruit Lambic
    4. Subcategory: Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ale
    5. Subcategory: Other Belgian-Style Sour Ale
  32. Belgian-Style Dubbel or Quadrupel
    1. Subcategory: Belgian-Style Dubbel
    2. Subcategory: Belgian-Style Quadrupel
  33. Belgian-Style Tripel
  34. Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale
    1. Subcategory: Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale
    2. Subcategory: Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale
  35. Other Belgian-Style Ale
    1. Subcategory: Other Belgian-Style Ale
    2. Subcategory: Other Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale
    3. Subcategory: Belgian-Style Table Beer
  36. Brown Porter
  37. Robust Porter
  38. Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
  39. Export Stout
  40. American-Style Stout
  41. Sweet Stout or Cream Stout
  42. Oatmeal Stout
  43. Imperial Stout
    1. Subcategory: American-Style Imperial Stout
    2. Subcategory: British-Style Imperial Stout
  44. Scotch Ale
    1. Subcategory: Traditional Scotch Ale
    2. Subcategory: Peated Scotch Ale
  45. Old Ale or Strong Ale
    1. Subcategory: Old Ale
    2. Subcategory: Strong Ale
  46. Barley Wine-Style Ale
    1. Subcategory: American-Style Barley Wine Ale
    2. Subcategory: British-Style Barley Wine Ale