2018 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 or Pumpkin Spice Beer
    1. Subcategory: Pumpkin/Squash Beer
    2. Subcategory: Pumpkin Spice Beer
  7. Field Beer
  8. Chili Beer
  9. Herb and Spice Beer
  10. Chocolate Beer
  11. Coffee Beer
  12. 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. 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
  21. Gluten-Free Beer
  22. American-Belgo-Style Ale
    1. Subcategory: Pale American-Belgo-Style Ale
    2. Subcategory: Dark American-Belgo-Style Ale
  23. American-Style Sour Ale
  24. 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 Pilsener
    1. Subcategory: Pre-Prohibition American-Style Pilsener
    2. Subcategory: Contemporary American-Style Pilsener
  2. International-Style Pilsener
    1. Subcategory: International-Style Pilsener
    2. Subcategory: Australasian, Latin American or Tropical-Style Light Lager
  3. Light Lager
    1. Subcategory: American-Style Light Lager
    2. Subcategory: American-Style Amber Light Lager
    3. Subcategory: German-Style Leichtbier
  4. American-Style Lager or American-Style Malt Liquor
    1. Subcategory: American-Style Lager
    2. Subcategory: American-Style Malt Liquor
  5. American-Style Cream Ale
  6. American-Style Amber Lager
    1. Subcategory: American-Style Amber Lager
    2. Subcategory: California Common Beer
    3. Subcategory: American-Style Maerzen/Oktoberfest
  7. German-Style Pilsener
  8. Bohemian-Style Pilsener
  9. Munich-Style Helles
  10. Dortmunder or German-Style Oktoberfest
    1. Subcategory: Dortmunder/European-Style Export
    2. Subcategory: German-Style Oktoberfest/Wiesn
  11. Vienna-Style Lager
  12. German-Style Maerzen
  13. Munich-Style Dunkel or European-Style Dark Lager
    1. Subcategory: Munich-Style Dunkel
    2. Subcategory: European-Style Dark Lager
  14. Dark Lager
    1. Subcategory: American-Style Dark Lager
    2. Subcategory: German-Style Schwarzbier
  15. Bock
    1. Subcategory: Traditional German-Style Bock
    2. Subcategory: German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock
  16. German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock
    1. Subcategory: German-Style Doppelbock
    2. Subcategory: German-Style Eisbock
  17. 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 Pale Ale
    1. Subcategory: Classic Australian-Style Pale Ale
    2. Subcategory: Australian-Style Pale Ale
  7. International-Style Pale Ale
  8. American-Style Pale Ale
  9. Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale
  10. American-Style Strong Pale Ale
  11. American-Style India Pale Ale
  12. Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale
  13. Imperial India Pale Ale
  14. Juicy or Hazy Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
  15. American-Style Amber/Red Ale
  16. Double Hoppy Red Ale
  17. Imperial Red Ale
  18. English-Style Mild Ale
    1. Subcategory: English-Style Pale Mild Ale
    2. Subcategory: English-Style Dark Mild Ale
  19. Ordinary or Special Bitter
    1. Subcategory: Ordinary Bitter
    2. Subcategory: Special Bitter or Best Bitter
  20. Extra Special Bitter
    1. Subcategory: American-Style Extra Special Bitter
    2. Subcategory: English-Style Extra Special Bitter
  21. Scottish-Style Ale
    1. Subcategory: Scottish-Style Light Ale
    2. Subcategory: Scottish-Style Heavy Ale
    3. Subcategory: Scottish-Style Export Ale
  22. Irish-Style Red Ale
  23. English-Style Brown Ale
  24. American-Style Brown Ale
  25. American-Style Black Ale
  26. Berliner-Style Weisse
    1. Subcategory: Berliner-Style Weisse
    2. Subcategory: Specialty Berliner-Style Weisse
  27. Leipzig-Style Gose or Contemporary Gose
    1. Subcategory: Leipzig-Style Gose
    2. Subcategory: Contemporary Gose
  28. German-Style Altbier
  29. South German-Style Hefeweizen
  30. 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
  31. Belgian-Style Blonde Ale or Pale Ale
    1. Subcategory: Belgian-Style Pale Ale
    2. Subcategory: Belgian-Style Blonde Ale
  32. Belgian-Style Witbier
  33. Classic Saison
  34. Specialty Saison
  35. Belgian- and French-Style Ale
    1. Subcategory: French-Style Biere de Garde
    2. Subcategory: Other Belgian- and French-Style Ale
  36. 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
  37. Belgian-Style Dubbel or Quadrupel
    1. Subcategory: Belgian-Style Dubbel
    2. Subcategory: Belgian-Style Quadrupel
  38. Belgian-Style Tripel
  39. Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale
    1. Subcategory: Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale
    2. Subcategory: Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale
  40. Other Belgian-Style Ale
    1. Subcategory: Other Belgian-Style Abbey Ale
    2. Subcategory: Other Belgian-Style Specialty Ale
    3. Subcategory: Other Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale
    4. Subcategory: Belgian-Style Table Beer
  41. Brown Porter
  42. Robust Porter
  43. Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
  44. Export Stout
  45. American-Style Stout
  46. Sweet Stout or Cream Stout
  47. Oatmeal Stout
  48. Imperial Stout
    1. Subcategory: American-Style Imperial Stout
    2. Subcategory: British-Style Imperial Stout
  49. Scotch Ale
    1. Subcategory: Traditional Scotch Ale
    2. Subcategory: Peated Scotch Ale
  50. Old Ale or Strong Ale
    1. Subcategory: Old Ale
    2. Subcategory: Strong Ale
  51. Barley Wine-Style Ale
    1. Subcategory: American-Style Barley Wine Ale
    2. Subcategory: British-Style Barley Wine Ale