Beer Styles

The beer family is very large and still growing, with some estimating that there are now more than 150 different styles, with various styles containing extensive sub-divisions. Here are just some of the broader styles that you as a homebrewer are likely to encounter.

An Introduction to the IPA

India pale ale (IPA) is a beer style typified by high levels of both alcohol and hops…

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Porters and stouts are two common beer styles which you have probably heard of, but what are they and how do they differ?…

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Overview

Lager is one of the two primary families of grain-based beverages which make up “beer”, with the other family being ale…

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Overview

Wheat beer or Weissbier is the traditional wheat beer of Bavaria and one of Germany’s most popular and distinctive beer styles. Weissbier translates to “white beer” from German…

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Overview

Despite the recent widespread popularity of thin golden lagers in England’s country’s pubs, the bitter is the national drink of England…

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Overview

Abbey beers are beers which are brewed in the style first popularised by Belgian Trappist monks, but are not actually brewed inside monasteries…

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