Craft Beer Styles: A Guide to the Different Types of Craft Beer

Craft Beer Styles: A Guide to the Different Types of Craft Beer

Craft Beer Styles

Craft beer is a broad term that encompasses a wide variety of different beer styles. From light and refreshing pale ales to dark and rich stouts, there is a craft beer style to suit every taste.

Styles of Craft Beer

If you’re new to craft beer or looking to learn more about different craft beer styles, here is a guide to some of the most popular craft beer styles:

  • Pale ales: Pale ales are light and refreshing beers with a moderate hop flavor. Popular pale ale styles include American pale ales, English pale ales, and India pale ales (IPAs).
  • IPAs: IPAs are a type of pale ale that is known for its strong hop flavor and aroma. IPAs can range in bitterness from moderate to extreme. Popular IPA styles include American IPAs, West Coast IPAs, and New England IPAs.
  • Stouts: Stouts are dark and full-bodied beers with a roasted malt flavor. Popular stout styles include American stouts, English stouts, and Irish stouts.
  • Porters: Porters are dark and flavorful beers that fall somewhere between stouts and brown ales. Popular porter styles include American porters, English porters, and brown porters.
  • Wheat beers: Wheat beers are light and refreshing beers that are made with a significant amount of wheat malt. Popular wheat beer styles include American wheat beers, Belgian witbiers, and German hefeweizens.
  • Sour beers: Sour beers are beers that have been fermented with wild yeast or bacteria, which gives them a sour flavor. Popular sour beer styles include American sours, Belgian lambics, and German gose.
American Craft Beer


These are just a few of the many different craft beer styles that are available. With so many different styles to choose from, there is sure to be a craft beer style out there that everyone will enjoy. Cheers!

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