General Beer Styles by Category

Beer Styles Sorted Using Style Family
This system uses new categories based on the style family or beer style name without regard to country of origin or history and is based primarily on color and yeast. There are fewer categories since the categories are broader. The number to the left of the style is the BJCP category number. You can see information on the BJCP category by hovering over the “Beer Styles” in the menu on the left then clicking the category you are interested in.

Pale Lager
1A. American Light Lager
1B. American Lager
2A. International Pale Lager
3A. Czech Pale Lager
4A. Munich Helles
4B. Festbier
5A. German Leichtbier
5C. Helles Exportbier
7C. Kellerbier (Pale Kellerbier)

Pilsner
3B. Czech Premium Pale Lager
5D. German Pils
27. Historical Beer (PreProhibition Lager)

Amber Lager
2B. International Amber Lager
3C. Czech Amber Lager
6A. Märzen
6B. Rauchbier
7A. Vienna Lager
7C. Kellerbier (Amber Kellerbier)
19B. California Common

Dark Lager
2C. International Dark Lager
3D. Czech Dark Lager
8A. Munich Dunkel
8B. Schwarzbier

Bock
4C. Helles Bock
6C. Dunkles Bock
9A. Doppelbock
9B. Eisbock

Pale Ale
1C. Cream Ale
5B. Kölsch
12A. British Golden Ale
12B. Australian Sparkling Ale
18A. Blonde Ale
18B. American Pale Ale
24B. Belgian Pale Ale
25A. Belgian Blond Ale
25B. Saison
26A. Trappist Single

IPA
12C. English IPA
21A. American IPA
21B. Specialty IPA (all)
22A. Double IPA

Amber Ale
7B. Altbier
11A. Ordinary Bitter
11B. Best Bitter
11C. Strong Bitter
14A. Scottish Light
14B. Scottish Heavy
14C. Scottish Export
15A. Irish Red Ale
19A. American Amber Ale
24C. Bière de Garde
26B. Belgian Dubbel
27. Historical Beer (Kentucky Common)

Brown Ale
13A. Dark Mild
13B. British Brown Ale
19C. American Brown Ale
27. Historical Beer (London Brown Ale)

Porter
9C. Baltic Porter
13C. English Porter
20A. American Porter
27. Historical Beer (Pre-Prohibition Porter)

Stout
15B. Irish Stout
15C. Irish Extra Stout
16A. Sweet Stout
16B. Oatmeal Stout
16C. Tropical Stout
16D. Foreign Extra Stout
20B. American Stout
20C. Imperial Stout

Strong Ale
17A. British Strong Ale
17B. Old Ale
17C. Wee Heavy
17D. English Barleywine
22B. American Strong Ale
22C. American Barleywine
22D. Wheatwine
25C. Belgian Golden Strong Ale
26C. Belgian Tripel
26D. Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Wheat Beer
1D. American Wheat Beer
10A. Weissbier
10B. Dunkles Weissbier
10C. Weizenbock
23A. Berliner Weisse
23D. Lambic
23E. Gueuze
23F. Fruit Lambic
24A. Witbier
27. Historical Beer (Gose)
27. Historical Beer (Piwo Grodziskie)
27. Historical Beer (Lichtenhainer)
27. Historical Beer (Roggenbier)
27. Historical Beer (Sahti)

Sour Ale
23B. Flanders Red
23C. Oud Bruin

Specialty Beer
34A. Clone Beer
34B. Mixed-Style beer
34C. Experimental Beer