Beer - From The Field to the Glass

How many types of beer are available?

There are many classifications of beer, but they all stem from two categories – ales and lagers. Ales ferment quickly at the top of the wort in warmer temperatures. Lagers ferment slowly at the bottom of the wort in cooler temperatures.

Most Common Ales:
Belgian Ale: Abbey, Amber, Blond, Dubbel, Tripel, Trappist, and Quadrupel
Brown Ale
Dark Ale – Stouts (with even more subcategories) and Porters
Pale Ale – Althier, American, Bitter, IPA, Saison, and Scotch
Wheat beer – Berliner, Dunkel, Hefeweizen, Kristallweizen, Weizenbock, and White

Most Common Lagers:
Bock – Doppelbock, Eisbock, Maibock, and Weizenbock
Dunkel Lager
Marzen, also called Oktoberfest
Pale Lager – Dortmander, Dry, Helles, Pilsner, and Spezial
Vienna Lager

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