We love beer of all styles, flavors and colors. From an incredibly hoppy, aromatic IPA to a deep, chocolate and coffee stout or a light, easy-to-drink ale. There's truly something for everyone. That's the beauty of beer. With a craft beer boom dominating the country, there's even more brews to love and explore.
The folks over at the Brewers Association report that craft beer sales grew by 6.2 percent in 2016 and the craft beer market accounted for an astounding $23.5 billion (a 10 percent dollar sales growth).
With all the choices available, it can be incredibly confusing to differentiate between the various types of beer out there, which is evidences by our headline. Are you familiar with the many styles of beers on the market? Do you know what the difference is between an amber, ale, saison or an IPA? As much fun as it is studying the various styles of beer, we prefer to drink it.
From Ales and Ambers to IPAs and Stouts, there are a variety of beer styles to choose from.
Well, if you are curious about the various styles, we've taken the time to search the internet for the best, easy-to-understand, visually appealing explanation. It shouldn't come as a surprise the team at CraftBeer.com had done a masterful job. Since we are all about sharing what folks are doing in the beer scene, here's an awesome link to their page where they lay out the various styles of beer, complete with food pairing options, suggested glassware and serving temperatures. They also provide examples of beer types that represent each style when you click on the "learn more" tab.
So, go. Explore the various styles of beer, then let us know what's your style of choice. We want to know what beers you really enjoy and what beers we should try.