BREWERY CHEAT SHEET*

Here are some basic beer terms to make you look like an expert at your next brewery stop!

BEER TYPES 

ALE

Full-bodied beers with hints of fruit or spice with a hoppy finish

LAGER

Most popular style of beer that is known for its crispness and refreshing finish

STOUT

Darker colored beer that is roasted with barley

MALT

Sweeter type of beer that contains notes of caramel, toffee, and nutty flavoring

BEER STYLES

PALE ALE

Fruity, copper-colored beer that is robust in flavor

IPA

Hoppier version of a pale ale

PILSNER 

Dry, crisp, and bitter flavor with a more distinctive hop taste

AMBER 

Versatile beer that is full bodied with malt aromas. Ambers can either be an ale or a lager

BLONDE

These ales are very pale with a dry and crisp flavor. They are considered to be low on the bitterness and hop scale

WHEAT

Light and easy to drink with very little aftertaste

BEER PHRASES

HOPS

Herb added to boiling wort or fermenting beer to impart a bitter aroma and flavor.

BARLEY

A cereal grain that is malted for use in the grist that becomes the mash in the brewing of beer

ABV: ALCOHOL BY VOLUME 

Amount of alcohol in beer in terms of percentage volume of alcohol per volume of beer 

IBU: INTERNATIONAL BITTERNESS UNITS

A system of indicating the hop bitterness in finished beer. The higher the rating, the more bitter the beer

SRM: STANDARD REFERENCE METHOD

Scaling system that specifies the color of beer. The higher the rating, the darker the brew

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*Brewery Cheat Sheet definitions from https://www.thebeerstore.ca/beer-101/beer-types/https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/101/terms/

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