The Brewers Association has officially updated their Beer Style Guidelines for 2011, according to beeradvocate.com. Currently the guidelines, which are used for judging brews in distinguished beer competitions, describe 140 different styles of beer and are updated annually.
Some beer styles have had major updates made for the year, including descriptions for:
- Belgo-American-Style Ales
- Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin/Oud Red
- German Bock
- Rye Beer
- American-Style Sour Ale
A new beer style has even been added to the guidelines; American-Style Brett Ale. Plus, American-Style India Black Ale has an updated description and has been renamed to just American-Style Black Ale.
Want a copy for your own? Download the Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines.
Cheers to the hard work and constant improvements by those in The Brewers Association! May no brew be left uncategorized.
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