With the craft boom of recent times, customers can order from an increasingly large, diverse selection of beers. New microbreweries seem to open every other week, competing with each other as well as established Big Breweries. Beer-makers today employ modern innovations, Old World recipes and everything in between.
This rapidly expanding market has also swelled with terminology. The names of some styles and flavors may be unfamiliar to casual drinkers. Even craft aficionados may read a bar’s beer menu and wonder at the meaning of a certain selection.
Thus, we have compiled a list of major industry terms. This is intended for customers — whether a pub patron ordering a drink, or a manager buying for their store — and thus is lighter on technical brewing terminology.
You can access the list using the links below. The list of terms is available broken into sections, or as a complete list.