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A Great Link for Beer Information

"There is good evidence that grain beverages were brewed by ancient cultures in Egypt and the Middle East, but Europeans commonly credit the form of beer that we recognize today as having been developed by Bavarian brewers in the 16th century."

You'll find this and many other interesting bits of information at, the on-line journal of the Beverage Testing Institute. With thousands of tasting notes on all kinds of beverages, this is a site that you can spend hours surfing. The site also has information on Wine and Spirits, but the Beer section is one of the best we've seen.

One of the most interesting things in the Beer section is the descriptions of the different styles of beer around the world. The choice of brands in the refrigerated section of the grocery store is nothing compared to the comprehensive list of styles described here. Click on the main headings below to find out more about each type.

Belgian & Continental Style Ales

Abbey Dubbel
Abbey Single
Abbey Tripel
Belgian Style Amber Ale
Belgian Style Blonde Ale
Belgian Style Golden Ale
Belgian Style Red Ale
Belgian Style Strong Ale
Biere de Garde
Flemish Style Brown Ale

British & North American Style Ales

Amber Ale
American Ale
Barley Wine
Black & Tan
Cream Ale
English Style Brown Ale
India Pale Ale
Irish Style Ale
Mild Ale
Pale Ale
Winter Ale
Scottish Style Ale
Strong Ale


Amber Lager
Black Beer
Dark Lager
Dry Beer
Ice Beer
"Light" & Reduced Calorie Lager
Malt Liquor
Munich Helles
Non Alcoholic Lager
Pale Lager
Vienna Märzen

Stouts & Porters

Dry Stout
Flavored Porter
Flavored Stout
Imperial Stout
Oatmeal Stout
Sweet Stout

Wheat Beers

Flavored Wheat Beer
Weizen Bock
Weizen Dunkel
Weizen Hefe
Weizen Kristall
Wheat Ale
White Beer

Specialty Beers & Hard Ciders

Draft Cider
Fruit Beer
Herb Spice Beer
Lambic Faro
Lambic Fruit
Lambic Gueuze

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