Great American Beer Festival

Beer Styles

Hybrid/Mixed Styles

  • American-Style Wheat Beer (Light & Dark)
  • American-Style Wheat Beer With Yeast (Light & Dark)
  • American-Style Fruit Beer
  • Fruit Wheat Beer
  • Belgian-Style Fruit Beer
  • Pumpkin Beer
  • Field Beer
  • Herb and Spice Beer
  • Chocolate Beer
  • Coffee Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • Rye Beer
  • Rye Ale or Lager with or without Yeast
  • German-Style Rye Ale with or without Yeast
  • Specialty Honey Beer
  • Session Beer
  • Other Strong Beer
  • Other Strong Ale or Lager
  • American-Style Imperial Porter
  • American-Style Wheat Wine Ale
  • American-Style Ice Lager
  • American-Style Malt Liquor
  • Experimental Beer
  • Experimental Beer
  • Japanese Sake-Yeast Beer
  • Wild Beer
  • Fresh or Wet Hop Ale
  • Indigenous/Regional Beer
  • Historical Beer
  • Historical Beer
  • Dutch-Style Kuit Beer
  • Grodziskie
  • Adambier
  • Gluten-Free Beer
  • American-Belgo-Style Ale
  • Pale American-Belgo-Style Ale
  • Dark American-Belgo-Style Ale
  • American-Style Sour Ale
  • American-Style Sour Ale
  • Fruited American-Style Sour Ale
  • American-Style Brett Beer
  • Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer
  • Wood- and Barrel-Aged Pale to Amber Beer
  • Wood- and Barrel-Aged Dark Beer
  • Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer
  • Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
  • Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
  • Fruited Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
  • Aged Beer
  • Kellerbier or Zwickelbier
  • Unfiltered German-Style Lager
  • Unfiltered German-Style Ale
  • Smoke Beer
  • Bamberg-Style Weiss Rauchbier (Helles or Dunkel)
  • Bamberg-Style Helles Rauchbier
  • Bamberg-Style Märzen Rauchbier
  • Bamberg-Style Bock Rauchbier
  • Smoke Porter
  • Other Smoke Beer

Lager Beer Styles

  • American-Style or International-Style Pilsener
  • American-Style Pilsener
  • International-Style Pilsener
  • German-Style Pilsener
  • Bohemian-Style Pilsener
  • Munich-Style Helles
  • Dortmunder or German-Style Oktoberfest
  • Dortmunder/European-Style Export
  • German-Style Oktoberfest/Wiesn
  • American-Style Lager or Light Lager
  • American-Style Lager
  • American-Style Light (Low Calorie) & Low Carbohydrate Lager
  • American-Style Cream Ale
  • Vienna-Style Lager
  • German-Style Märzen
  • American-Style Amber Lager
  • American-Style Amber Lager
  • American-Style Amber Lager
  • California Common Beer
  • American-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest
  • European-Style Dunkel
  • American-Style Dark Lager
  • German-Style Schwarzbier
  • Bock
  • Bock
  • Traditional German-Style Bock
  • German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock
  • German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock
  • German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock
  • German-Style Doppelbock
  • German-Style Eisbock
  • Baltic-Style Porter

Ale Beer Styles

  • Golden or Blonde Ale
  • German-Style Kölsch
  • English-Style Summer Ale
  • Classic English-Style Pale Ale
  • English-Style India Pale Ale
  • International-Style Pale Ale
  • International-Style Pale Ale
  • International-Style Pale Ale
  • Australian-Style Pale Ale
  • American-Style Pale Ale
  • American-Style Strong Pale Ale
  • American-Style India Pale Ale
  • Imperial India Pale Ale
  • American-Style Amber/Red Ale
  • Imperial Red Ale
  • English-Style Mild Ale
  • English-Style Mild Ale
  • English-Style Pale Mild Ale
  • English-Style Dark Mild Ale
  • Ordinary or Special Bitter
  • Ordinary or Special Bitter
  • Ordinary Bitter
  • Special Bitter or Best Bitter
  • Extra Special Bitter
  • Extra Special Bitter
  • English-Style Extra Special Bitter
  • American-Style Extra Special Bitter
  • Scottish-Style Ale
  • Scottish-Style Ale
  • Scottish-Style Light Ale
  • Scottish-Style Heavy Ale
  • Scottish-Style Export Ale
  • Irish-Style Red Ale
  • English-Style Brown Ale
  • American-Style Brown Ale
  • American-Style Black Ale
  • German-Style Sour Ale
  • German-Style Sour Ale
  • Berliner-Style Weisse
  • Leipzig-Style Gose
  • German-Style Altbier
  • South German-Style Hefeweizen
  • German-Style Wheat Ale
  • German-Style Wheat Ale
  • German-Style Leichtes Weizen
  • South German-Style Kristal Weizen
  • South German-Style Bernsteinfarbenes Weizen/Weissbier
  • South German-Style Dunkel Weizen
  • South German-Style Weizenbock
  • Belgian-Style Blonde Ale or Pale Ale
  • Belgian-Style Blonde Ale or Pale Ale
  • Belgian-Style Blonde Ale
  • Belgian-Style Pale Ale
  • Belgian-Style Witbier
  • French & Belgian-Style Saison
  • Belgian- and French-Style Ale
  • Belgian- and French-Style Ale
  • French-Style Bière de Garde
  • Other Belgian and French Ale
  • Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale
  • Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale
  • Belgian-Style Lambic
  • Belgian-Style Gueuze Lambic
  • Belgian-Style Fruit Lambic
  • Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ale
  • Other Belgian-Style Sour Ale
  • Belgian-Style Abbey Ale
  • Belgian-Style Abbey Ale
  • Belgian-Style Dubbel
  • Belgian-Style Quadrupel
  • Other Belgian-Style Abbey Ale
  • Belgian-Style Tripel
  • Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale
  • Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale
  • Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale
  • Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale
  • Other Belgian-Style Ale
  • Other Belgian-Style Ale
  • Other Belgian-Style Ale
  • Other Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale
  • Belgian-Style Table Beer
  • Brown Porter
  • Robust Porter
  • Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
  • Foreign-Style Stout
  • American-Style Stout
  • Sweet Stout or Cream Stout
  • Oatmeal Stout
  • Imperial Stout
  • Imperial Stout
  • British-Style Imperial Stout
  • American-Style Imperial Stout
  • Scotch Ale
  • Scotch Ale
  • Traditional Scotch Ale
  • Peated Scotch Ale
  • Old Ale or Strong Ale
  • Old Ale or Strong Ale
  • Old Ale
  • Strong Ale
  • Barley Wine-Style Ale
  • Barley Wine-Style Ale
  • British-Style Barley Wine Ale
  • American-Style Barley Wine Ale
  • Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout