Ale Style Guide

Your guide to the various styles we brew, courtesy of Rate Beer.

Belgian-Style Ales

Abbey Dubbel
Abbey Tripel
Belgian Ale
Belgian India Pale Ale – Examples
Belgian Strong Ale
Bière de Garde

Sour Beer

Berliner Weisse
Lambic Style – Faro
Lambic Style – Fruit
Lambic Style – Gueuze
Lambic Style – Unblended
Sour Red/Brown
Sour/Wild AleExamples

Anglo-American Ales

Amber Ale
American Pale AleExamples
American Strong Ale
Barley WineExamples
Brown Ale – Examples
Brown India Pale Ale – Examples
Cream Ale
English Pale AleExamples
English Strong Ale
Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Imperial/Double IPA
India Pale Ale (IPA)Examples
Irish AleExamples
Kölsch – Examples
Mild Ale
Old Ale
Premium Bitter/ESB
Scotch AleExamples
Scottish Ale
Session IPA

Stouts and Porters

Baltic Porter
Black IPA/Dark CascadianExamples
Dry Stout
Foreign Stout
Imperial Stout
Imperial/Strong Porter
Sweet Stout

Wheat Beer

American Wheat Ale
Belgian White (Witbier)
German Hefeweizen
German Kristallweizen
Weizen Bock
Wheat Ale

California Common *

California CommonExamples


Fruit Beer – Examples
Sahti – Examples
Spiced Ale – Examples


* Why don’t we brew lagers? We specialize in ales, we find them much more versitile and complex than the other branch of styles. We do, on occasion, brew our interpretation of this hybrid of a brew. We prefer to call it a “Maryland” or “MoCo Common.”