ABV stands for Alcohol by volume. The average ABV for a light beer is 4%. Anything above 9% is limited to ONE. Limit ONE and then switch to a lower ABV beer. One high ABV beer is equivalent to two or three beers!
International Bitterness Unit. Describes the amount of HOPPS a beer has
(bitterness). A light beer is 10-30 IBU. Color doesn’t determine IBU. Brown ales are
around 10 even though they're dark in color. IPA start at 60 and can go over 100 IBU.
Crisp, light & refreshing. Typically will not be over 5% ABV, 10-20 IBU.
Serve to someone who is new to the Craft Brew world and still deciding their preferences.
LIGHT BEER STYLES: Lager, Pilsner, Blonde, Golden Ale
LIGHT BEER EXAMPLES: Coles Trickle Lager, Kona LongBoard Lager, Naughty
Blonde, Blonde Bombshell
Typically will not be over 5% ABV, 10-20 IBU. Sweet with ingredients consisting of chocolate, caramel and malt. This is good for someone who likes a light style beer but wants to try something a bit more complex.
BROWN ALE EXAMPLES: Moose Drool, Bridge 99 Brown, Mount Up Maple Brown
Usually run 5-6.5% ABV, 20-40 IBU. A great red color that comes from
caramel with nice mild hints of hops.
RED ALE EXAMPLES: Men’s Room Red, Firestorm Red
India Red Ale. Usually run 5-7.5% ABV, 50-75 IBU. A hopped up Red Ale.
RED ALE EXAMPLES: Deschutes IRA, Double Mountain IRA
India Pale Ale. Usually run 6-9% ABV, 60-100 IBU. Different styles of hops will produce different flavors.
IPA EXAMPLES: Citra Hopps will have a more citrus flavor. Other styles have a stronger Hopps flavor.
CITRA HOPPS IPA: Fresh Squeezed, Lucille IPA, Joe
BITTER HOPPS IPA: Super Goose IPA, RPM
Usually run 9-11% ABV, 80-120 IBU. Strongest hops flavor.
DOUBLE IPA EXAMPLES – Hopp Venom, Notorious, Maui Wowie
Usually run 4-7% ABV, 5-25 IBU. There are a variety of flavors. Chocolate & Espresso are the predominate choices. Can also have smoky or nutty flavors.
STOUTS & PORTERS EXAMPLES: Shades, Black 13, Lights out Stout
Usually 4-5% ABV, 20-30 IBU. Made with wheat so it has an intense yeast flavor and is generally served with fruit. Typically unfiltered so it often has a cloudy appearance.
HEFEWEIZEN EXAMPLES: Headwater Heff, Widmer
ABV 5.5-6.5% Does not have an IBU because there is no Hopps!
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