Beer 101: What's The Difference Between Varieties?

Know Your Beer: Pale Ales, IPAs, Stouts, Porters And More

Craft beer has been experiencing a renaissance for quite some time now. And while we certainly aren't complaining about this, there's one issue that keeps coming up. Every day there are more and more beer options at the store. This is fun and exciting for beer lovers, but it's making it harder and harder to know which beer to choose (not exactly the worst problem to have, we know).

This is especially challenging if you're still a little unclear on the difference between a pilsner and a pale ale, a porter or a stout. Not long ago, you could walk into a store and, even if you didn't know the flavor profiles of different types of beer, you at least knew which brand you liked and what the label looked like.

There are so many fun beer options to choose from; and new breweries are popping up at the liquor store everyday featuring unique brews with names like Heart of Darkness and Founder's Double Trouble. Don't let your beer ignorance hold you back from enjoying beer's revival. Click through the slideshow below for a quick tutorial on the different types of beer.

What's your favorite beer variety? Leave a comment.


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