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Humans have enjoyed the fine art of brewing for thousands of years and much to the pleasure of beer drinkers everywhere, the fine art of brewing only continues to expand. Traditional styles are being created in different places all over the world through the combination of ingredients that would be mind-blowing to beer drinkers just a generation ago. To help curb the confusion and assist in developing a better understanding of the flavors available to modern consumers, we decided to create the Periodic Table of Beer using the most recent Gold Medal winners from the World Beer Cup Competition. Also known as the world’s most prestigious “Beer Olympics”, the bi-annual event involves over two hundred judges ranking 96 style categories.

In the table, the categories are separated between Hybrids in orange, Ales in green, and Lagers in blue. The different shades of each box represents the regional style varieties within each category. Click on any of the boxes for a more in depth look at the specific style, the beer name of the gold medal winner, the brewery responsible for it, its location, and how much alcohol it contains (a.k.a. ABV). We even created a downloadable poster so you can have an exquisite understanding of the finest flavored beer in the world.

Hybrid

1. Whammy Bar Wheat

Amplified Ale Works - San Diego, CA

ABV - 5.0%

American-Style Wheat Beer (Hybrid)

2. Fuzztail

Sunriver Brewing - Sunriver, OR

ABV - 5.0%

American-Style Wheat Beer with Yeast (Hybrid)

3. Shady Spot

Susquehanna Brewing Co. - Pittston, PA

ABV - 4.7%

Fruit Beer (Hybrid)

4. First Peach Ale

Blue Moon Brewing Co. ® - Golden, CO

ABV - 5.6%

Fruit Wheat Beer (Hybrid)

5. Rosetta

Brewery Ommegang - Cooperstown, NY

ABV - 5.6%

Belgian-Style Fruit Beer (Hybrid)

6. Pump Action Imperial Pumpkin Ale

4 Noses Brewing Co. - Broomfield, CO

ABV - 6.1%

Pumpkin Beer (Hybrid)

7. Ponce

Quest Brewing Co. - Greenville, SC

ABV - 5.0%

Field Beer (Hybrid)

8. Yellow Fever

Comrade Brewing Co. - Denver, CO

ABV - 5.8%

Chili Beer (Hybrid)

9. Sakura Mankai Lager

Chateau Kamiya Ushiku Brewery - Ushiku, Japan

ABV - 5.0%

Herb and Spice Beer (Hybrid)

10. Pasteur Street Cyclo Stout

Pasteur Street Brewing Co. - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

ABV - 13.0%

Chocolate Beer (Hybrid)

11. Mocha Machine

Beachwood BBQ & Brewing - Long Beach, CA

ABV - 9.2%

Coffee Beer (Hybrid)

12. Maple Bacon Coffee Porter

Funky Buddha Brewery - Oakland Park, FL

ABV - 6.4%

Specialty Beer (Hybrid)

13. Rye Dawn

Breakwater Brewing Co. - Oceanside, CA

ABV - 6.8%

Rye Beer (Hybrid)

14. Honey Chamomile Wheat

Nexus Brewery - Albuquerque, NM

ABV - 6.0%

Honey Beer (Hybrid)

15. Otra Vez

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. - Mills River, NC

ABV - 4.5%

Session Beer (Hybrid)

16. Little Secret

Triptych Brewing - Savoy, IL

ABV - 5.0%

Session India Pale Ale (Hybrid)

17. Brilliant

10 Barrel Brewing Co. - Bend, OR

ABV - 7.5%

Other Strong Beer (Hybrid)

18. Arima Japan Ale

Konishi Brewing Co. - Itami, Japan

ABV - 5.5%

Experimental Beer (Hybrid)

19. High Ground IPA

Manitou Brewing Co. - Manitou Springs, CO

ABV - 7.0%

Fresh or Wet Hop Ale (Hybrid)

20. Archetype Historical IPA

Circle Brewing Co. - Austin, TX

ABV - 7.5%

Historical Beer (Hybrid)

21. Glutenberg India Pale Ale

Brasseurs Sans Gluten - Montreal, Canada

ABV - 6.0%

Gluten-Free Beer (Hybrid)

22. Snowcat White IPA

Rock Bottom - Chicago - Chicago, IL

ABV - 6.1%

American-Belgo-Style Ale (Hybrid)

23. Confliction

Sloop Brewing - Elizaville, NY

ABV - 4.0%

American-Style Sour Ale (Hybrid)

24. Blushing Star

Liquid Riot Bottling Co. - Portland, ME

ABV - 8.0%

Brett Beer (Hybrid)

25. Bourbon Barrel Aged Koffi Porter

La Quinta Brewing Co. - Palm Desert, CA

ABV - 8.5%

Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (Hybrid)

26. Bourbon Barrel Aged Jinx Remover

Fall Brewing Co. - San Diego, CA

ABV - 8.2%

Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer (Hybrid)

27. A Night to End All Dawns

Kane Brewing - Ocean, NJ

ABV - 12.4%

Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout (Hybrid)

28. Love Among the Ruins

Thornbridge - Bakewell, United Kingdom

ABV - 7.0%

Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer (Hybrid)

29. Nine-Tailed Fox

Nasu Kohgen Beer Co. - Nasumachi, Japan

ABV - 11.0%

Aged Beer (Hybrid)

30. Baumgartner Junghopfenpils

Brauerei Jos. Baumgartner - Schaerding, Austria

ABV - 4.8%

Kellerbier or Zwickelbier (Hybrid)

31. Ashes from the Grave

Monkey Paw Brewing - San Diego, CA

ABV - 6.6%

Smoke Beer (Hybrid)

Lager

32. Miller Lite

Miller Brewing Co. - Milwaukee, WI

ABV - 4.2%

Light Lager (Lager - Other)

33. BEER

La Cumbre Brewing Co. - Albuquerque, NM

ABV - 4.7%

International-Style Lager (Lager - Other)

34. Apogee Baltic Porter

Morgan Territory Brewing - Tracy, CA

ABV - 8.0%

Baltic-Style Porter (Lager - European)

35. Trumer Pils

Trumer Brauerei - Berkeley, CA

ABV - 4.8%

German-Style Pilsener (Lager - European)

36. Duchovni

Medusa Brewing Co. - Hudson, MA

ABV - 5.5%

Bohemian-Style Pilsener (Lager - European)

37. Loewenbraeu Original

Loewenbraeu - Muenchen, Germany

ABV - 5.2%

Muenchner-Style Helles (Lager - European)

38. Festbier

Muellerbraeu - Pfaffenhofen, Germany

ABV - 5.6%

Dortmunder/Export or German-Style Oktoberfest (Lager - European)

39. Dock Time

Stony Creek Brewery - Branford, CT

ABV - 4.8%

Vienna-Style Lager (Lager - European)

40. Hissy Fit Marzen Lager

Bitter Sisters Brewing Co. - Addison, TX

ABV - 5.8%

German-Style Maerzen (Lager - European)

41. I Dunkled in My Pants

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. - Arroyo Grande - Santa Barbara, CA

ABV - 5.2%

European-Style Dark/Muenchner Dunkel (Lager - European)

42. Schwartz Bier

Devils Backbone Brewing Co. - Outpost - Lexington, VA

ABV - 4.8%

German-Style Schwarzbier (Lager - European)

43. Maibock

Stoudts Brewing Co. - Adamstown, PA

ABV - 7.0%

German-Style Bock or Maibock (Lager - European)

44. Lucubrator

Occidental Brewing Co. - Portland, OR

ABV - 6.75%

German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock (Lager - European)

45. Rainier Lager

Pabst Brewing Co. - Los Angeles, CA

ABV - 4.6%

American-Style Lager (Lager - North American)

46. Steam Engine Lager

Steamworks Brewing Co. - Durango, CO

ABV - 5.5%

American-Style Amber Lager (Lager - North American)

47. Jump Seat Black Lager

Lancaster Brewing Co. - Lancaster, PA

ABV - 5.5%

American-Style Dark Lager (Lager - North American)

Ale

48. Triumvirate

Reuben’s Brews - Seattle, WA

ABV - 6.0%

Australian- or International-Style Pale Ale (Ale - Other)

49. Claritas

Mike Hess Brewing Co. - North Park - San Diego, CA

ABV - 5.8%

German-Style Koelsch (Ale - German)

50. 90 Shilling

Odell Brewing Co. - Fort Collins, CO

ABV - 5.3%

German-Style Altbier (Ale - German)

51. Volkssekt

Bend Brewing Co. - Bend, OR

ABV - 3.8%

German-Style Sour Ale (Ale - German)

52. Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier

Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan - Freising, Germany

ABV - 5.4%

South German-Style Hefeweizen (Ale - German)

53. Franziskaner Weissbier Royal

Spaten-Franziskaner-Braeu - Muenchen, Germany

ABV - 6.0%

German-Style Wheat Ale (Ale - German)

54. Ladenburger Weizenbock Hell

Brauerei Ladenburger - Neuler, Germany

ABV - 8.0%

South German-Style Weizenbock (Ale - German)

55. Hoegaarden Wit

Hoegaarden Brewery - Hoegaarden, Belgium

ABV - 4.9%

Belgian-Style Witbier (Ale - Belgian/ French)

56. Classic Saison

Blackberry Farm Brewery - Walland, TN

ABV - 6.0%

French & Belgian-Style Saison (Ale - Belgian/ French)

57. Barrel Aged Woodthrush

Little Fish Brewing Co. - Athens, OH

ABV - 6.6%

Belgian- and French-Style Ale (Ale - Belgian/ French)

58. La Trappe Trappist Blond

Bierbrouwerij de Koningshoeven - Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands

ABV - 6.5%

Belgian-Style Pale Ale or Blonde Ale (Ale - Belgian/ French)

59. Oude Geuze Boon Black Label

Brouwerij Boon - Lembeek, Belgium

ABV - 7.0%

Belgian-Style Sour Ale (Ale - Belgian/ French)

60. Yearling

Eagle Rock Brewery - Los Angeles, CA

ABV - 6.6%

Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ale (Ale - Belgian/ French)

61. Sanitarium

Bier Brewery and Taproom - Indianapolis, IN

ABV - 13.0%

Belgian-Style Dubbel or Quadrupel (Ale - Belgian/ French)

62. Bedotter

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant - Lancaster - Lancaster, PA

ABV - 9.5%

Belgian-Style Tripel (Ale - Belgian/ French)

63. Treachery

12Degree Brewing - Louisville, CO

ABV - 8.0%

Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale (Ale - Belgian/ French)

64. The Sixth Glass

Boulevard Brewing Co. - Kansas City, MO

ABV - 10.5%

Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale (Ale - Belgian/ French)

65. Supernatural

Crooked Run Brewing - Leesburg, VA

ABV - 10.0%

Other Belgian-Style Ale (Ale - Belgian/ French)

66. Song In Your Heart

Discretion Brewing - Soquel, CA

ABV - 4.0%

English-Style Mild Ale (Ale - British)

67. James Squires The Swindler Summer Ale

West End Brewery - Thebarton, Australia

ABV - 4.2%

English-Style Summer Ale (Ale - British)

68. Amber

Dry Dock Brewing Co. - North Dock - Aurora, CO

ABV - 5.8%

Ordinary or Special Bitter (Ale - British)

69. Caldera Ashland Amber

Caldera Brewing Co. - Ashland, OR

ABV - 5.4%

Classic English-Style Pale Ale (Ale - British)

70. ESB

Bier Brewery and Taproom - Indianapolis, IN

ABV - 6.2%

Extra Special Bitter (Ale - British)

71. Independence Pass Ale

Aspen Brewing Co. - Aspen, CO

ABV - 7.0%

English-Style India Pale Ale (Ale - British)

72. Kilt Lifter

Four Peaks Brewing Co. - Wilson Street - Tempe, AZ

ABV - 6.0%

Scottish-Style Ale (Ale - British)

73. Boar Brown

Pig Pounder Brewery - Greensboro, NC

ABV - 5.0%

English-Style Brown Ale (Ale - British)

74. Capella Porter

Ecliptic Brewing - Portland, OR

ABV - 5.2%

Brown Porter (Ale - British)

75. P.M. Porter

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery - West Covina - West Covina, CA

ABV - 6.4%

Robust Porter (Ale - British)

76. Chocolate Milk Stout

Boxing Bear Brewing Co. - Albuquerque, NM

ABV - 5.4%

Sweet Stout or Cream Stout (Ale - British)

77. Scaredy Cat

Vintage Brewing Co. - Madison, WI

ABV - 6.0%

Oatmeal Stout (Ale - British)

78. Clan Warrior Scotch Ale

Odyssey Beerwerks - Arvada, CO

ABV - 8.9%

Scotch Ale (Ale - British)

79. Arch Devil Imperial Stout

DevilCraft - Shinagawa-ku, Japan

ABV - 10.3%

British-Style Imperial Stout (Ale - British)

80. Ninja Pirate

Black Lotus Brewing Co. - Clawson, MI

ABV - 13.5%

Old Ale or Strong Ale (Ale - British)

81. 2013 10&2 Barleywine

Fifty West Brewing Co. - Cincinnati, OH

ABV - 10.2%

Barley Wine-Style Ale (Ale - British)

82. Reilly’s Red

Devils Backbone Brewing Co. - Outpost - Lexington, VA

ABV - 5.5%

Irish-Style Red Ale (Ale - Irish)

83. Minoh Beer STOUT

A·J·I Beer - Minoh, Japan

ABV - 5.5%

Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout (Ale - Irish)

84. Fade to Black, Volume 1

Left Hand Brewing Co. - Longmont, CO

ABV - 8.5%

Export Stout (Ale - Irish)

85. Power & Light Pale

Independence Brewing - Austin, TX

ABV - 5.5%

Golden or Blonde Ale (Ale - North American)

86. Pistol River Pale

Arch Rock Brewing Co. - Gold Beach, OR

ABV - 6.0%

American-Style Pale Ale (Ale - North American)

87. Lucky Day

Central Coast Brewing Co. - San Luis Obispo, CA

ABV - 7.2%

American-Style Strong Pale Ale (Ale - North American)

88. I Love It!

Noble Ale Works - Anaheim, CA

ABV - 7.5%

American-Style India Pale Ale (Ale - North American)

89. Hop JuJu Imperial IPA

Fat Head’s Brewery - Middleburg Heights - Middleburg Heights, OH

ABV - 9.0%

Imperial India Pale Ale (Ale - North American)

90. Epiphany Red Ale

Iron Springs Pub & Brewery - Fairfax, CA

ABV - 5.5%

American-Style Amber/Red Ale (Ale - North American)

91. Summit Sunrise

Denver Beer Co. - Canworks - Denver, CO

ABV - 6.3%

Double Red Ale (Ale - North American)

92. Blood Junkie

Three Weavers Brewing Co. - Inglewood, CA

ABV - 8.7%

Imperial Red Ale (Ale - North American)

93. Granola Brown Ale

Black Hog Brewing - Oxford, CT

ABV - 5.5%

American-Style Brown Ale (Ale - North American)

94. Turmoil

Barley Brown’s Brew Pub - Baker City, OR

ABV - 7.8%

American-Style Black Ale (Ale - North American)

95. The Defender

Haymarket Pub & Brewery - Chicago, IL

ABV - 7.0%

American-Style Stout (Ale - North American)

96. Blot Out the Sun

Three Floyds Brewing Co. - Munster, IN

ABV - 10.4%

American-Style Imperial Stout (Ale - North American)

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