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Browse Beer, Cider, & Mead Recipes by Style


Below are a listing of all the BJCP Beer, Cider, and Mead styles. Click on a style below to browse recipes of each style. You may also click on a subheading such as 1 Light Lager, 2 Pilsner to browse recipes for all the styles within.

Note: OG, FG, SRM, and ABV are averaged.

Beer Styles

Style OG FG IBU SRM ABV
1 Light Lager
1A Lite American Lager 1.034 1.003 10 3 3.5%
1B Standard American Lager 1.045 1.007 12 3 4.75%
1C Premium American Lager 1.051 1.010 20 4 5.3%
1D Munich Helles 1.048 1.010 19 4 5.05%
1E Dortmunder Export 1.052 1.013 27 5 5.4%
2 Pilsner
2A German Pilsner (Pils) 1.047 1.011 35 4 4.8%
2B Bohemian Pilsener 1.050 1.015 40 5 4.8%
2C Classic American Pilsner 1.052 1.013 33 5 5.25%
3 European Amber Lager
3A Vienna Lager 1.049 1.012 24 13 5%
3B Oktoberfest/Märzen 1.054 1.014 24 11 5.25%
4 Dark Lager
4A Dark American Lager 1.050 1.010 14 18 5.1%
4B Munich Dunkel 1.052 1.013 23 21 5.05%
4C Schwarzbier (Black Beer) 1.049 1.013 27 24 4.9%
5 Bock
5A Maibock/Helles Bock 1.068 1.015 29 9 6.85%
5B Traditional Bock 1.068 1.016 24 18 6.75%
5C Doppelbock 1.092 1.020 21 16 8.5%
5D Eisbock 1.099 1.028 30 24 11.5%
6 Light Hybrid Beer
6A Cream Ale 1.049 1.009 18 4 4.9%
6B Blonde Ale 1.046 1.011 22 5 4.65%
6C Kölsch 1.047 1.009 25 5 4.8%
6D American Wheat or Rye Beer 1.048 1.011 23 5 4.75%
7 Amber Hybrid Beer
7A Northern German Altbier 1.050 1.013 33 16 4.85%
7B California Common Beer 1.051 1.013 38 12 5%
7C Düsseldorf Altbier 1.050 1.013 43 14 4.85%
8 English Pale Ale
8A Standard/Ordinary Bitter 1.036 1.009 30 9 3.5%
8B Special/Best/Premium Bitter 1.044 1.010 33 11 4.2%
8C Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) 1.054 1.013 40 12 5.4%
9 Scottish and Irish Ale
9A Scottish Light 60/- 1.033 1.012 15 13 2.85%
9B Scottish Heavy 70/- 1.038 1.013 18 13 3.55%
9C Scottish Export 80/- 1.047 1.013 23 13 4.45%
9D Irish Red Ale 1.052 1.012 23 14 5%
9E Strong Scotch Ale 1.100 1.037 26 20 8.25%
10 American Ale
10A American Pale Ale 1.053 1.013 38 10 5.35%
10B American Amber Ale 1.053 1.013 33 14 5.35%
10C American Brown Ale 1.053 1.013 30 27 5.25%
11 English Brown Ale
11A Mild 1.034 1.011 18 19 3.65%
11B Southern English Brown 1.038 1.013 16 27 3.45%
11C Northern English Brown Ale 1.046 1.011 25 17 4.8%
12 Porter
12A Brown Porter 1.046 1.011 27 25 4.7%
12B Robust Porter 1.057 1.014 38 29 5.65%
12C Baltic Porter 1.075 1.020 30 24 7.5%
13 Stout
13A Dry Stout 1.043 1.009 38 33 4.5%
13B Sweet Stout 1.052 1.018 30 35 5%
13C Oatmeal Stout 1.057 1.014 33 31 5.05%
13D Foreign Extra Stout 1.066 1.014 50 35 6.75%
13E American Stout 1.063 1.016 55 35 6%
13F Russian Imperial Stout 1.095 1.024 70 35 10%
14 India Pale Ale(IPA)
14A English IPA 1.063 1.014 50 11 6.25%
14B American IPA 1.066 1.014 55 11 6.5%
14C Imperial IPA 1.080 1.015 90 12 8.75%
15 German Wheat and Rye Beer
15A Weizen/Weissbier 1.048 1.012 12 5 4.95%
15B Dunkelweizen 1.050 1.012 14 19 4.95%
15C Weizenbock 1.077 1.019 23 19 7.25%
15D Roggenbier (German Rye Beer) 1.051 1.012 15 17 5.25%
16 Belgian and French Ale
16A Witbier 1.048 1.010 15 3 5%
16B Belgian Pale Ale 1.051 1.012 25 11 5.15%
16C Saison 1.057 1.007 28 10 6%
16D Bière de Garde 1.070 1.012 23 13 7.25%
16E Belgian Specialty Ale Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies
17 Sour Ale
17A Berliner Weisse 1.030 1.005 6 3 3.3%
17B Flanders Red Ale 1.053 1.007 18 13 5.55%
17C Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin 1.057 1.010 23 19 6%
17D Straight (Unblended) Lambic 1.047 1.006 5 5 5.75%
17E Gueuze 1.050 1.003 5 5 6.5%
17F Fruit Lambic 1.050 1.005 5 5 6%
18 Belgian Strong Ale
18A Belgian Blond Ale 1.069 1.013 23 6 6.75%
18B Belgian Dubbel 1.069 1.013 20 14 6.95%
18C Belgian Tripel 1.080 1.011 30 6 8.5%
18D Belgian Golden Strong Ale 1.083 1.011 29 5 9%
18E Belgian Dark Strong Ale 1.093 1.017 25 17 9.5%
19 Strong Ale
19A Old Ale 1.075 1.019 45 16 7.5%
19B English Barleywine 1.100 1.024 53 15 10%
19C American Barleywine 1.100 1.023 85 15 10%
20 Fruit Beer
20A Fruit Beer Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies
21 Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer
21A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies
21B Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies
22 Smoke-Flavored/Wood-Aged Beer
22A Classic Rauchbier 1.054 1.014 25 17 5.4%
22B Other Smoked Beer Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies
22C Wood-Aged Beer Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies
23 Specialty Beer
23A Specialty Beer Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies

Mead & Cider Styles

Style OG FG ABV
24 Traditional Mead
24A Dry Mead - - -
24B Semi-sweet Mead - - -
24C Sweet Mead - - -
25 Melomel (Fruit Mead)
25A Cyser - - -
25B Pyment - - -
25C Other Fruit Melomel - - -
26 Other Mead
26A Metheglin - - -
26B Braggot - - -
26C Open Category Mead - - -
27 Standard Cider and Perry
27A Common Cider 1.055 1.010 6.5%
27B English Cider 1.063 1.003 7.5%
27C French Cider 1.058 1.015 4.5%
27D Common Perry 1.055 1.010 6.1%
27E Traditional Perry 1.060 1.010 7%
28 Specialty Cider and Perry
28A New England Cider 1.080 1.003 10%
28B Fruit Cider 1.058 1.003 7%
28C Applewine 1.085 1.003 10.5%
28D Other Specialty Cider/Perry 1.073 1.008 8.5%
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