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The 54 Types of Craft Beer You Really Need to Know

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We found more types of craft beer than the average beer drinker can keep up with! How many of these styles have you tried?

Craft beer has boomed over the past 30 years, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing up anytime soon. There’s already an extraordinary craft brewery in every state, and new types of craft beer pop up every year. If you consider yourself a serious beer drinker, you should know about varieties like hazy IPAs, session beers, sours and wild ales.

How do I choose a craft beer?

For starters, beers are categorized by three types of yeast. The two most common are ale yeast (a top-fermenting yeast that works best at warm temperatures) and lager yeast, which ferments on the bottom at lower temperatures. The third uses a spontaneous yeast in the environment to make sour and wild beers.

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