New Categories Include Three Styles of Juicy or Hazy Ales
Boulder, Colo. • March 20, 2018—The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers—today released its Beer Style Guidelines for 2018. Reviewed and revised annually by the BA, these guidelines serve as a model resource for brewers, beer judges and competition organizers, and celebrate the great diversity of beer around the world.
Hundreds of revisions, edits, format changes and additions were made to this year’s guidelines, including updates to existing beer styles and the creation of new categories. Updates of note include
- Juicy or Hazy Ale Styles
- Contemporary American-Style Pilsener
- Classic Australian-Style Pale Ale and Australian-Style Pale Ale
- Gose and Contemporary Gose