Beer 101 - American Ale to Weizenbock

 With over 10,000 brands of beer in the world, finding the right ones can be overwhelming! At BevMo!, we know beer. We’ll help you find the perfect beer for your personal taste and help you choose the best assortment to make your next party a huge success!   Use the following chart to simplify your beer selection.
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Ordering a Keg for Pickup

BevMo! has over 100 craft, domestic and imported beer kegs to choose from. Reserve yours today and we’ll have it ready for your party. Kegs must be pre-ordered for pick up at your local store and will typically be available in 4 days. However, note that some specialty craft brews and imported beers may require a longer lead time.  Please contact your local store for availability.

DON’T FORGET

TIPS FOR TAPPING

After bringing the keg home, let it settle for two hours. You want to ice it during this time making sure that the ice covers the outer circumference of the keg.

A tapped keg should stay fresh for about 24 hours.
 
 
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Growlers

Growlers are freshly-poured 64 oz. bottles that BevMo! offers in our AZ and WA stores* for purchase. A long-time favorite of beer connoisseurs, the growler is becoming more and more popular due to its convenient size and just-tapped taste. *Unfortunately, this size is not yet available in CA stores due to state regulations.
 
Ales

Barleywine

Higher alcohol content, similar to Old Ale.

Tasting:

Strong, Amber, Hoppy, Bitter

Glass Type

  • Tulip
  • Goblet

Popular brands include Smithwick's, Anchor Old Foghorn, Barleywine Ale.

Shop for Barleywine.

 

Belgian Ale

Abbey, Amber, Blond, Dubbel, Flemish Red, Quadrupel, Trappist, Tripel

Tasting:

Sour, Fruity, Floral, Herbal, Light

Glass Type

  • Tulip
  • Goblet
  • Flute
  • Chalice

Popular brands include Chimay, Affligen, Duval, Hoegaarden.

Shop for Belgian Ale.

 

Brown Ale

Dark amber or brown colored beer. Originated in London.

Tasting:

Sweet, Nutty, Caramel, Chocolate, Low Alcohol

Glass Type

  • English Pint

Popular brands include Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale and Newcastle Brown Ale.

Shop for Brown Ale.

 

Dark Ale

Stout, Chocolate, Coffee, Dry Stout, Imperial, Milk, Oatmeal, Oyster. Porters are also included in this category, though different.

Tasting:

Roasted Coffee, Oats/Sweetness, Bitter. Porter's tastes include Molasses, Honey, Coffee and Burnt Malt.

Glass Type

  • Imperial Pint

Popular brands include Guinness and Murphy's.

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Kolsch

Brewed only in Cologne, Germany.

Tasting:

Bright yellow straw

Glass Type

  • Stange

Popular brands include Calicraft Cali Colsch.

Shop for Kolsch.

 

Mild

Low-gravity beer with less alcohol, similar to Dark Ale

Tasting:

Light-bodied, Malty, Subdued, Hop

Glass Type

  • English Pint

Shop for Mild Beers.

 

Pale Ale

Altbier, American, English Bitter, IPA, Saison, Scotch Ale

Tasting:

Pale malt, Bitter

Glass Type

  • Snifter
  • Goblet

Popular brands include Sierra Nevada, Anchor Steam.

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Wheat Beer

Berliner, Weisse, Dunkel, Wheat, Hefeweizen, Weizenbock, White Beer

Tasting:

Coriander, Orange, Hops, Cloudy Appearance

Glass Type

  • Tall, glass

Popular brands include ... .

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Old Ale

Dark, malty beers brewed in England. Also known as Stock Ale.

Tasting:

Dark, Malty

Glass Type

  • Tulip
  • Goblet

Popular brands include Morland Hen's Tooth Old Ale and Old Speckled Hen.

Shop for Old Ale.

 
Lagers

Bock

Doppelbock, Eisbock, Maibock, Weizenbock.

Tasting:

Sweet, Strong, Malty, Toasty

Glass Type

  • Mug
  • German Pint

Popular brands include Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock, Shiner Bock and Michelob Amber Bock.

Shop for Bock.

 

Dunkel Lager

 

Tasting:

Distinctive Dark Color, Malty Flavor, Low Bitterness

Glass Type

  • Mug
  • German Pint

Popular brands include Hoffbrau Dunkel and Negra Modelo.

Shop for Dunkel Lager.

 

Märzen

Märzenbier, Wiener Märzen, Festbier, Oktoberfestbier.

Tasting:

Medium to Full Body, Malty Flavor, Clean, Dry Finish, Typically served at Oktoberfest

Glass Type

  • Dimpled Mug
  • Stein
  • German Pint

Popular brands include many Oktoberfest seasonal specials.

Shop for Märzen.

 

Pale Lager

Dortmunder, Dry Lager, Helles, Pilsner, Spezial

Tasting:

Dry, lean, clean-tasting and crisp.

Glass Type

  • Pilsner
  • American Pint

Popular brands include Spaten Lager, Pilsner Urquell, Asahi, Budweiser and Stella Artois.

Shop for Pale Lager.

 

Schwarzbier

Brewed only in Cologne, Germany.

Tasting:

Bright yellow straw

Glass Type

  • Mug
  • German Pint

Popular brands include Monchshof Schwarzbier.

Shop for Schwarzbier.

 

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