5. Styles Sorted Using History

This system attempts to break the styles into groups based on historical development and derived styles in a more granular approach than the style family sorting.

(5) 1. Pilsner (5) 15. English Mild
A. 3A. Czech Pale Lager
B. 3B. Czech Premium Pale Lager
C. 5D. German Pils
D. 7C. Kellerbier (Pale Kellerbier)
E. 27. Historical Beer (Pre-Pro Lager)
F. 5A. German Leichtbier
A. 13A. Dark Mild
(5) 2. Mass Market Pale Lager (5) 16. Dark American Beer (derived from English Styles)
A. 1B. American Lager
B. 2A. International Pale Lager
C. 1A. American Light Lager
A. 19C. American Brown Ale
B. 27. Historical Beer (Pre-Pro Porter)
C. 20A. American Porter
D. 20B. American Stout
(5) 3. European Pale Lager (5)17. Porter
A. 5C. Helles Exportbier
B. 4A. Munich Helles
C. 4B. Festbier
D. 4C. Helles Bock
A. 13C. English Porter
B. 9C. Baltic Porter
(5) 4. Amber Lager (5) 18. Irish Stout
A. 7A. Vienna Lager
B. 6A. Märzen
C. 7C. Kellerbier (Amber Kellerbier)
D. 3C. Czech Amber Lager
E. 2B. International Amber Lager
A. 16D. Foreign Extra Stout
B. 15C. Irish Extra Stout
C. 15B. Irish Stout
(5) 5. European Smoked Beer (5) 19. English Stout
A. 27. Historical Beer (Piwo Grodziskie)
B. 27. Historical Beer (Lichtenhainer)
C. 6B. Rauchbier
A. 20C. Imperial Stout
B. 16B. Oatmeal Stout
C. 16A. Sweet Stout
D. 16C. Tropical Stout
(5) 6. Indigenous American Beer (5) 20. Strong Ale
A. 1C. Cream Ale
B. 19B. California Common
C. 27. Historical Beer (Kentucky Common)
D. 18A. Blonde Ale
A. 17B. Old Ale
B. 17A. British Strong Ale
C. 22B. American Strong Ale
(5) 7. Dark Lager (5) 21. Barleywine
A. 8A. Munich Dunkel
B. 3D. Czech Dark Lager
C. 8B. Schwarzbier
D. 2C. International Dark Lager
A. 17D. English Barleywine
B. 22C. American Barleywine
C. 22D. Wheatwine
(5) 8. Bock (5) 22. Belgian Ale
A. 6C. Dunkles Bock
B. 9A. Doppelbock
C. 9B. Eisbock
A. 25A. Belgian Blond Ale
B. 26A. Trappist Single
C. 26B. Belgian Dubbel
(5) 9. English Pale Ale (5) 23. Belgian Strong Ale
A. 11A. Ordinary Bitter
B. 11B. Best Bitter
C. 11C. Strong Bitter
D. 12C. English IPA
A. 26C. Belgian Tripel
B. 25C. Belgian Golden Strong Ale
C. 26D. Belgian Dark Strong Ale
(5) 10. Pale Ales (derived from English Pale Ale) (5) 24. Wheat Beer
A. 15A. Irish Red Ale
B. 12B. Australian Sparkling Ale
C. 24B. Belgian Pale Ale
D. 12A. British Golden Ale
A. 10A. Weissbier
B. 10B. Dunkles Weissbier
C. 10C. Weizenbock
D. 24A. Witbier
E. 27. Historical Beer (Roggenbier)
F. 1D. American Wheat Beer
(5) 11. American Pale Beer (derived from English styles) (5) 25. German Sour Ale
A. 18B. American Pale Ale
B. 19A. American Amber Ale
C. 21A. American IPA
A. 23A. Berliner Weisse
B. 27. Historical Beer (Gose)
(5) 12. American Bitter Beer (derived from American IPA) (5) 26. Belgian Sour Ale
A. 21B. Specialty IPA (all)
B. 22A. Double IPA
A. 23B. Flanders Red
B. 23C. Oud Bruin
C. 23D. Lambic
D. 23E. Gueuze
E. 23F. Fruit Lambic
(5) 13. Top-Fermented German Lagers (5) 27. Specialty Beer
A. 5B. Kölsch
B. 7B. Altbier
A. All remaining beers in Categories 28-34
(5) 14. European Farmhouse Beer  
A. 24C. Bière de Garde
B. 25B. Saison
C. 27. Historical Beer (Sahti)