- There are now more "American-style" beers listed than beers from any other national origin.
- There are 35 subtypes listed under the catch-all "hybrid" category, more than lager subtypes (30)
- Bamberg gets a lot of love: four subtypes reference the city. (No other city, including Munich, is listed more than twice)
- Countries now referenced as origin points for styles: England, Scotland, Ireland, US, Germany, France, Belgium, Poland, Netherlands, Australia, Czech Republic, Austria (sort of--Vienna lager), and Japan--plus "Baltic-style," "Australasian," "Latin American," and "indigenous."
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Each style description is purposefully written independently of any reference to another beer style. Furthermore, as much as it is possible, beer character is not described in terms of ingredients or process. These guidelines attempt to emphasize final evaluation of the product and try not to judge or regulate the formulation or manner in which it was brewed, except in special circumstances that clearly define a style.
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