Beer styles are difficult to categorise precisely. One person's mild is another person's old ale. Some dark dry ales lie equally between stout, dark bitter and mild, while others fall definitely into only one category. Thus the following are only broad categories.

ABV – Alcohol By Volume

The standard measurement of the alcoholic strength of a beer. The measure gives the volume of pure alcohol to be found in a given volume of beer. Thus 5% ABV means that in a 100ml sample there is 5ml of pure alcohol.

A guide to each style can be found below: