Beer can be broken into two major classifications - ales and lagers. Ales date back thousands of years while lagers are relatively new, going back several hundred years. Ales are fermented with top-fermenting yeasts at relatively warm temperatures for short periods of time. Lagers are fermented with bottom-fermenting yeasts at cold temperatures for long periods of time. Those are the primary differences.
From there beers begin to fall into subgroups based on what ingredients are used to make them, how long they are allowed to ferment, and what flavors are added. With the rapid increase of craft brewers there are more beers to try than ever before. Just take a look at the 99 Beers in 99 Cities list to get an idea of the variety that's out there.
Finding out what kind of beer you like can be fun, but also tricky. That's where our beer quiz comes in. Based on nothing more than questions a couple beer lovers thought would be good to ask, we present a way to decide which beer is right for you. Enjoy.