Beer 101: Glossary

Craft beer, both when drinking it or brewing it, comes with a lot of jargon attached to it. IBU? ABV? Diacetyl? Specific gravity? There’s a lot to learn. Lucky for all of us, there are some fantastic craft beer glossaries out there that can solve some of these vocabulary mysteries.

My personal favorites are this one from beeradvocate and this one from

There was a brief moment in which I considered making my own beer glossaries, but these are such great examples already – and from reputable sources, too – that it seemed maybe a little bit silly for me to try and tackle such a project. Happy glossary-ing!