This Massive Beer Chart Guides You to a Great Drink (and Glass For It)
We've featured a few tools that make it easier for you to find a great beer, but this massive chart puts most of them to shame. Organized by type and and specific sub-categories, it'll help you find a great beer based on the ones you like, and also show you pick the perfect glass to enjoy it in.
The chart really is huge, so make sure to click "expand" on the image below to blow it up to full size. Worst case, open the image in a new tab to see it in its full glory. The chart starts out by breaking beer down into two basic categories: ales and lagers, and then takes off from there, going into German ales, American lagers, Pale ales, stouts and porters, and so on. Then it goes even deeper, to specific types of each of those, like Munich lagers (a subset of German lagers), or English porters and Russian Imperial stouts (as a subset of stouts and porters). You'll see categories you're probably familiar with if you're a fan of craft beer, and if you're not, there's a whole world to explore.
Then, as you narrow down to specific beer names and labels, follow the thin orange lines to see what type of glass those beers are usually enjoyed in, from the old school mug-handled beer steins to standard pint glasses, all the way up to the beer boot and the good old 40oz.