Update to the BJCP Style Guidelines

2021 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines Update – Beer Judge Certification Program


This should not affect us studying the Guidelines too much:

While the structural changes are minor, each individual style description has been reviewed, edited, and updated to remove outdated or redundant material. Duplication was eliminated when Aroma and Flavor descriptions exactly matched.

Yet, this is “interesting”:

The Trappist Ale category is now named Monastic Ale, and the Trappist Single style is now Belgian Single.


New England IPA was renamed Hazy IPA and joins the IPA Category.

I do not agree with the renaming, but I suppose those are moves to be more “inclusive”. NEIPA is so widely exploited nowadays that the origin tends to be forgotten.

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It’s now available in Beersmith!

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