Friday, December 08, 2023

2023 Update on the 2021 BJCP Goal

If you follow this blog, you know I've renewed my old BJCP Goal.

Through a series of blog posts, I've discovered / acknowledged that I had not brewed whole categories in the 2021 Style Guidelines (see BJCP 2021 Style Guidelines, I lied, and 2021 BCJP Styles to Brew).

At some point, I decided to not only try to get every category covered, but work through all the styles (at least the ones that I'm interested in drinking)

I even came up with a "Roll-a-Style" concept to give me help deciding which style to brew.

After X-Mas Ale 2023 (Batch 347), I've now brewed at least one style in every BJCP Category. And ... I'm not planning on adding any more new styles before the end of the year.

In 2023, I've added ...


1A. American Light Lager (Jethro Bud Nelson Merican Lite Lager)

1B. American Lager (Mr. Awesome Merican Lager)                           

1C. Cream Ale (Gringo Cerveza Popcorn Ale)                               

1D. American Wheat Beer (Summer Lovin' American Wheat)

2.INTERNATIONAL LAGER                          

2A. International Pale Lager (Sin Lima Mexican Lager)                 

2B. International Amber Lager (Ulterior Motive Amber Lager)               

2C. International Dark Lager (No Drums Jack Black Lager)

3. CZECH LAGER         

3A. Czech Pale Lager 
I have not brewed anything that I've specifically tried to fit in this category. I wouldn't be surprised if some of my "International Pale Lager" could fit here, but I want to make a recipe specifically designed to fit here. (Roll-a-Style 1)

3B. Czech Premium Pale Lager (Ello Poppet Czech Pilsner)

3C. Czech Amber Lager 
I have not brewed this style, but I would like to. (Roll-a-Style 2)

3D. Czech Dark Lager (Scallywag Czech Dark Lager)

4. PALE MALTY EUROPEAN LAGER                   

4A. Munich Helles (Snowball's Chance (in) Helles)

4B. Festbier (Decemberfest Lager)

4C. Helles Bock (Helles in a Hand Bock-sket)

5. PALE BITTER EUROPEAN BEER                    

5A. German Leichtbier
I've never brewed one, but I really want to. (Roll-a-Style 3)

5B. Kölsch (Bad Lands Kölsch)  

5C. German Helles Exportbier (What the Helles Dortmunder)

5D. German Pils (Schreck Gartenzwerg Pilsner)

6. AMBER MALTY EUROPEAN LAGER                 

6A. Märzen (Rocktoberfest Lager)

6B. Rauchbier
I'm tempted to give myself credit for X-Mas Ale 2013, which was a smoked beer. However it really isn't to style. I'm honestly not overly excited about brewing this style. Maybe someday, but not soon. (Roll-a-Style "Bench")

6C. Dunkles Bock (Mardi Bock)  


7. AMBER BITTER EUROPEAN BEER                    

7A. Vienna Lager (Colorado Vienna Lager)

7B. Altbier (Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier)

8. DARK EUROPEAN LAGER                          

8A. Munich Dunkel (Cubs Win! Munich Dunkel)

8B. Schwarzbier (Khazad-dûm Black Lager)


9A. Doppelbock (Brother Bear Dopplebock)

9B. Eisbock 
I have not brewed one, and if I'm honest I don't really have the desire to concentrate a beer by freezing and removing the ice. (Roll-a-Style "Bench")

9C. Baltic Porter
This is a beer that I'm interested in brewing some day. (Roll-a-Style 4)


10A. Weissbier
Surprisingly, I have not brewed an official (German) Weissbier. I feel like this is one I'll have to do at least once. (Roll-a-Style "Bench")

10B. Dunkles Weissbier (Weizened Doonkle)

10C. Weizenbock 
Another one I'll have to put on the to-brew list. (Roll-a-Style 5)

11. BRITISH BITTER                                

11A. Ordinary Bitter (On Your Left)

11B. Best Bitter (Dudocs Best Bitter)                  

11C. Strong Bitter (Gnasty the Gnome ESB)   

12. PALE COMMONWEALTH BEER                     

12A. British Golden Ale  (Tortuga Golden Ale)

12B. Australian Sparkling Ale (Colorado Pelican Australian Sparkling Ale)        

12C. English IPA 
I really thought I had brewed an English IPA, but I'm not finding one. I suppose I'll have to brew one next year. (Roll-a-Style 6)


13. BROWN BRITISH BEER                          

13A. Dark Mild (Sloth Man English Mild)                      

13B. British Brown Ale (Lithuanian Autumn Ale)

13C. English Porter (Jolly Morlock Brown Porter)


14A. Scottish Light
I've never brewed a beer I called a "Scottish Light". Another one I should try to do next year. (Roll-a-Style 8)

14B. Scottish Heavy (Mor'du Scottish Ale)                       

14C. Scottish Export
Yep, this one too. (Roll-a-Style 11)

15.IRISH BEER                                  

15A. Irish Red Ale (McShepardSons Irish Ale)                      

15B. Irish Stout (Cinco de Bealtaine Irish Stout)

15C. Irish Extra Stout
Another style I've never brewed. Another one I'll have to rectify. (Roll-a-Style 12)


16. DARK BRITISH BEER                           

I brewed Gnaughty Gnome English Coffee Stout, which has the words "English" and "Stout" right in the name, but it doesn't really fit in any of these styles. I guess I'll have to pick one of these styles soonish.

16A. Sweet Stout   
Stouticus American Stout is probably the closest to this style, but I'm using that in the American Stout section. (Roll-a-Style 14)            

16B. Oatmeal Stout   (Grumkins and Snarks Oatmeal Stout)     

16C. Tropical Stout
Someday (Roll-a-Style 15)                

16D. Foreign Extra Stout
Someday (Roll-a-Style 17)


17. STRONG BRITISH ALE                           

17A. British Strong Ale 

I'm not really even sure what this style is. More investigation required. (Roll-a-Style 18)  

17B. Old Ale (various X-Mas Ales                             

17C. Wee Heavy 
Probably the most accessible style in this group, and probably the one I'll brew first. (Roll-a-Style 19)

17D. English Barley Wine 
I honestly thought I had brewed an English Barley Wine. But, it doesn't look like I have. (Roll-a-Style "Bench")

18. PALE AMERICAN ALE                          

18A. Blonde Ale (Laser Salt Sandy Blonde Ale)                        

18B. American Pale Ale (Muggled Pale Ale)



19A. American Amber Ale (Eric's Red Ale)

19B. California Common (Bridge Fog California Common)               

19C. American Brown Ale (Imaginary Dragon Brown Ale)


20. AMERICAN PORTER AND STOUT                  

20A. American Porter
Another style that I'm surprised to not find a recipe that I've brewed. (Roll-a-Style 20)

20B. American Stout (Stouticus American Stout)                         

20C. Imperial Stout (Tweedle Beetle Imperial Stout)




21A. American IPA (Foothills India Pale Ale)        

21B. Specialty IPA   

Specialty IPA: Belgian IPA     

Specialty IPA: Black IPA (Psychotically Dark and Bitter IDA)             

Specialty IPA: Brown IPA (One Hundred Hoppy Brown Ale)                    

Specialty IPA: Red IPA (Dudocs Red IPA)                

Specialty IPA: Rye IPA (Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Ale)          

Specialty IPA: White IPA

Specialty IPA: Brut IPA

21C. Hazy IPA (Shoddy IPA)

22. STRONG AMERICAN ALE                        

22A. Double IPA (Irregular Eric Double IPA)                   

22B. American Strong Ale (Pompously Illegitimate Red Ale)                

22C. American Barleywine (Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywine)                  

22D. Wheatwine
Another one I'll brew "someday". (Roll-a-Style "Bench")

23. EUROPEAN SOUR ALE                           

23A. Berliner Weisse (Gruntled Sour Weiße)                       

23B. Flanders Red Ale (Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeek)                     

23C. Oud Bruin
Never have. Not sure I ever will. I don't have this on my Roll-a-Style list.                    

23D. Lambic
Nope. I don't have this on my Roll-a-Style list. 

23E. Gueuze
Maybe someday. I don't have this on my Roll-a-Style list.                

23F. Fruit Lambic
Maybe someday. I don't have this on my Roll-a-Style list.                              

23G. Gose
Maybe someday. I don't have this on my Roll-a-Style list.


24. BELGIAN ALE                                

24A. Witbier (Whisky Wife Wit)                           

24B. Belgian Pale Ale (Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Ale)                 

24C. Bière de Garde (Gypsy Magic Bière de Garde)

25. STRONG BELGIAN ALE                          

25A. Belgian Blond Ale
I don't think I've brewed a Belgium Blond. (Roll-a-Style "Bench")          

25B. Saison (Hail Storm Summer Saison)                        

25C. Belgian Golden Strong Ale (NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Ale)            

26. MONASTIC ALE                       

26A. Belgian Single (Doodle Bop Belgium Single)                   

26B. Belgian Dubbel (Dubbel Minor)                   

26C. Belgian Tripel
Someday after I knock off some of the other styles I'm missing. (Roll-a-Style 16)                 

26D. Belgian Dark Strong Ale
this is one I'll have to brew someday (Roll-a-Style 9)

27. HISTORICAL BEER                            

Historical Beer: Kellerbier (Helles Won't Kellerbier)                   

Historical Beer: Kentucky Common (Humdinger of a Hootenanny)             

Historical Beer: Lichtenhainer (Roll-a-Style "Bench")    

Historical Beer: London Brown Ale (Roll-a-Style 10)             

Historical Beer: Piwo Grodziskie. I don't have this on my Roll-a-Style list.               

Historical Beer: Pre-Prohibition Lager (Chelsea Dagger Pre-Prohibition Lager)         

Historical Beer: Pre-Prohibition Porter (Killer Cricket Porter)   

Historical Beer: Roggenbier (Roll-a-Style "Bench")          

Historical Beer: Sahti. I don't have this on my Roll-a-Style list.         

28. American Wild Ale

29. Fruit Beer

Thanks to my wife, I have actually brewed several Fruited what beers such as: 

  • X-Mas Ale 2023 was brewed this year with American Oak Medium Plus Infusion Spirals.

This is sort of a catch-all category for "everything else". I've done lots of experiments, but most of them probably fit in other styles. I do think I've brewed a couple that satisfy this category:


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