THE BREWERS ASSOCIATION recently released its Beer Style Guidelines for this year. Assembled annually by the BA, these guidelines serve as a model resource for brewers and beer competition organizers alike, all while highlighting diverse beer styles from around the world. The updated guidelines include a revitalized, concise new format that removes redundant language, is easier to read and is overall more user-friendly. Additionally, hundreds of updates have been made to existing beer styles, underscoring the balance between classic beer definitions and current marketplace trends. The complete guidelines are available for download at BrewersAssociation.org.