These anomalies of the beer world aren't quite ales and they're not quite lagers. By applying unique production methods, brewers are able to create some remarkably unique hybrid beers, ranging from altbier to cream ale to the delightfully quaffable kölsch.
Examples: Click here to find hybrid beers available in your neighborhood.
History: Most hybrid beers originated as a result of brewers fermenting with a yeast strain that is most effectively employed at a very different temperature. California Common Beer was created with a lager strain that was fermented in sunny, warm California, while German Altbiers and Kölsch was first brewed with ale strains in chilly Northern Europe.
Food: Most hybrid styles tend to pair well with grilled or seared fish and poultry.
Recommended Glassware: Mug or Stein or Stange
Original Gravity (OG): 1.044 – 1.056
Final Gravity (FG): 1.004 – 1.018
Alcohol Content (ABV): 4.0 – 5.6%
Bitterness (IBU): 10 – 52
Color (SRM): 2 – 19º L
Ideal Serving Temperature: 42 – 48º F