Homebrew Serving Temperatures

American Mainstream Light Lagers 33° – 40° F

Pale Lagers, Pilsners 38° – 45° F

Cream & Blonde Ales 40° – 45° F

Nitro Stouts 40° – 45° F

Belgian Pale Ales, Abbey Tripels 40° – 45° F

Wheat Beers 40° – 50° F

Lambics 40° – 50° F

Dark Lagers 45° – 50° F

American Pale Ales & IPAs 45° – 50° F

Stouts, Porters 45° – 55° F

Strong Lagers 50° – 55° F

Real & Cask Ales 50° – 55° F

Belgian Dubbels 50° – 55° F

 

General Serving Temperature Rules:

  • All beers should be served between 38-55° F.

  • Lagers are served colder than ales.

  • Stronger beers are served warmer than weaker beers.

  • Darker beers are served warmer than lighter beers.

  • Macro lagers are served as cold as the Rockies.

  • Serve beers a few degrees colder than the target temperature, to accommodate for warming from the glass and the drinker’s hands.