To use the word beer is as vague as its origins. There are dozens of different beer styles that are used to categorise world beers into a structure based on flavour, ingredients, appearance and birthplace, to name just a few. The idea of beer styles is largely based on work by the late Michael Jackson, or the Beer Hunter, as he was more commonly known in the field. There is no set list of conditions that dictate which style a brew sits under, as different countries and different organisations have their own guidelines as to what makes a beer a certain style. A resurgence in beer styles since home brewing came back into fashion in the 1970’s has put the consumers faith back into a wider variety of styles using traditional methods to achieve new and exciting creations.