Let me start by apologizing for the crummy image above, but these guys and gals are too busy learning all they can about the beverage we love to worry about such trivialities as the appropriate scaling of an image for the web. who the heck cares about that when there is beer to be judged, and I agree!
I was wondering just how many styles of beer there were. Jim and I sampled about a hundred yesterday at the Brewforia Beer Market yesterday, and each was special, wonderful, and interesting in its own right. So in an attempt to see just how many styles there were I came across another great beer resource. See to be a beer judge you need to know a lot about…you guessed it, beer! So they have put together a style guide that I thought was very well done and provides a very good foundation of knowledge for the noob as well as the geek.
Check it out here: http://www.bjcp.org/styles04/ I think you will be surprised at just how many styles there are. Also, they are quick to point out that the expressions are always changing, so while this is a good base of information, surely there have been some new styles created since 2004 when this was written. Hopefully this will be of use or interest. Enjoy.