This Beer Glossory is not intended to be complete. These are some of the more common abbreviations and terms that I frequently use on this blog. I’ll be adding terms as I use them, so please bear with me during the early days of this glossary.
For a more complete glossary, consult the recommendations at the bottom of this page:
- a.b.v. or abv
- alcohol by volume:abv is the most common method in the U.S. for expressing the percentage of alcohol strength of beer.
- Kung Fu Fighting
- Infighting between small breweries, especially counterproductive infighting. Originated from a comment posted to this blog by one brewery dissing another where the commenter used an assumed name, Jackie Chan.
For more information, please see the following:
Forget, Carl (compiler) “The Association of Brewer’s Dictionary of Beer and Brewing.“
Boulder, Colorado: Brewers Publications, 1988.
Rhodes, Christine P. (ed.) “The Encyclopedia of Beer.“
New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1995.
Grossman, Harold J. “Grossman’s Guide to Wines, Beers, and Spirits.” 7th Revised Ed.
New York, Macmillan, 1983. [best for general alcohol and non-beer terms.]
Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in Beer & Brewing Discussions
Craft Beer.com Beer Glossary
Glossary of Beer and Brewing Terms