Craft beer is all the rage these days, especially in cities like Knoxville where more and more breweries are popping up all over town.

But ordering a beer can be intimidating--- especially if you aren't sure exactly what you are ordering!

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So here's a handy guide to help you understand the lingo:

►Ale: Sweet and full bodied, historically brewed without hops, tend to be fruity

►Lager: Clean-tasting, crisp and refreshing with a smooth finish

Stouts and porters: Dark and dry, rich, think coffee

Amber: A very versatile beer, hoppy and malty

Brown: Just like the name, the beer is brown with a malty or nutty taste

Blonde: Clear, crisp and dry, easy to drink

IPA: All about the hops, bitter, earthy and piney

Pilsner: Dry, crisp and somewhat bitter flavor. This is the O-G lager

Saison: This is a light beer, with citrus, fruity, and hoppy notes

Sour: These have an intentionally acidic and tart taste and come in a wide range of flavors