Lattice Boltzmann methods (LBM) are an important part of current computational fluid dynamics (CFD). They allow easy implementations and boundary handling. However, competitive time to solution not only depends on the choice of a reasonable method, but also on an efficient implementation on modern hardware. Hence, performance optimization has a long history in the lattice Boltzmann community. A variety of options exists regarding the implementation with direct impact on the solver performance. Experimenting and evaluating each option often is hard as the kernel itself is typically embedded in a larger code base. With our suite of lattice Boltzmann kernels we provide the infrastructure for such endeavors. Already included are several kernels ranging from simple to fully optimized implementations. Although these kernels are not fully functional CFD solvers, they are equipped with a solid verification method. The kernels may act as an reference for performance comparisons and as a blue print for optimization strategies. In this paper we give an overview of already available kernels, establish a performance model for each kernel, and show a comparison of implementations and recent architectures.