1 Which brewer is largely credited with inventing the strain of yeast used in many of today’s lagers?
b Budweiser Budvar
2 Which of these is not a type of hop?
3 Non-alcoholic beers typically contain as much alcohol as which piece of fruit?
4 How many calories does a typical pint of 5% lager contain?
5 What is the name of the BrewDog beer with the highest alcohol-by-volume level?
a Tactical Nuclear Penguin
b Squirrel’s Revenge
c The End of History
d The Twilight Zone
6 Which beer ranks the highest in bitterness on the International Bitterness Unit scale?
a Flying Monkeys Alpha Fornication
b Stone IPA
c Mikkeller 1000 IBU Barrel Aged
d Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA
7 Which beer brand recently changed its recipe to better replicate how it tastes in its home country?
c Newcastle Brown Ale
d Stella Artois
8 Where is beer brand Cascade made?
a South Africa
9 To be classified as a craft brewer in the US, a brewery must:
a be less than 15% owned by a large brewery
b have an annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less
c list all ingredients on the bottle
d brew using traditional methods
10 Between 2015 and 2016, the number of UK breweries rose to what number?
11 What is the key ingredient of the beer Birerria Calbrona?
a Yeast from a hornet’s stomach
b Bacteria from Parmesan cheese
c A yeast strain cultivated in a beard
d Part-digested coffee cherries
12 Which mainstream lager brand tried to relaunch last year as a craft beer?
13 In which year was the beer can introduced?
14 Which UK craft brewery was bought by Anheuser-Busch InBev in 2015?
a Camden Town
d The Wild Beer Co
15 Who is the world’s biggest brewer?
a Anheuser-Busch InBev
b China Resource Snow Brewery
c SAB Miller
16 What is the world’s biggest beer brand?
a Bud Light
17 Which of these has not been used as a flavour in a commercial beer?
b Coconut curry
c Cheese and onion crisps
d Lobster bisque
18 Which beer brand’s tagline is ‘Reassuringly expensive’?
b Stella Artois
c San Miguel
d Estrella Damm
19 According to Food Republic, which nation is the biggest consumer of Guinness?
20 Which of these beers does not contain rice as an ingredient?
d San Miguel
21 According to Japanese brewer Kirin, which country is the largest consumer of beer per capita?
d Czech Republic
22 Which is the largest hop-producing country in the world?
d Czech Republic
23 When is Germany’s famous strong beer festival?
d March 24
24 What is the oldest beer brand still being produced today?
25 What is CAMRA’s current championship beer?
a Church End’s Goat’s Milk
b Bishop Nick’s Ridley’s Rite
c Purple Moose Snowdonia Ale
d Tiny Rebel’s Cwtch
1.c; 2.d; 3.a; 4.c; 5.c; 6.a; 7.b; 8.d; 9.b; 10.a; 11.a; 12.b; 13.d; 14.a; 15.a; 16.c; 17.c; 18.b; 19.b; 20.d; 21.d; 22.b; 23.d; 24.b; 25.a
This feature first appeared in the April 2018 issue of Restaurant magazine, the leading title for the UK's restaurant industry. Answers are correct at time of publication. For more features, comment, interviews and in-depth analysis of the sector subscribe to Restaurant magazine here.