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
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
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