The great beer quiz: 25 questions to test your knowledge

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Beer quiz 25 questions to test your knowledge

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With a new breed of Millennial drinker demanding a better brew, it’s never been more important to know your beers. Take our quiz to discover if you’re lacking in the lager stakes or whether you’re a bona fide beer geek.

1 Which brewer is largely credited with inventing the strain of yeast used in many of today’s lagers?

a Heineken

b Budweiser Budvar

c Carlsberg

d Beck’s

2 Which of these is not a type of hop?

a Millennium

b Tomahawk

c Pilgrim

d Victory

3 Non-alcoholic beers typically contain as much alcohol as which piece of fruit?

a Banana

b Pear

c Pineapple

d Kiwi


4 How many calories does a typical pint of 5% lager contain?

a 185

b 200

c 215

d 285

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?

a Guinness

b Asahi

c Newcastle Brown Ale

d Stella Artois


8 Where is beer brand Cascade made?

a South Africa

b Zambia

c Canada

d Tasmania

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?

a 1,994

b 2,203

c 2,678

d 3,456


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?

a Carlsberg

b Hofmeister

c Kronenbourg

d Budweiser


13 In which year was the beer can introduced?

a 1905

b 1920

c 1925

d 1935

14 Which UK craft brewery was bought by Anheuser-Busch InBev in 2015?

a Camden Town

b Beavertown

c Kernel

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

d Heineken

16 What is the world’s biggest beer brand?

a Bud Light

b Budweiser

c Snow

d Tsingtao


17 Which of these has not been used as a flavour in a commercial beer?

a Pizza

b Coconut curry

c Cheese and onion crisps

d Lobster bisque

18 Which beer brand’s tagline is ‘Reassuringly expensive’?

a Peroni

b Stella Artois

c San Miguel

d Estrella Damm


19 According to Food Republic, which nation is the biggest consumer of Guinness?

a Ireland

b UK

c Nigeria

d Cameroon

20 Which of these beers does not contain rice as an ingredient?

a Budweiser

b Corona

c Kirin

d San Miguel

21 According to Japanese brewer Kirin, which country is the largest consumer of beer per capita?

a Poland

b Germany

c Ireland

d Czech Republic

22 Which is the largest hop-producing country in the world?

a China

b Germany

c US

d Czech Republic


23 When is Germany’s famous strong beer festival?

a September

b October

c June

d March 24

24 What is the oldest beer brand still being produced today?

a Augustiner

b Weihenstephan

c Chimay

d Duvel

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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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.

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