Even if these questions may not appear on the latest TV craze, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” this beer quiz may well spark interest among beer drinkers in your restaurants, or your staff. Beverage managers can feel free to copy this page and distribute to customers or staff as a fun merchandising tool.
1. A pilsner is______.
(a) the world’s most popular beer style; (b) a resident of the Czech town of Pilsen; (c) a tall glass of beer with a short stem and a funnel-shaped bowl; (d) all of the above.
2. The primary ingredients needed to brew beer are water, grain, hops and______.
(a) sugar; (b) yeast; (c) flour; (d) sauerkraut juice.
3. By strict definition, a microbrewey can produce no more than ______barrels of beer each year.
(a) 500; (b) 1,000; (c) 15,000; (d) 50,000.
4. Imported beer is a big business, but domestically produced brews still account for more than______of American beer consumption.
(a) 40%; (b) 50% (c) 75%; (d) 90%.
5. Storing beer to mellow or ripen it is known as______.
(a) lagering; (b) hopping; (c) marrying; (d) malting.
6. Malt is an important ingredient in making beer and distilled spirits. Unless otherwise specified, malt is made from dried, sprouted______.
(a) barley; (b) corn; (c) alfalfa; (d) rice.
7. One of the reasons the Pilgrims chose to land at Plymouth, Massachusetts, rather than going on to Virginia as planned was that they were low on______.
(a) corn; (b) wine; (c) beer; (d) warm clothes.
8. After being introduced in the early 1970s, light beers quickly found acceptance among American consumers. Today, three out of the top four beer brands are lights and light beer accounts for more than______% of all the beer sold in the U.S.
(a) 20%; (b) 30%; (c) 40%; (d) 50%.
9. Anheuser-Busch, Miller and Coors are the dominant forces in the American beer market. The big three have a combined U.S. market share of more than______.
(a) 60%; (b) 70%; (c) 80%; (d) 90%.
10. The oldest document known to man is an ancient clay tablet depicting the preparation of beer for sacrificial purposes. This document was inscribed in Babylon around______ .
(a) 1066; (b) 1 A.D.; (c) 3,000 B.C.; (d) 6,000 B.C.
11. It’s pretty well known that Revolutionary patriot Samuel Adams was a brewer. Another founding father who was also a brewer was______.
(a) George Washington; (b) Alexander Hamilton; (c) John Adams; (d) John Paul Jones.
12. Beer was a favorite of Egyptian royalty and was served in______.
(a) wooden mugs; (b) golden goblets; (c) papyrus cups;
(d) bronze bowls.
13. Hops began to be used in brewing beer in the______. (a) 8th century; (b) 11th century; (c) 14th century;
(d) 19th century.
14. The first commercial brewery in the New World was located in______.
(a) New Jersey; (b) New Hampshire; (c) Virginia;
(d) New York
15. In what year did the German beer law, the Reinheitsgebot, take effect?
(a) 1492; (b) 1516; (c) 1744; (d) 1863.
16. Prior to the development of refrigerated rail cars, all beer was local. The first brewer to translate this technology into a marketing advantage and develop a national brand was______.
(a) Anheuser-Busch; (b) Miller; (c) Stroh; (d) Coors.
17. The skills necessary for brewing lager beers were brought to America by immigrants from______.
(a) Germany; (b) England; (c) China; (d) Austria.
18. For their understanding of how yeast works in beer, brewers are indebted to______.
(a) Isaac Newton; (b) Martin Luther; (c) Madame Curie;
(d) Louis Pasteur.
19. The ingredient often referred to as the “soul of the beer” is______.
(a) water; (b) malt; (c) hops; (d) corn.
20. Trappist ale was created by______.
(a) Baron von Trapp; (b) trappers; (c) monks;
(d) A Roman general.
21. In 1896, 5,000 men, women and children were trampled to death in a rush to get free beer at the Coronation of______.
(a) Czar Nicholas II of Russia; (b) King George V of England; (c) Emperor Tse-Ling of China; (d) King Rudolph of Austria.
22. Dark beer gets its color from______.
(a) coffee (b) malted barley; (c) food coloring; (d) chocolate.
23. Beer’s two greatest enemies are______.
(a) spirits and wine; (b) soda and coffee; (c) light and temperature; (d) The Senate and the House of Representatives.
24. The aluminum beer can was introduced in______.
(a) 1901; (b) 1910; (c) 1935; (d) 1949.
25. Stout was so-called because _____.
(a) it is a high-calorie beverage; (b) it is aged in heavier than normal barrels; (c) it was known to make Irish and British soldiers braver; (d) it has a higher gravity than porter.
(1) d; (2) b; (3) c; (4) d; (5) a; (6) a; (7) c; (8) c; (9) c; (10) d; (11) a; (