10 most difficult beer riddlesBeer quiz
How did the tradition of Oktoberfest start?
with the royal wedding
with the celebration of German unification
with a folk celebration of harvest
celebration of the first beer of a season
Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King of Bavaria, Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event. Since then, Otoberfest is held at the same place every year (except for epidemics and wars).
Which saint is a patron of brewers?
Saint Arnulf of Metz
Saint Alcmund of Hexham
Saint Atto of Pistoia
Saint Amand of Bordeaux
Saint Arnulf of Metz (c. 582 – 640 AD) was a Frankish bishop of Metz and advisor to the Merovingian court of Austrasia, who retired to the Abbey of Remiremont. This bishop became famous by miraculous reproduction of beer in south France. Also he is author of prayer to beer.
Which of the following is a bottom-fermented beer?
Baltic Porter is a very high alcohol, sweet, robust porter that originated in the Baltic states. Baltic Porter reflects both the character of original British Porters and the character of sweeter, highly alcoholic Russian Imperial Stouts.
Which brewery was founded by Fritz Maytag?
Anchor Brewing Company
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Frederick Louis "Fritz" Maytag III is the former owner of Anchor Brewing Company in San Francisco. His revival of Anchor Steam beer inspired many other brewers to follow, and he is often considered the father of modern microbreweries.
Which of these stages of beer production is the last?
Filtration of the mash
Beer is one of the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic drinks in the world, and the third most popular drink overall after water and tea. Beer is brewed from cereal grains — most commonly from malted barley, though wheat, maize (corn), and rice are also used. During the brewing process, fermentation of the starch sugars in the wort produces ethanol and carbonation in the resulting beer.
When is Oktoberfest held?
The world's largest beer festival once took place in October, but was eventually prolonged and moved ahead to September to allow for better weather conditions. Today, the last day of the festival is the first Sunday in October.
Kwak is a Belgian beer, traditionally served in unusual glass. Why?
Beer was created by an alchemist
It was designed for coachmen
Waste from glassworks was used
The shape reduced oxidization
The brewery claims the glass was designed by the innkeeper Pauwel Kwak in the early 19th century for coachmen. The shape of the glass allowed them to fix the beer to the carriage and avoid spills.
What beer style "was brought back to life" by Pierre Celis, founder of the Hoegaarden brewery?
American India Pale Ale
Extra Special Bitter
Pierre Celis was a Belgian brewer who opened his first brewery in 1966 to revive the wit beer style in his hometown of Hoegaarden. Both German Weißbier and Belgian witbier are termed "white beers" because "wheat" has the same etymological root as "white" in most West Germanic languages.
Which fruit is used in the brewing of Belgian beer, Kriek lambic?
Kriek lambic is a style of Belgian beer, made by fermenting lambic with sour Morello cherries. Traditionally "Schaarbeekse krieken" (a rare Belgian Morello variety) from the area around Brussels are used. As the Schaarbeek type cherries have become more difficult to find, some brewers have replaced these (partly or completely) with other varieties of sour cherries, sometimes imported.
What is the main ingredient of beer?
Water is the main ingredient of beer, accounting for 93% of its weight. Though water itself is, ideally, flavorless, its level of dissolved minerals, specifically, bicarbonate ion, does influence beer's finished taste.