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55+ Beer Quiz Questions and Answers [2022 Quiz]

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Whether you drink larger or craft beer, IPAs or ales (and even if you don’t like how beers taste!) this ultimate beer quiz will test your knowledge of all things beer and brew related.

It’s no secret that beer is the world’s favourite alcoholic drink, with each country putting their own spin on what can be boiled down to a basic 4 ingredient product!

From the big household names of Heineken, Budweiser, and Carlsberg in the West to the Changs, Asahi and Tsingtao of the East and the budding craft brewers popping up all over the world in between, whatever types of beer are your favorites, you can be sure that somewhere someone is brewing it!

So whether you are putting together your next pub quiz (or virtual quiz!) and need some beer-related quiz questions; or are looking to challenge yourself and your friends to find out who is the ultimate beer lover of the group (or who has tasted the most beers around the world!), it’s time to pour your favorite brew, scroll down and test your knowledge!

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Beer Quiz Questions

1. Locally, the worlds biggest beer festival is called d’Wiesn, after the colloquial name for the fairgrounds, Theresienwiese? What is it known as internationally

2. Which popular beer brand takes its name from the Thai word for elephant, an animal of cultural and historical significance in Thailand and its logo depicts two elephants face-to-face?

3. Which English brewery in the City of Westminster established in 1764 was the site of the London Beer Flood in 1814, which killed eight people after a porter vat burst?

4. Wife carrying is a contest in which male competitors race while each carrying a female teammate. The objective is for the male to carry the female through a special obstacle track in the fastest time. The sport was first introduced at Sonkajärvi, Finland.1992. As per competition rules, the first-place winner receives what?

5. After this physicist won the Nobel Prize in 1922, the Carlsberg brewery gave him a gift – a house located next to the brewery. It had a direct pipeline to the brewery so that he had free beer on tap whenever he wanted. Name this world-famous figure.

6. Freedom Reserve Red Lager is the second specialty lager to appear in Budweiser’s Reserve Collection and is inspired by the hand-penned recipe from which famous Americans military journal dating back to 1757?

7. What is the liquid extracted from the mashing process during the brewing of beer or whisky called?

8. Which famous Australian cricketer is said to have consumed 52 cans of beer on a flight from Sydney to London in 1989 (confirmed by his teammate Geoff Lawson and his roommate on that tour, Dean Jones?)

Hand holding a stemmed beer glass in front of a white wall

9. What is the name of the very tall beer glass used for drinking around 2+1⁄2 imperial pints (1.4L) of beer, which originated in 17th-century England?

10. Which 2006 American comedy film capitulated “Das Boot” (a giant, boot-shaped drinking vessel known as a beer boot / “bierstiefel”) into the drinking repertoire of college students throughout the USA?

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11. An English writer and journalist, the author of many influential books about beer and whisky, this well-known personality is also widely credited with popularizing the idea of beer styles. His influential television series ‘The Beer Hunter’ was shown in fifteen countries. Name this popular beer writer.

12. A technology was developed by Crown Holdings for the 2010 FIFA World Cup called the ‘full aperture’ can. What is so unique about this beer can?

13. Ernie Fraze, an American engineer will be remembered for which 1959 invention?

14. Beer Street and Gin Lane are two prints issued in 1751 by which English artist in support of what would become the Gin Act?

15. The Trinity College harp (also known as “Brian Boru’s harp”) is a medieval musical instrument. The logo motif of which world-famous brand is modelled on the Trinity College harp?

16. What Irish tradition did Diageo, the parent company of a famous brand, decide to end back in 2009?

17. What ingredient gives beer its characteristic bitter taste?

18. George Hodgson of London’s Bow Brewery is credited with the invention of which hoppy beer style in 1793? (though it is debatable whether he actually deserves this title?!)

5 shelves packed with different beers in a beer shop

19. A record that has still not been broken, set in 1977, American Steven Petrosino managed to down a litre of beer in just:
A. 1.2 seconds
B. 1.3 seconds.
C. 1.4 seconds.
D. 1.1 seconds

20. Basically an adjective, what term is used to describe a beer that is: lower in alcohol (generally under 4 or 5% ABV) and high in refreshment?

21. Craft beers and craft breweries account for what percentage of beer brewing and production in the USA?

22. Introduced in 1516 by Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria, German Purity Law states that beer contains 4 ingredients in every stein: hops, water and brewers yeast. What is the fourth one?

23. Frank Lowe, a Marketing executive launched which advertising slogan for Stella Artois’ in the United Kingdom from 1982 which endured until 2007?

24. One of the four famous lions in Thai literature (which Thais believe to be the monarch of Himmapan Forest) inspired the logo of which popular Thai beer brand?

25. Name the brand of beer that originated as a fictional beverage on the animated series ‘The Simpsons’.

26. What name is given to a drinking game in which players throw a ping pong ball across a table with the intent of landing the ball in a red cup of beer on the other end?

27. Following a legal challenge to the use of an IPA beer name believed to be inspired by a legendary singer in 2016, the Scottish BrewDog founders, James Watt and Martin Dickie, changed their names by deed poll to prove the name was not exclusive. What was the beer name?

6 different beers in different glasses in a line on a wooden table

28. When the fourth Test of the Pakistani cricket team in England during the 2006 tour was halted after ball-tampering allegations, what phenomenon commonly found at sporting events was famously noticed in the stadium?

29. How many gallons of beer are in a standard half barrel keg?
A. 12 gallons.
B. 15.5 gallons.
C. 18.5 gallons.
D. 20 gallons.

30. What colloquial expression is used in Australia to identify a young woman employed to attend stadium events and serve alcoholic beverages, particularly beer, from the bar area within the stadium to spectators at their seats

31. In card games such as bridge, the beer card is a name informally given to which card?

32. Old Lions is a British television and cinema advertisement launched by which multinational brewer in 2006 to promote their pale lager brand?

33. Two businessmen named Lutz Frankenfeld and Paul Rice-Chapman started what in 1974 to clean up beer cans littering on the streets of the capital city of the Northern Territory, Australia?

34. Which brand of beer produced by Mexican brewery Cervecería Modelo and owned by Belgian company AB InBev, saw some controversy due to its similarity in a name from the last few years (for an obvious reason)?

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35. In an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman, which famous wrestler admitted to drinking 119 beers in a single session?

36. In its native country, which beer is often known as Hof (court) due to its Royal Warrant?

37. Which must-see statue was commissioned in 1909 by Carl Jacobsen, son of the founder of Carlsberg?

38. ‘Oenology’ is the study of wine. What is the study of beer and beer making called?

Men clinking two bottles of Budweiser together

39. A type of pale lager, the name came from a Czech city where it was first brewed in 1842 by Bavarian brewer Josef Groll. Name it.

40. There is no evidence that any president brewed beer in the White House until this US president made a White House Honey Brown Ale and thus created quite a buzz in the beer world. The American Homebrewers Association made this US president a lifetime member. Name this American president.
A. Barack Obama.
B. Joe Biden.
C. Donald Trump.
D. Bill Clinton.

41. In autumn 2018, which multinational drink and brewing company based in Leuven, Belgium completed deals with Major League Baseball and the NBA thus allowing them to use athletes’ names and images when advertising – the first time that happened in 60 years?

42. Paul Newman’s character Hud Bannon in the 1963 film “Hud” drinks which brand of beer throughout the picture?
A. Coors
B. Budweiser
C. Schlitz.
D. Pabst Blue Ribbon

43. Which festival officially begins when the mayor of the city says “O’ zapft is” during the opening ceremony on the first day of the event?

44. What is currently recognised as the Worlds strongest beer?

Multiple people cheersing with beer and cocktails around a table

45. What is the ABV (Alcohol by Volume) – or Alcohol content – for a standard beer?

46. What is the German name given to a series of regulations limiting the ingredients in beer in Germany and the states established back as the former Holy Roman Empire?

47. Name the world’s leading brewing group based on a production volume of about 467.4 million hectoliters.

48. Since the early 21st century, which brand of beer has carried the nickname of the “wife beater” in the United Kingdom, due to a perceived connection between binge drinking involving the brand and domestic violence against women?

49. Based in Bavaria, Germany, name the oldest beer brewery in the world that is still operating?

50. Which country drinks the most beer per capita in the world?
A. Australia
B. USA
C. Germany
D. Czech Republic

51. The first beer can was developed in 1933 for which Brewing Company?

52. Which international event was founded by Association of Brewers president Charlie Papazian in 1996?

Woman in front of a building holding a pint of IPA infront of her which is in focus

53. What is the name of the top-selling beer in the US which is produced by AB InBev?

54. Established in Cairns in 1927 to brew beer specifically to suit the conditions up North, name the best selling beer of Australia.

55. What is the name of the largest traditional beer garden in the world is situated in Munich, which seats 8,000?

56. In Australia, the beverage insulator for small bottles and cans is called what?

57. Founded in 2007 in Santa Cruz, California by Jesse Avshalomov, International Beer Day (IBD) is a celebration falls on which date of the year?
A. First Sunday of every May.
B. First Saturday of every June.
C. First Friday of every August.
D. First Sunday of every March.

58. In 1876, German-born Adolphus Busch and his friend Carl Conrad developed a “Bohemian-style” lager in the United States, inspired after a trip to Bohemia and produced it in their brewery in St. Louis, Missouri. What was this popular lager called?

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Beer Quiz Questions and Answers

1. Locally, the worlds biggest beer festival is called d’Wiesn, after the colloquial name for the fairgrounds, Theresienwiese? What is it known as internationally?

The Oktoberfest.

2. Which popular beer brand takes its name from the Thai word for elephant, an animal of cultural and historical significance in Thailand and its logo depicts two elephants face-to-face?
Chang beer.

3. Which English brewery in the City of Westminster established in 1764 was the site of the London Beer Flood in 1814, which killed eight people after a porter vat burst?
The Horse Shoe Brewery (from 1809 as Henry Meux & Co).

4. Wife carrying is a contest in which male competitors race while each carrying a female teammate. The objective is for the male to carry the female through a special obstacle track in the fastest time. The sport was first introduced at Sonkajärvi, Finland.1992. As per competition rules, the first-place winner receives what?
The wife’s weight in beer.

5. After this physicist won the Nobel Prize in 1922, the Carlsberg brewery gave him a gift – a house located next to the brewery. It had a direct pipeline to the brewery so that he had free beer on tap whenever he wanted. Name this world-famous figure.
Niels Bohr.

6. Freedom Reserve Red Lager is the second specialty lager to appear in Budweiser’s Reserve Collection and is inspired by the hand-penned recipe from which famous American’s military journal dating back to 1757?
George Washington.

Woman out of focus pouring a beer from silver taps which is in focus

7. What is the liquid extracted from the mashing process during the brewing of beer or whisky called?
Wort – via the Wort stream brewing process.

8. Which famous Australian cricketer is said to have consumed 52 cans of beer on a flight from Sydney to London in 1989 (confirmed by his teammate Geoff Lawson and his roommate on that tour, Dean Jones?)
David Boon.

9. What is the name of the very tall beer glass used for drinking around 2+1⁄2 imperial pints (1.4L) of beer, which originated in 17th-century England?
A yard of ale or yard glass.

10. Which 2006 American comedy film capitulated “Das Boot” (a giant, boot-shaped drinking vessel known as a beer boot / “bierstiefel”) into the drinking repertoire of college students throughout the USA?
Beerfest.

11. An English writer and journalist, the author of many influential books about beer and whisky, this well-known personality is also widely credited with popularizing the idea of beer styles. His influential television series ‘The Beer Hunter’ was shown in fifteen countries. Name this popular beer writer.
Michael Jackson.

12. A technology was developed by Crown Holdings for the 2010 FIFA World Cup called the ‘full aperture’ can. What is so unique about this beer can?
The ‘full aperture’ can is so named because the entire lid is removed during the opening process, turning the can into a drinking cup.

Two half pints of beer being poured from a silver tap on a bar

13. Ernie Fraze, an American engineer will be remembered for which 1959 invention?
“Pull-tab” – the now-common can-opening method.

14. Beer Street and Gin Lane are two prints issued in 1751 by which English artist in support of what would become the Gin Act?
William Hogarth.

15. The Trinity College harp (also known as “Brian Boru’s harp”) is a medieval musical instrument. The logo motif of which world-famous brand is modelled on the Trinity College harp?
Guinness.

16. What Irish tradition did Diageo, the parent company of a famous brand, decide to end back in 2009?
Drinking a free pint of Guinness after donating blood.

17. What ingredient gives beer its characteristic bitter taste?
Hops.

18. George Hodgson of London’s Bow Brewery is credited with the invention of which hoppy beer style in 1793? (though it is debatable whether he actually deserves this title?!)

India pale ale (IPA).

19. A record that has still not been broken, set in 1977, American Steven Petrosino managed to down a litre of beer in just:
A. 1.2 seconds
B. 1.3 seconds.
C. 1.4 seconds.
D. 1.1 seconds

20. Basically an adjective, what term is used to describe a beer that is: lower in alcohol (generally under 4 or 5% ABV) and high in refreshment?
Session beer.

Large round copper vats of beer in a brewery

21. Craft beers and craft breweries account for what percentage of beer brewing and production in the USA?
98%

22. Introduced in 1516 by Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria, German Purity Law states that beer contains 4 ingredients in every stein: hops, water and brewers yeast. What is the fourth one?
Barley.

23. Frank Lowe, a Marketing executive launched which advertising slogan for Stella Artois’ in the United Kingdom from 1982 which endured until 2007?
“Reassuringly Expensive.”

24. One of the four famous lions in Thai literature (which Thais believe to be the monarch of Himmapan Forest) inspired the logo of which popular Thai beer brand?
Singha.

25. Name the brand of beer that originated as a fictional beverage on the animated series ‘The Simpsons’.
Duff Beer.

26. What name is given to a drinking game in which players throw a ping pong ball across a table with the intent of landing the ball in a red cup of beer on the other end?
Beer Pong (also known as Beirut!)

27. Following a legal challenge to the use of an IPA beer name believed to be inspired by a legendary singer in 2016, the Scottish BrewDog founders, James Watt and Martin Dickie, changed their names by deed poll to prove the name was not exclusive. What was the beer name?
Elvis Juice beer.

Green hops buds on a wooden surface

28. When the fourth Test of the Pakistani cricket team in England during the 2006 tour was halted after ball-tampering allegations, what phenomenon commonly found at sporting events was famously noticed in the stadium?
A beer snake or cup snake (the stacking of numerous plastic beer cups to form a “snake“.)

29. How many gallons of beer are in a half barrel keg?
A. 12 gallons.
B. 15.5 gallons.
C. 18.5 gallons.
D. 20 gallons.

30. What colloquial expression is used in Australia to identify a young woman employed to attend stadium events and serve alcoholic beverages, particularly beer, from the bar area within the stadium to spectators at their seats?
Beer wench.

31. In trick-taking card games such as bridge, the beer card is a name informally given to which card?
Seven of diamonds (7♦).

32. Old Lions is a British television and cinema advertisement launched by which multinational brewer in 2006 to promote their pale lager brand?
Carlsberg Group.

Beer taps in a line attached to different coloured skateboards

33. Two businessmen named Lutz Frankenfeld and Paul Rice-Chapman started what in 1974 to clean up beer cans littering on the streets of the capital city of the Northern Territory, Australia?
The Darwin Beer Can Regatta.

34. Which brand of beer produced by Mexican brewery Cervecería Modelo and owned by Belgian company AB InBev, saw some controversy due to its similarity in a name from the last few years (for an obvious reason)?
Corona beer.

35. In an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman, which famous wrestler admitted to drinking 119 beers in a single session?
Andre the Giant.

36. In its native country, which beer is often known as Hof (court) due to its Royal Warrant?
Carlsberg.

37. Which must-see statue was commissioned in 1909 by Carl Jacobsen, son of the founder of Carlsberg?
The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, Denmark.

38. ‘Oenology’ is the study of wine. What is the study of beer and beer making called?
Zythology.

39. A type of pale lager, the name came from a Czech city where it was first brewed in 1842 by Bavarian brewer Josef Groll. Name it.
Pilsner. From the Czech city of Pilsen (Plzen).

Man pouring beer into a wine glass from a large brown bottle

40. There is no evidence that any president brewed beer in the White House until this US president made a White House Honey Brown Ale and thus created quite a buzz in the beer world. The American Homebrewers Association made this US president a lifetime member. Name this American president.
A. Barack Obama.
B. Joe Biden.
C. Donald Trump.
D. Bill Clinton.

41.In autumn 2018, which multinational drink and brewing company based in Leuven, Belgium completed deals with Major League Baseball and the NBA thus allowing them to use athletes’ names and images when advertising – the first time that happened in 60 years?
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, commonly known as AB InBev

42. Paul Newman’s character Hud Bannon in the 1963 film “Hud” drinks which brand of beer throughout the picture?
A. Coors
B. Budweiser
C. Schlitz.
D. Pabst Blue Ribbon

43. Which festival officially begins when the mayor of the city says “O’ zapft is” during the opening ceremony on the first day of the event?
Oktoberfest.

44. What is currently recognised as the Worlds strongest beer?
Brewmeister Snake Venom

45. What is the ABV (Alcohol by Volume) – or Alcohol content – for a standard beer?
5% ABV

Brown Bottles of beer in large and small sizes on a wooden bench top

46. What is the German name given to a series of regulations limiting the ingredients in beer in Germany and the states established back as the former Holy Roman Empire?
The Reinheitsgebot (German for “purity order”)

47. Name the world’s leading brewing group based on a production volume of about 467.4 million hectoliters.
Anheuser-Busch InBev (commonly known as AB InBev)

48. Since the early 21st century, which brand of beer has carried the nickname of the “wife beater” in the United Kingdom, due to a perceived connection between binge drinking involving the brand and domestic violence against women?
Stella Artois

49. Based in Bavaria, Germany, name the oldest beer brewery in the world that is still operating?
Weihenstephan Abbey

50. Which country drinks the most beer per capita in the world?
A. Australia
B. USA
C. Germany
D. Czech Republic

51. The first beer can was developed in 1933 for which Brewing Company?
Gottfried Krueger’s Brewing Company

Bottles of Heineken and ice and in clear plastic cooler

52. Which international event was founded by Association of Brewers president Charlie Papazian in 1996?
The World Beer Cup – also described as “the Olympics of beer”.

53. What is the name of the top-selling beer in the US which is produced by AB InBev?
Bud Light

54. Established in Cairns in 1927 to brew beer specifically to suit the conditions up North, name the best selling beer of Australia.
The Great Northern Super Crisp Lager

55. What is the name of the largest traditional beer garden in the world is situated in Munich, which seats 8,000?
The Hirschgarten, formally the Königlicher Hirschgarten

56. In Australia, the beverage insulator for small bottles and cans is called what?
Stubby holder

57. Founded in 2007 in Santa Cruz, California by Jesse Avshalomov, International Beer Day (IBD) is a celebration falls on which date of the year?
A. First Sunday of every May.
B. First Saturday of every June.
C. First Friday of every August.
D. First Sunday of every March.

58. In 1876, German-born Adolphus Busch and his friend Carl Conrad developed a “Bohemian-style” lager in the United States, inspired after a trip to Bohemia and produced it in their brewery in St. Louis, Missouri. What was this popular lager called?
Budweiser

 

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