Beer: Trivia Quiz Answers
1. Where was the world’s oldest drinkable beer found?
1) In a ceramic urn in the great pyramid of Giza
2) in a 200 year old Baltic Sea shipwreck
3) in the basemnt of a brewery in Scotland
4) Nowhere, as who leaves a Beer taht long
Answer: 2) In a 200-year old Baltic Sea shipwreck
The unopened bottle was found from the wreck which is now at the Queen Victoria Museum.
2. Who was paid in Beer?
1) Workers in Giza, Egypt, were paid three times a day in Beer
2) The Cardinal of Spain between 1506 and 1508
3) American soldiers during the First World War
4) Where can i get a job like that?
Answer: 1) Workers in Giza, Egypt, paid three times a day
There were records that these Egyptian workers received around 4 to 5 liters daily for work rendered.
3. Yeast can only survive in alcohol concentrations of
1) 3% to 5%
2) 14% to 18%
3) 43% to 50%
4) Yeast can survive in any concentration of alcohol
Answer: 2) 14% to 18%
Yeast can survive in a solution of up to 18%. Any alcoholic beverage produced by way of fermentation will contain alcohol of not more than 18%
4. What is the clinical term for fear of an empty glass?
Answer: 2) Cenosillicaphobia
The answer is Cenosillicaphobia. Many Americans suffer from this fear of an empty glass which is described as a cruel fear.
5. Who is the largest producer of hops in the world?
1) United states
Answer: 1) United States
The USA has overtaken Germany as the largest hop-producing country worldwide. It increased 18% to more than 18, 470 hectares in 2016 since 1967.
6. What will cause your Beer to foam up?
1) A frosty glass
2) Pouring the Beer to fast
3) A high amount of natural carbonation
4) All of the above
Answer: 3) A high amount of natural carbonation
This carbonation can take place before or after the beer is bottled. The frothy foam or beer head is produced by gas bubbles and carbon dioxide that rise to the surface.
7. Hops are poisonous to
2) Other plants
3) Your liver
4) Your wallet
Answer: 1) Pets
Hops can be poisonous to some breeds of dogs and cats especially when the animals eat a lot of these hops. It causes a fatal condition called malignant hyperthermia.
8. How many medical uses for Beer did ancient Egypt Have?
2) 55 were found in the great pyramid
3) Over 100 in various texts
4) Where can i find this list?
Answer: 3) Over 100 in various texts
According to ancient Egyptian texts or manuscripts, beer has more than 100 medicinal uses.
9. In Medieval Europe, how much Beer did the average person drink?
1) 2 litres a year on holidays
2) Beer was outlawed
3) Nearly 250 litres of beer a year
4) As much as they could
Answer: 4) As much as they could
Some reports said that during the middle ages, Europeans consumed one gallon of beer daily as standard consumption. Others said it was 100 liters per year.
10. You should store Beer in bottles long term
1) On their sides like wine
2) Standing straight up
3) Upside down to keep the air out
4) Who stores Beer long-term? Drink it
Answer: 2) Standing straight up
Storing beer on its side for a long period can create water marks or yeast ring inside the bottle. Upright storage ensures yeast compresses at the bottom of the bottle. It also slows down the beer’s oxidation.
11. What great scientist credited Beer to their creation?
1) Louis Pasteur
2) Madame Curie
3) Leonardo da Vinci
4) Most scientists, as you are most creative when drunk
Answer: 1) Louis Pasteur
Louie Pasteur identified the microbial causes of beer spoilage. His research showed micro-organisms spoiled beverages like beer, wine and milk.
12. How many brands of Beer are found in Belgium?
1) Only five brands as they are regulated by the government
2) 50 different brands
3) 400 different brands
4) We lost count when we were trying to taste them
Answer: 4) We lost count when we were trying to taste them all!
There are over 150 breweries in the tiny country with more than 1,000+ different Belgian beer brands. You can spend a month there and only scratch the surface with the abundance of beers available. There are new ones coming out always, so hard to keep track of them.
13. One of the first cultures to brew Beer, the Babylonians
1) Only allowed royalty to drink it
2) Used it only in medical procedures
3) Would drown the brewer with Beer if it wasn’t any good
4) Exported Beer all across the world
Answer: 4) Exported Beer all across the world
Babylonians brewed many kinds of beer and classified them into 20 categories. Beer became a regular commodity in Babylonia’s foreign trade especially with Egypt.
14. Beer was available in bottles in 1850, but when were cans first introduced?
4) Who cares, Beer is much better in a bottle
Answer: 2) 1935
Canned beer was first introduced in the market on January 24, 1935 in Richmond, Virginia (USA).
15. What is a collector of Beer bottles called?
1) A labeorphilist
2) An alcoholic
3) A Connoisseur
4) A silicafile
Answer: 1) A labeorphilist
Dictionaries say the labeorphilist is someone who likes to collect beer bottles or beer labels.
16. A law in Texas states that if you are standing you cannot take more than
1) Five Beers to carry
2) Three sips of Beer
3) Five steps towards your car
4) One glass
Answer: 2) Three sips of Beer
There’s a weird lay in Texas that prohibits anyone to take more than three sips of beer while standing.
17. Where does the word Beer come from?
1) The joyous sound that someone made when they first drank it
2) Be-er becasue you were popular
3) From the latin bibere
4) From the original name of hops in Germany
Answer: 3) From the Latin bibere
It comes from the Latin word, “bibere” means “to drink. In
18. What is Wort?
1) The infusion of ground malt before fermentation
2) A mould that will ruin a batch of Beer
3) The term for adding more sugar to Beer to make it stronger
4) What they tell you you will get if you drink too much
Answer: 1) The infusion of ground malt before fermentation
Wort refers to the sweet infusion of ground malt or other grain before fermentation, used to produce beer and distilled malt liquors.
19. Who is the patron Saint of Brewing?
1) St. Sebastian, born in 1115
2) St. Arnold, born in 580
3) St. Bishop, born in 1520
4) St. Amelia, the first woman to brew Beer
Answer: 2) St. Arnold, born in 580
St. Arnold of Soissons depicted with a bishop’s miter and a mash rake is the patron saint of brewing. Arnold of Soissons or Arnold or Arnulf of Oudenburg is a saint of the Roman Catholic Church, the patron saint of hop-pickers and Belgian brewers.
20. Who is the patron Saint of Beer?
1) King Henry VIII
2) King Gamberinus
3) Pope Augustine the second
4) Any bartender if you ask them
Answer: 2) King Gamberinus
King Gambrinus is revered by many brewers as a patron saint of beer. According to folk tales, Gambrinus was the King of Flanders who invented hopped and malt beer.
21. In the 1200s Beer was used to
1) Toast to a married couple
2) Baptise a child
3) Bring people to church
4) Wash in
Answer: 2) Baptise a child
Beer was used to baptize some children in Norway which Pope Gregory IX condemned.
22. The study of Beer is called
3) A saprologist
4) Enjoying life
Answer: 2) Zythology
Zythology is the study of beer and beer making; it is to beer what ‘oenology’ is to wine. A zythologist is a true beer connoisseur who can share many interesting facts about an immensely complex and sophisticated beverage, its ingredients, and the roles they play in the brewing process.
23. The first professional Brewers were
1) Monks in a monastery
2) Beautiful women
3) Only men over the age of 50
4) Travelling merchants
Answer: 2) Beautiful women
Women were the first professional brewers and were called brewsters. Brewing beer was such a serious task in ancient Babylon that if a person brewed a bad batch, that person was drowned.
24. The country that drinks the most Beer per person today is
1) The United Kingdom
2) The Czech Republic
3) The United States
Answer: 2) The Czech Republic
According to research by the Japanese beverage company Kirin, the Czech Republic topped the per capita beer drinking table for 23 consecutive years. In 2015, the most recent year for which statistics are available, the Czechs drank 142.4 liters per person.
25. The prohibition law in the United States lasted for
1) 13 years and 10 months
2) 8 years
3) 5 years and six months
4) Was never actually ratified into law but just enforced
Answer: 1) 13 years and 10 months
The prohibition of alcohol in the United States lasted for 13 years which was from January 16, 1920 until December 5, 1933. Prohibition was enacted under the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.