Ultimate Beer Quiz questions and Answers

Calling all beer lovers, it’s time to hop on your bar stool, order a round, and see how many of the beer quiz questions you can answer!

beer quiz questions and answers

Beer, often said to be the cause and solution of so many of life’s problems. A form of this frothy amber liquid has been a part of the life for as long as history can remember, and it’s popularity definitely isn’t dying down. If anything, with the resurgence of craft beers, it’s more popular than ever!

But how much about beer do you really know? It’s time to find out as you challenge yourself with these beer quiz questions.

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How much about beer do you know?

Beer drinkers around the world will each hold their own strong opinions on what the best and worst beers are, however some beer facts cannot be disputed.

For example, which is the most sold beer in the USA, or the world? What is the oldest continuously running brewery called? Or where did the Great Beer Flood occur in 1814? Do you know the answers? Find out with these beer quiz questions and answers. They will definitely give you something to chat about over your next pint that’s for sure.

Without further ado, gather your mates, crack open some cold ones, and test your knowledge with these beer trivia questions. Whether a lager lover, ale appreciator or pilsner person, you might find out something new. Let’s see how many you can get right.

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Beer Trivia Questions

1. Which is the most sold beer in the United States?

2. According to the 1516 German purity law, beer can only contain three ingredients. What are they?

3. Which country consumes the most beer per capita?

4. What does IPA stand for?

5. In the USA, a barrel contains how many gallons of beer?

6. Trappist beers must be brewed in the grounds of what?

7. The famous dark stout Guinness originates from Ireland and is now brewed in almost 50 countries. While thoroughly enjoyed in Ireland, one sovereign state consumes more Guinness than the Irish. Which is it?

8. Where does the beer Mythos come from?

9. ‘Reassuringly expensive’ was the advertising slogan for which beer? 

10. In which German city is the world’s biggest beer festival, Oktoberfest, traditionally celebrated?

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Getting thirsty for a beer yet?

11. Brewmeister’s Snake Venom is claimed to be the strongest beer in the world. How many percent alcohol by volume (ABV) does it have?

12. Which brewery is claimed to be the oldest in the United States? 

13. Out of Bud Light, Amstel Light and Miller High Life Light, which beer has the lowest alcohol content?

14. Which beer brand makes the beer Elvis Juice?

15. In the early days, beer was only available to buy in kegs and bottles. Which brewery was the first to sell beer in cans in the United States?

16.  What is the name given to the drinking game where people attempt to bounce a ping pong ball into their opponents cups?

17. Which is the oldest beer brewery in the world that has been continuously operating?

18. George Washington was a known lover of beer. In the New York Public Library you can find a recipe he hand wrote describing the process to make which beer?

19. What is the name of the beer commonly consumed in popular cartoon The Simpsons?

20. To the closest gallon, how much beer does the average adult (21 years +) in the USA drink per year? 10 gallons, 17 gallons, 28 gallons or 45 gallons?

21. Which is the most sold beer in the world?

22. Where in the world would you drink a Bintang?

23. In 1814 there was an incident known as the Great Beer Flood. In which city did this occur?

24. Generally speaking, a session beer needs to be low in what?

25. With over 2,000 beers on sale, Delíríum Café is said to have the most varieties of beer commercially available in a venue. In which city can you find this establishment?

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Right, it’s time for the answers. Let’s see how you’ve done.

Beer Quiz Questions and Answers

1. Which is the most sold beer in the United States?

Bud Light. Everyone got that one, right?

2. According to the 1516 German purity law, beer can only contain three ingredients. What are they?

Water, hops and barley. While yeast was a part of the process, it wasn’t considered to be an ingredient.

3. Which country consumes the most beer per capita? 

Czech Republic

4. What does IPA stand for?

That’s Indian Pale Ale. It was known as an Indian Pale Ale as it was mainly exported to India by the East India Shipping Company.

5. In the USA, a barrel contains how many gallons of beer?

31

6. Trappist beers must be brewed in the grounds of what?

A Trappist monastery. There are only 13 in operation worldwide!

7. The famous dark stout Guinness originates from Ireland and is now brewed in almost 50 countries. While thoroughly enjoyed in Ireland, one sovereign state consumes more Guinness than the Irish. Which is it?

The United Kingdom

8. Where does the beer Mythos come from?

Greece

9. ‘Reassuringly expensive’ was the advertising slogan for which beer? 

Stella Artois

10. In which German city is the world’s biggest beer festival, Oktoberfest, traditionally celebrated?

Munich. Also, although it is called Octoberfest, the celebrations primarily take place in September. That one always confuses me!

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Octoberfest is the biggest beer festival in the world

11. Brewmeister’s Snake Venom is claimed to be the strongest beer in the world. How many percent alcohol by volume (ABV) does it have?

67.5%. How many of them do you think you could handle?

12. Which brewery is claimed to be the oldest in the United States? 

D.G. Yuengling & Son. Based in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, Yuengling, began brewing beer in 1892, and has been operating out of the same building since 1831!

13. Out of Bud Light, Amstel Light and Miller High Life Light, which beer has the lowest alcohol content?

Amstel Light at 3.5% ABV, Miller High Life Light has 4.1% and Bud light 4.2%.

14. Which beer brand makes the beer Elvis Juice?

Brewdog. And it’s damn delicious.

15. In the early days, beer was only available to buy in kegs and bottles. Which brewery was the first to sell beer in cans in the United States?

G. Krueger Brewing Company, from Newark, New Jersey, who first sold beer in cans in 1935.

16.  What is the name given to the drinking game where people attempt to bounce a ping pong ball into their opponents cups?

Beer Pong

17. Which is the oldest beer brewery in the world that has been continuously operating?

Weihenstephan Brewery. Based in Bavaria, Germany, this Benedictine monastery has been an official brewery since 1040.

18. George Washington was a known lover of beer. In the New York Public Library you can find a recipe he hand wrote describing the process to make which beer?

Small beer. You can find out about small beer here. They traditionally have an alcohol percentage of 0.5% to 2.8%.

19. What is the name of the beer commonly consumed in popular cartoon The Simpsons?

Duff Beer. Mmmmmmm, Duff.

20. To the closest gallon, how much beer does the average adult (21 years +) in the USA drink per year? 10 gallons, 17 gallons, 28 gallons or 45 gallons?

28 gallons. Or 28.2 gallons to be precise, approximately the equivalent of one 6-pack per week.

21. Which is the most sold beer in the world?

Snow, from China. That’s a good beer fact right there.

22. Where in the world would you drink a Bintang?

Indonesia. Usually on a beach.

23. In 1814 there was an incident known as the Great Beer Flood. In which city did this occur?

London, England. Just imagine a floor of beer!

24. Generally speaking, a session beer needs to be low in what?

Alcohol content. A session beer should have an alcohol content of less than 5% ABV, allowing people to enjoy a larger amount before feeling intoxicated.

25. With over 2,000 beers on sale, Delíríum Café is said to have the most varieties of beer commercially available in a venue. In which city can you find this establishment?

Brussels, Belgium. We’ve been there a couple of times before, and it is without a doubt one of the coolest beer cafes in the world.


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