We Celebrate Atlanta Beer Week with a Beer Quiz!

This week is Atlanta Beer Week. The Great Decatur Craft Beer Festival at The Old Courthouse Square in Decatur, Ga., for which Ticket Alternative handled the tickets, and which sold out in record time, takes place this Saturday from 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. In honor of these things, all of the employees of Ticket Alternative took a beer quiz at our Tuesday morning meeting. Gift cards to Hop City were given out the person with the most correct answers, and to the person with the funniest answers. See how well you can do below!

1. Name the four basic ingredients in beer.

 

2. All beers can generally be classified into one of these two categories.

 

3. From which single ingredient does the dominant flavor of an IPA stem?

 

4. Name a Belgian style (not brand) of beer.

 

5. True or False: The darker a beer is, the more alcoholic it is.

 

6. Name four well known American craft breweries.

 

7. What is a Traopist beer?

 

8. Which ingredient gives beer its bitterness?

 

9. What happens during fermentation?

 

10. Why is beer traditionally bottled in brown glass bottles?

 

11. Mainstream American beers, such as Budweiser, Miller, and Coors, are loosely based on what classic European style?

 

12. What is a Hefeweizen?

 

13. What makes a dark beer dark?

 

14. Name a style (not brand) of beer that is typically over 8% alcohol.

 

Check the answers after the jump, as well as some of the more amusing (though far less correct) replies…

 

Answers:

1. Malt, grain, barley hops, yeast and water

2. Ales and Lagers

3. Hops

4. Abbey Ale, Dubbel, Tripple, Quad, Wit, Beer de Guarde, Saison, Lambic, Sour Flemish Ale, Old Bruin, Faro, Gueze, Kreik, Framboise

5. False

6. Boston beer/Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, Anchor, Dogfishhead, Sweetwater, Terrapin, Bells, Port, Stone, Rogues, etc.

7. Beer brewed in a monastery by monks

8. Hops

9. Yeast consume malt sugars to produce alcohol and carbon dioxide

10. To protect it from light/to prevent skunking

11. Pilsner

12. A German wheat beer noted for its cloudiness and characteristic banana/clove flavors

13. Dark grains/malt

14. Triple, Doublebock, Eisbock, Imperial+anything, Barleywine, Old Ale, Quad, Belgian Strong

 

Some funny quips from our more amusing staffers:

1. Name the four basic ingredients in beer.
-Dreams, Unicorns, Wishes, Hope
-Mountain Dew

2. All beers can generally be classified into one of these two categories.
-Happy
-Confused
-Mountain Dew

3. From which single ingredient does the dominant flavor of an IPA stem?
-Dinosaurs
-Mountain Dew

4. Name a Belgian style (not brand) of beer.
-Liederhosen Light
-Moüntain Dieu

5. True or False: The darker a beer is, the more alcoholic it is.
All of the above

6. Name four well known American craft breweries.
-Mac & Cheese, Salad Dressing, Cheese, Mayo, George Washington, Albert Einstein, USA USA USA!!

7. What is a Trappist beer?
-Trappist beer originated when Henry Trappist couldn’t stand his wife & children and needed something to take the edge off.
-Beer that is hunted and trapped in the wild
-Beer for trapeze people
-Seasonal beer that coincides with circus season
-Beer made from monkees trapped in the Amazon rainforest
-One that traps you to keep drinking until you’re drunk

8. Which ingredient gives beer its bitterness?
-Spite
-Its cynical world view

9. What happens during fermentation?
-That’s when beers learn how to make people forget sadness in their life
-Fermentation is the process of alcohol becoming what we need it to be
-Stinky stuff & alcohol develops

10. Why is beer traditionally bottled in brown glass bottles?
-They’re pretty
-Because it takes too long to wash dirty bottles
-It looks cooler

11. Mainstream American beers, such as Budweiser, Miller, and Coors, are loosely based on what classic European style?
-Disco
-Normal
-Poo

12. What is a Hefeweizen?
-A smart-ass
-German slang for anti-depressant
-Hapiweisen – a beer that makes you feel happy and wiser

13. What makes a dark beer dark?
-Melanin

An evil soul

It broods

14. Name a style (not brand) of beer that is typically over 8% alcohol.
-Moonshine, The good kind, Yummy, Delirium

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