Take this craft beer quiz and see where you stack up from newbie to connoisseur.
Test your beer geek knowledge with today’s pop quiz. You get 3 clues to guess each famous brew. You’ll find all of the answers, and a key that shows where you fall on the beer nerd food-chain below. Cheers and good luck!
A. It’s a 5.2% ABV Dark Beer from the Northwest
B. It won GABF Gold in 1996
C. Its name rhymes with tracksuit hoarder
A. This Belgian brew is a blend of 8 and 18 month-old beers
B. It pours a reddish-brown hue
C. You should refer to her as “Your Highness”
A. This brew’s canning production started in August 2011, and Hurricane Irene destroyed the brew pub it was made in later that same month
B. It’s brewed in Stowe, Vermont
C. This 8% ABV, unfiltered NE-Style DIPA will cause hops to grow out of your dome
A. This beer is brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and cinnamon sticks
B. Its release day party has become a craft beer holiday
C. It’s brewed in St. Louis, MO
A. Based on volume sold in 2016, this was the top-selling beer from the top-selling craft beer company in the U.S.
B. A balance of American six-row and two-row barley malt with choice Cluster and Cascade hops give this beer its distinctive flavor
C. It’s made by the oldest operating brewing company in the United States, established in 1829
A. This beer was first brewed in 1986 to celebrate a 200th birthday party (dang that’s a lot of candles!)
B. It’s matured in oak casks for 24 months
C. It’s brewed in West Flanders, Belgium
A. Its unique flavors from English floral hops, subtle malt sweetness, and spicy, fruity notes from Belgian yeast originate from the late 1930s, when local Belgian breweries aimed to satisfy the tastes of visiting British soldiers
B. Classified as an Ameri-Belgo style ale by the revered Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup
C. It was named in honor of the Colorado brewer’s inspired chunky-wheeled bike ride across the Belgian countryside
A. This Pale Ale icon has inspired countless brewers to follow a craft brewing passion of their own
B. Its unique piney and grapefruit aromas from the use of whole-cone American hops have fascinated beer drinkers for decades and made this beer a classic
C. It’s decorated with one of the most scenic-looking labels in craft beer
Check your answers listed below and see what your score says about your beer nerdiness:
0-1: Beer Nerd Noob - You've still got a whole lot to learn.
2-4: Broken-in Brew Drinker - You’re on your way to greatness, keep drinking.
5-6: Well Trained Taste Tester - You’re so close, just grow that beard out a little longer.
7-8: Craft Connoisseur - Okay, you win. Share this quiz with your friends and rub it in that you’re are the beeriest beerer of them all.
Written by Dylan Kasprzyk
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