100+ Beer Trivia Questions and Answers

Beer lovers unite! We have put together a set of beer brewing, beer drinking, and other beer related trivia questions and answers. Let’s see how much you know about craft breweries, brands of beer, beer culture, and beer history.

What’s the oldest brewery today? Which German city holds Oktoberfest? We’re diving into trivia and facts about the most popular drink to ever give you a buzz.

Beer Trivia

Beer is one of the most well-known and highly consumed alcoholic beverages. But did you know these Beer facts and trivia?

  • Beer sold in the United States hits about 123.89 billion barrels a year.
  • The most expensive beer is the Brewdog’s The End of History at $765 per 330ml.
  • The Stella Artois was first brewed back in 1926.
  • Oktoberfest is held at Munich, Germany.

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Beer Trivia Questions and Answers

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When found on a beer bottle, what does the acronym IPA stand for?▶ Indian Pale Ale
What’s the name of the craft beer distilled on White House grounds?▶ White House Honey Brown Ale
Which country has the highest beer consumption per capita in the world?▶ Czech Republic
What’s the lowest alcohol content in a beer?▶ 0.5% ABV
The Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Lager is what kind of beer?▶ Pale Lager
What’s the world’s most popular beer brand?▶ Budweiser
When is International Beer Day?▶ August 4
What’s the strongest beer ever made?▶ Snake Venom at 67.5% ABV
What drinking game involves throwing ping pong balls into cups of beer?▶ Beer Pong
When did the London Beer Flood in the United Kingdom occur?▶ 17 October 1814
What’s the oldest beer brewery in the world today?▶ Brauerei Weihenstephan
What is the world’s biggest beer festival?▶ Oktoberfest
What are the four main ingredients in beer?▶ Grain, hops, yeast, and water
Guinness beer was first brewed in which country?▶ Ireland
When referring to an establishment that sells alcoholic drinks, what is the word “pub” short for?▶ Public house
What is the world’s oldest brewery still in operation today?Weihenstephan Brewery
Which country drinks the most beer per capita?Czech Republic
What is the proper name for a beer glass that has a curved shape and wider mouth than the base?Snifter
What is the name of the process by which beer is fermented in the bottle or can it is sold in?Bottle conditioning
Which beer style is known for its sour, acidic taste and origins in Belgium?Lambic
What is the term for a beer made with a higher percentage of hops that gives it a bitter taste?India Pale Ale (IPA)
What is the German word for beer?Bier
Which beer style is known for its dark color and roasted, coffee-like flavor?Stout
What is the proper name for a beer glass that has a thin, tapered shape and is used for serving pilsners and other light beers?Pilsner glass
What is the name for a beer made by monks, typically dark in color and high in alcohol content?Trappist beer
What is the process by which beer is made from grains like barley and wheat?Mashing
Which beer style is known for its light color and refreshing taste, and is typically served with a wedge of lime?Mexican lager
What is the name for a beer made with a blend of different beers, often used to create unique flavors?Blended beer
What is the term for a beer that has been aged in barrels that were previously used to age spirits like bourbon or whiskey?Barrel-aged beer
What is the name of the process by which beer is filtered to remove yeast and other sediment?Filtration
What is the German word for a beer garden?Biergarten
Which beer style is known for its light, effervescent taste and origins in Belgium?Witbier
What is the name of the process by which beer is cooled and clarified before bottling or canning?Cold crashing
Which beer style is known for its malty flavor and origins in Germany?Bock
What is the name for a beer made with fruit, such as cherries or raspberries?Fruit beer
What is the name of the process that turns sugar into alcohol during beer brewing?Fermentation
Which country consumes the most beer per capita?Czech Republic
What is the main ingredient in a Belgian lambic beer?Wheat
What is the name of the oldest brewery in the United States?Yuengling
What is the name of the beer style that originated in Cologne, Germany?Kölsch
What is the name of the process in which hops are added to boiling wort to impart bitterness and flavor?Hop boiling
What is the name of the beer style that is typically dark and malty, with a sweet flavor?Porter
What is the name of the German law that regulates beer brewing?Reinheitsgebot
What is the name of the beer style that is typically brewed with a high proportion of wheat?Witbier
What is the name of the beer style that is characterized by a smoky flavor and aroma?Rauchbier
What is the name of the beer style that is typically light in color and has a crisp, clean taste?Pilsner
What is the name of the beer style that is typically brewed with roasted malts, giving it a dark color and a distinct chocolate or coffee flavor?Stout
What is the name of the beer style that is typically brewed with a high alcohol content and aged for an extended period of time?Barleywine
What is the name of the beer style that is typically light in color and has a sour, acidic taste?Gose
What is the name of the beer style that is typically brewed with a high proportion of hops, giving it a bitter taste and floral aroma?India Pale Ale (IPA)
What is the name of the process in which beer is aged in barrels that previously held other types of alcohol, such as whiskey or wine?Barrel aging
What is the name of the beer style that is typically brewed with a high proportion of fruit, giving it a sweet or tart flavor?Fruit beer
What is the name of the beer style that is typically brewed with a high proportion of hops and a low alcohol content?Session IPA
What is the name of the beer style that is typically brewed with a high proportion of malt and a low proportion of hops, giving it a sweet, malty flavor?Scottish Ale
What is the most common beer style in Germany?Pilsner
What is the oldest brewery in the United States?Yuengling
What is the name of the process by which hops are added to beer during boiling to impart bitterness and flavor?Dry hopping
What is the name of the traditional German beer mug shaped like a bell with a thumb rest?Stein
What is the process by which beer is chilled and filtered to remove sediment and clarify the final product?Lagering
What is the term for a beer’s bitterness, which comes from the hops used in brewing?IBU (International Bitterness Units)
What type of beer is known for its dark color and roasted malt flavor?Stout
What type of beer is made using a top-fermenting yeast and is typically served at warmer temperatures than lagers?Ale
What type of beer is typically brewed in Belgium and is known for its fruity and spicy flavor?Belgian ale
Which country consumes the most beer per capita?Czech Republic
Which US state produces the most beer?California
Which type of beer is named after a region in the Czech Republic and is known for its crisp, bitter flavor?Pilsner
Who founded the brewery that produces the beer known as Guinness?Arthur Guinness
Who is credited with popularizing the use of hops in beer as a preservative and flavoring agent?Monks
Who is credited with creating the first modern IPA (India Pale Ale)?George Hodgson
Who is the patron saint of brewing and beer?Saint Arnold
Why are brown glass bottles often used for beer packaging?To prevent the beer from becoming light struck and developing a skunky flavor
In what year was the Reinheitsgebot, also known as the German Beer Purity Law, enacted?1516
What is the name of the process by which beer is fermented in the bottle or can, producing carbonation?Secondary fermentation
What is the name of the Belgian beer style that is brewed with wild yeast and bacteria, giving it a sour flavor?Lambic
Which beer style is typically brewed using the decoction method?German lagers
What is the name of the process used to add hops to the boil during beer production?Hop addition
What is the most popular beer in the United States by sales volume?Bud Light
Which beer style is brewed using a large amount of wheat?Wheat beer
What is the name of the device used to measure the specific gravity of wort during beer production?Hydrometer
Which beer style is typically brewed using a secondary fermentation process in the bottle or keg?Belgian ales
Which beer style is known for its smoky flavor, which is imparted by drying malt over an open flame?Rauchbier
What is the term for a beer that is brewed with wild yeast strains instead of cultured strains?Sour beer
What is the most popular beer style in the world by sales volume?Pale lager
Which country is credited with creating the IPA beer style?United Kingdom
What is the name of the process used to remove solids and clarify beer during production?Finishing
What is the most popular beer style in the United States by sales volume?IPA
Which beer style is typically brewed using roasted malts, which give it a dark color and toasty flavor?Stout
What is the name of the gas that is used to carbonate beer in kegs and bottles?Carbon dioxide
Which beer style is typically brewed using a top-fermenting yeast that produces fruity or spicy notes?Belgian saisons
What is the term for a beer that is brewed without hops and flavored with a blend of herbs and spices?Gruit beer
Which country produces the most beer in the world by volume?China
Which beer style is typically brewed using a blend of barley and wheat malts, along with coriander and orange peel?Witbier
What is the name for a beer mug with a hinged lid?Stein
What is the name for a beer brewed with wild yeasts?Sour beer
What is the name of the beer style that originated in Cologne, Germany?Kölsch
What is the name for a beer made from a blend of different beers?Gueuze
What is the name of the beer style that originated in Plzeň, Czech Republic?Pilsner
What is the name for a beer brewed with roasted malts, giving it a dark color and flavors of chocolate and coffee?Stout

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