205 Beer Trivia Questions (Ranked From Easiest to Hardest)

Updated Date:
January 9, 2023
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Beer trivia questions are perfect for parties, social gatherings, pub quizzes or as a way to learn more about this popular beverage.

From the history of beer and the brewing process to trivia questions about brands and taste, there's something for everyone.

Straight off the bat, here is one to get you started:

Question: In general, the basic ingredients of beer are water, a starch source (such as malted barley), flavoring (such as hops), and what other critical ingredient?

Answer: Yeast

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205 Beer Trivia Questions Ranked From Easiest to Hardest (Updated For 2023)

  1. Bixi, Bold Dog, Lo Rez, Saint Errant, and Half Acre are all names of what type of company located in Chicago? They are all part of an industry that has exploded in popularity across the US in the 2010s.

    Answer: Brewery

  2. The Reinheitsgebot is a series of regulations on the production of beer in what country?

    Answer: Germany

  3. Flathead Lake, Red Lodge, Bozeman, Harvest Moon, and Blackfoot River are all names of what type of company located in Montana? They are all part of an industry that has exploded in popularity across the US in the 2010s.

    Answer: Breweries

  4. A golden IPA made by New Belgium Brewing is ______ Ranger. Fill in the one word “V” blank, also the name of a Caribbean religion that combines Roman Catholicism with African magic.

    Answer: Voodoo Ranger

  5. Which yeast byproduct makes beer bubbly (or carbonated, if you want to get technical)?

    Answer: Carbon Dioxide

  6. Tooheys, Victoria Bitter and Coopers are all popular "bevvies" from which Southern Hemisphere country?

    Answer: Australia

  7. What beer, the flagship brand of the Boston Beer Company, was named after a US founding father who led pro-American and anti-British propaganda efforts and was the cousin of future president John?

    Answer: Samuel Adams

  8. The wise owl on the label could tell you: Hatachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale is brewed in cedar casks previously used to brew what rice-based alcoholic drink?

    Answer: Sake

  9. In 2012, Anheuser-Busch released a 137-calorie variety of Bud Light in a translucent blue glass bottle under what name which includes a metallic element whose Periodic Table symbol is Pt?

    Answer: Bud Light Platinum

  10. The beer manufacturer that sells Corona and Modelo is known as ______ Brands. Fill in the one word “C” blank, also a word for a group of stars that form a recognizable pattern and is sometimes named after mythology.

    Answer: Constellation Brands

  11. What pale lager is produced by the Mexican brewery Cerveceria Modelo, and is owned by the Belgian company AB InBev? It shares its name with the outermost layer of the Sun.

    Answer: Corona

  12. Because a Czech company owns rights to the full name in Europe, the American beer sold as "Bud" in Europe is sold under what longer name in North America?

    Answer: Budweiser

  13. First introduced in 1933, Clydesdale horses have been famously advertised in association with which Anheuser-Busch brand? Their appearance in Super Bowl TV ads has been a long standing tradition since 1986.

    Answer: Budweiser

  14. Bailey Jankowski’s clothing retailer, the Maine Lifestyle Company, is based out of what “B” Maine city? The city name sounds like someone who makes beer, or perhaps plays baseball in Milwaukee.

    Answer: Brewer, Maine

  15. During WWI, the Battle of Beersheba took place in what is now known as Türkiye but back then was known as the ______ Empire.

    Answer: Ottoman

  16. What beer brand's trademarked color-changing label alerts a consumer when a can or bottle is "as cold as the Rockies?"

    Answer: Coors

  17. Checking the ABV percentage on your beer will give you an idea of how strong it is. What measurement does the acronym ABV stand for?

    Answer: Alcohol by Volume

  18. In July 2021, Usain Bolt did a promotion allowing bar patrons to open a "running tab" to get a free pour of the Ultra version of what American beer brand?

    Answer: Michelob

  19. Dublin's St. James's Gate is the name of the primary brewery of what harp-logoed brand of stout?

    Answer: Guinness

  20. If you’re at a location in France, Germany, or several other European countries, which fast food place lets you order a beer with your Quarter Pounder?

    Answer: McDonald's

  21. The logo of which beer company features the number "1759" (the year of it was founded) and a cláirseach, a type of Celtic harp featured on the British, Irish, and Canadian coats of arms?

    Answer: Guiness

  22. It's a type of beer intertwined with the history or porters. It's also a word in the dictionary that can mean bulky, brave, or resolute. What is it?

    Answer: Stout

  23. In general, the basic ingredients of beer are water, a starch source (such as malted barley), flavoring (such as hops), and what other critical ingredient?

    Answer: Yeast

  24. Besides Reese's Pieces, what titular movie alien gets tipsy on a few too many cans of beer he discovers in Elliott and Gertie's refrigerator?

    Answer: E.T.

  25. Used as either a bittering, flavoring, or stability agent, the plant Humulus lupulus has been increasingly used in beer during the 21st century. By what name is this species more commonly known?

    Answer: Hops

  26. Traditional Japanese beers like Sapporo and Asahi are unusual in that about a third of their grains come from what crop, added to more typical grains like barley?

    Answer: Rice

  27. A Moscow Mule consists of vodka, ginger beer, and lime served chilled in a copper mug. What liquor could be subbed in to make a Kentucky Mule?

    Answer: Bourbon

  28. What “M” beer, made by a large Mexican brewery that also makes Corona, has a name that translates into “Model” in English? So its “______ Especial” variant is a “Special Model.”

    Answer: Modelo

  29. 3 Stars, Bluejacket, Mad Fox, and Schnell are all names of what type of company located in DC? They are all part of an industry that has exploded in popularity across the US in the 2010s.

    Answer: Breweries

  30. We must have Labor Day Weekend on our mind, as the answers to the previous nine questions are all what type of product?

    Answer: Beers

  31. There's an expression in English often referring to hangovers that originally comes from a Scottish belief that placing a few follicles from a canine on a rabid bite can be a treatment. What is this expression which shares its name with a brewery in Portland?

    Answer: Hair of the Dog

  32. Sagres is a brand of Heineken beer that is sold around the world and is named after a town in what small European nation?

    Answer: Portugal

  33. The oldest still-operating brewery in the world has been producing alcoholic beverages since 1040. The company is named for its home region Weihenstephan, located in what country?

    Answer: Germany

  34. Henieken Tarwebok is a discontinued bock beer that was previously produced by its namesake brewer. Bock is a term for a beer that is a strong lager with origins in what country?

    Answer: Germany

  35. Heineken owns Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery, the parent company of what beer repped by "The Most Interesting Man in the World"?

    Answer: Dos Equis

  36. What there-word nickname, referring to the colors of both army and police uniform, was used for constables recruited into the Royal Irish Constabulary as reinforcements during the Irish War of Independence? The singular of this nickname is a cocktail comprising pale beer and dark beer, usually called a “half and half” in Ireland.

    Answer: Black and Tans

  37. Which brand of beer defied the recent negative connotations of its name to see a 13% increase in profits last year, putting it 63rd on Forbes’ 100 most valuable brands 2022?

    Answer: Corona

  38. Based on a true story, the 2015 film "Kidnapping Mr. Heineken" starred what "Silence of the Lambs" Oscar-winner as Freddy Heineken?

    Answer: Anthony Hopkins

  39. Sahti, a style of farmhouse ale filtered through juniper twigs in a tun called a kuurna, is a traditional beer from what Nordic country?

    Answer: Finland

  40. Maybe he was drunk: the head of FIFA defended Qatar's recent decision to ban sales of what beverage at the World Cup?

    Answer: Beer

  41. When hunting down "the most interesting man in the world," what brand was looking for a Hemingway-esque spokesperson?

    Answer: Dos Equis

  42. What fictional beverage do the characters in "Harry Potter" drink when they visit places like "The Three Broomsticks" and "The Hog's Head Pub?"

    Answer: Butterbeer

  43. What two word Belgian-style witbier, brewed by MillerCoors with a colorfully astronomical name, shares its name with a doo-wop standard recorded by the Marcels, among many other artists?

    Answer: Blue Moon

  44. Milk stout differs from regular stout by the inclusion of what sugar derived from, you guessed it, milk?

    Answer: Lactose

  45. Three monosyllabic creatures collectively and repeatedly uttered the name "Budweiser" in a famous 1995 Super Bowl commercial. What type of animals were these pseudo-mascots?

    Answer: Frogs

  46. During what month is the typical start date of the famed German beer festival "Oktoberfest"?

    Answer: September

  47. Now owned by Heineken, the Al Ahram Brewery was nationalized during the 1960s tenure of President Nasser in what African country?

    Answer: Egypt

  48. Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery has many brands of popular beer, but only one had a series of commercials that lasted more than a decade and starred Jonathan Goldsmith. Goldsmith's name-less character became iconic enough to be included in many internet memes in the 2000s. Name the beer brand OR the character.

    Answer: Dos Equis (Most Interesting Man in the World)

  49. Boo! A fan threw a beer can and damaged the World Series Commissioner’s trophy at a 2018 victory parade in what town?

    Answer: Boston

  50. What “C” Danish beer company, founded in Copenhagen by J.C. Jacobsen in 1847, makes a namesake pilsner with green lettering on the label? It kind of sounds like a city that Jung or Sagan would live in.

    Answer: Carlsberg

  51. Opened in 1864, Heineken's first brewery was named for what needle-hiding things that Van Gogh and Monet were fond of painting?

    Answer: Haystacks

  52. A popular brand of beer in Queensland Australia sports four of them on the label, and the labels of Mexico's Dos Equis (naturally) have two. What letter is this?

    Answer: X

  53. Heineken is famous globally for the green bottles in which it has exported its beer for many years. Prior to 2013, the company sold beers in its home Dutch market in a different color bottle. What color was that now-discontinued bottle?

    Answer: Brown

  54. James Bond drank his first on-screen Heineken in what 2012 film that won Adele a Best Original Song Oscar?

    Answer: Skyfall

  55. What "venomous" drink, popular in the U.K., is made from equal parts cider and lager?

    Answer: Snakebite

  56. Harpoon in Boston, Sand Creek in Wisconsin, and O'Fallon in Missouri all have a chocolate-flavored product which is what type of beer?

    Answer: Stout

  57. Though zymology spreads out to all sorts of stuff, "Zymurgy Magazine" caters to home hobbyists playing around with yeast to produce what potable stuff?

    Answer: Beer

  58. What is the style of beer developed in London the early 18th century that uses brown malt? The style was named for people known for carrying objects, as this style of beer was very popular with this profession.

    Answer: Porter

  59. Kriek is a Belgian beer made by fermenting lambic with the sour "Morello" variety of what fruit?

    Answer: Cherries

  60. Lift Bridge, Boom Island, and Canal Park are all Minnesota companies that focus on the production of what?

    Answer: Craft beer

  61. Since the 1970s, most Heineken beer has been brewed at the company's main brewery in what small town in the Netherlands with less than 10,000 residents?

    Answer: Zoeterwoude

  62. What popular two-word Rum cocktail takes its name from the Tahitian word for “good” or “excellent”, but was actually invented in Oakland, California in 1944?

    Answer: Mai Tai

  63. A beer brewed and bottled in Qiandao Lake, China, with crisp citrus notes, is Lucky ______ Beer. Fill in the one word blank, a historical religious leader with first name Gautama.

    Answer: Lucky Buddha Beer

  64. As of 2012, Heineken acquired this popular tequila-flavored beer called what? It comes in a variety of fun flavors, including lime, mojito, and original.

    Answer: Desperados

  65. Beer Nuts do not contain any beer, but their name suggests they're the perfect snack to accompany a cold one. What kind of nut, salted and coated in corn syrup, is used to make Beer Nuts?

    Answer: Peanuts

  66. What “Y” beer company is the oldest operating brewing company in the US, originating in Pottsville, PA in 1829? Their products include an Original Black And Tan, as well as FLIGHT.

    Answer: Yuengling

  67. The Heineken Company owns a number of global beer brands, including what Singapore-made beer with a big cat in its logo?

    Answer: Tiger Beer

  68. What beer brand, known as a blue-collar Milwaukee lager and a cheap beer for college students and hipsters, was licensed for sale in Chinese markets in the early 2010s? In China, the price of a typical bottle skyrocketed to $44 and the company claims the beer itself is different, a special brew of German malts and aged in oak whiskey barrels.

    Answer: Pabst Blue Ribbon

  69. Tiger Beer is a popular brand of beer owned and distributed by Heineken but founded in what Asian city-state? The brand is considered one of the ten most valuable brands in its homeland.

    Answer: Singapore

  70. What Tampa, Florida theme park, which first opened in 1959, was originally developed as a marketing vehicle for the owner's beer business, and featured stables housing some of the world's most famous Clydesdales?

    Answer: Busch Gardens

  71. What American beer brand, probably best known today for its merger with Anheuser, is an economy pale lager that was introduced in 1955 as a “Bavarian Beer?” Available in regular and Light varieties, it is the second best selling beer in its brand.

    Answer: Busch Beer

  72. Several brands have logos so iconic that they can be recognized internationally. What symbol on the Heineken logo earned the company this status?

    Answer: Star

  73. What is the nautical name of the San Francisco brewery that was founded in 1896 in the Portero Hill neighborhood, is one of the last remaining breweries to produce "California common beer," and was purchased by Japanese brewer Sapporo in 2017?

    Answer: Anchor Brewing Company

  74. The beer-making cylindrical container with a bulging center typically made of wooden staves and metal hoops is known as a barrel (of course) or what other four-letter word? This other name for this container comes from the French and Spanish words for helmet.

    Answer: Cask

  75. What beer company claims their name is "Australian for beer?"

    Answer: Fosters

  76. An occasional sponsor of the national bobsled team, what colorfully named Jamaican lager is also brewed in The Netherlands by Heineken?

    Answer: Red Stripe

  77. The most notable brewery in literature might be the abandoned, rusted-over operation once run by Miss Havisham, the eccentric woman young Pip meets in what 1860 novel by Charles Dickens?

    Answer: Great Expectations

  78. Led by superstar point guard Isaiah Thomas and physical center Bill Laimbeer, the 1980 - 1991 Detroit Pistons took on what alliterative moniker due to their rough-and-tumble play?

    Answer: The Bad Boys

  79. Despite its name, Victoria Bitter is actually a lager. It's also one of the oldest and best-selling beer brands from what country, where it's been brewed since 1854?

    Answer: Australia

  80. Leinenkugel, New Glarus, and Steven's Point are all established breweries in what STATE which is also home to one much-larger and much-more-famous brewer?

    Answer: Wisconsin

  81. What cocktail is Reposado tequila mixed with ginger beer, lime juice, and creme de cassis? You will have a devil of a time drinking this Spanish-named beverage.

    Answer: El Diablo

  82. Torpedo, Hazy Little Thing, Pale Ale, and Hoptimum are all beers brewed by the seventh-largest brewer in the U.S. that was founded in Chico, California in 1979. What is the name of this geographic-sounding brewery?

    Answer: Sierra Nevada

  83. Ask the people at Pabst: The "Nastro Azzurro" on Peroni beer labels just means what specific kind of award?

    Answer: Blue Ribbon

  84. Canada's three largest brewers (Molson, Labatt, and Sleeman) have all been acquired or merged with multinational corporations in the 2000s. As a result, what mammalian-named company is the largest fully Canadian-owned brewer as of 2015? The brand has 4% market share nationwide.

    Answer: Moosehead

  85. Although more well-known for the wineries in the central region of the state, what state is also home to all of the following breweries? Starr Hill Brewery, Three Notch'd Brewing Company, New District Brewing Company, Blue Mountain Brewery, Devils Backbone.

    Answer: Virginia

  86. In 2016, Heineken continued its tradition of sponsoring top-end sporting championships by becoming the official beer of the FIA ______ ______ World Championship, beginning with the Canadian Grand Prix. What two words fill in the blanks?

    Answer: Formula One

  87. Fat Tire, a Belgian-style ale, is the flagship beer of what Colorado-based craft brewery that distributes their bottled beers nationally?

    Answer: New Belgium

  88. Inside each can of Guinness beer is a plastic widget containing what type of gas?

    Answer: Nitrogen

  89. "I Am Canadian" was the slogan for what beer brand from 1994 until 1998 and between 2000 and 2005? The campaign was retired shortly after a merger with Coors in 2005.

    Answer: Molson Canadian

  90. Darker stout beers such as Guinness are often infused with a different compound than carbon dioxide, the common addition to most beers. This style, creating a smoother finish and extracting additional flavor, made its way to the world of coffee in 2015 according to "Men's Journal". What is this 5-letter style of brewing coffee?

    Answer: Nitro

  91. Kentucky-based Falls City Brewing Company capitalized on the 1977 political climate by releasing “Billy Beer.” The beer was named after and heavily promoted by the brother of what sitting U.S. president?

    Answer: Jimmy Carter

  92. A Dark 'n' Stormy cocktail is a bar staple in many countries, including England and Bermuda. To make it, one mixes rum with what kind of spiced carbonated beverage? Hint: We're looking for TWO words here.

    Answer: Ginger Beer

  93. What company patented the beer widget, a device placed in a can or bottle of beer to manage the beer's head?

    Answer: Guinness

  94. Framboise is a Belgian style of lambic beer fermented with what fruit?

    Answer: Raspberry

  95. The oldest beer brand from a certain American brewer is advertised on its packaging as "The Champagne of Beers." What is this beer? Note, we're looking for the specific beer, not just the brewer.

    Answer: Miller High Life

  96. Taking a shot of whiskey and immediately chugging a beer is a "recipe" for what drink named because it was once served to workers ending their shifts?

    Answer: Boilermaker

  97. Some of the earliest human writings contain references to beer: the "Code" of what Babylonian king, written in the 18th century BCE, includes rules for brewers and beer parlors?

    Answer: Hammurabi

  98. Think of the word that means "a small, pond-like body of water that is often connected to a larger body of water." Now translate that word into Spanish and use the diminutive form. What American beer brand do you have?

    Answer: Lagunitas

  99. Famously, Reinheitsgebot is the series of rules and regulations limiting the ingredients of beer in Germany and former states of the Holy Roman Empire. The best known version of the law went into effect in 1516 in what landlocked German state?

    Answer: Bavaria

  100. What company was founded in 1888 by British businessman Cecil Rhodes and controls 35% of the global market for its main product? The company's initial financing was provided by the Rothschild Family.

    Answer: De Beers

  101. A "howler" is a 32-ounce container which holds approximately two pints of beer. The name "howler" is a portmanteau of what two words?

    Answer: Half growler

  102. The official state quarter of Washington depicts what peak with a namesake beer that describes itself as "Mountain Fresh?"

    Answer: Rainier

  103. In May 2021, Heineken USA announced that it would be sponsoring its first NFL team as their exclusive import beer partner. What is this Florida-based team that plays its home games in Hard Rock Stadium?

    Answer: Miami Dolphins

  104. What three-lettered invention of Heineken is a green robotic cooler that can autonomously deliver beer to customers? Its name is a common shorthand for robots, and also for a software application that runs automated online tasks.

    Answer: BOT

  105. A Los Angeles based beer company, offering such beers as Mango Cart Ale and Wolf Pup Session IPA, is ______ Road Brewing. Fill in the one word blank, an adjective for something covered in atomic number 79 on the periodic table, latin name Aurum.

    Answer: Golden Road Brewing

  106. What beer company started a popular commercial in 1999, in which a group of guys called each other on the phone, energetically asking “Wassup?”

    Answer: Budweiser

  107. Jonathan Goldsmith appeared in a series of TV ads for Dos Equis beer as “The Most ______ Man In The World,” and the format of not always doing something, but then doing it in a particular way, came to memes. Fill in the one word blank with this engaging adjective.

    Answer: The Most Interesting Man In The World

  108. What start-of-the-alphabet brand of Pilsner, owned by Heineken International as of 2000, was founded in Seville and is Spain's largest producer of beer?

    Answer: Cruzcampo

  109. Since 1876, the monastery that produces Chimay also produces what food item?

    Answer: Cheese

  110. While the name “Budweiser” makes it sound like your beer came straight from Germany, the brew is actually all-American. Which Midwestern state is home to the Anheuser-Busch Brewery?

    Answer: Missouri

  111. You might just call it “OE800,” but what’s the full name of Miller’s malt liquor?

    Answer: Olde English 800

  112. Named after a founding father (who may have been a brewer himself), what’s the official beer of the Boston Red Sox?

    Answer: Samuel Adams

  113. Which brewery was America’s first brewpub, gave us Pumpkin Ale, and shares a name with a wild west showman and “Silence of the Lambs” villain?

    Answer: Buffalo Bill's

  114. Which brand claims it tacked its prize-winning status onto its name because it won “America’s Best” beer at a world’s fair in 1893?

    Answer: Pabst

  115. Since 1982, brew-enthusiasts have flocked to which state every fall for the Great American Beer Festival?

    Answer: Colorado

  116. What’s the term for a beer that’s light, dry, and—despite its name—contains no dairy?

    Answer: Cream ale

  117. Which American beer became a nationwide hit in the 1880s after its inventors came up with a way to refrigerate the bottles while they were being distributed across the country by train?

    Answer: Budweiser

  118. Milk pasteurization in the U.S. was still a few decades away in the 1870s, but that didn’t keep which American brewery from becoming the first to use the technique to pasteurize its beer?

    Answer: Budweiser

  119. The brand’s advertising slogan in the 1970s riffed on a lyric from an earlier jingle for the brew (“Here Comes the King”). The name of which beer completes the phrase: “When you say ______, you’ve said it all.”

    Answer: Budweiser

  120. Which beer container looks like a barrel and is a fixture at frat parties?

    Answer: Keg

  121. What’s the name of the Northwest League baseball team that plays at Ron Tonkin Field and has barley (in honor of beer brewing) as a mascot?

    Answer: Hillsboro Hops

  122. Barleywine doesn’t sound like a beer, but it’s actually a malty English ale with a high (6% to 8% by volume) content of what?

    Answer: Alcohol

  123. The Green Zone is "...your alcohol comfort zone, where drinking is part of your good time with friends, and builds up the right atmosphere. Your Green Zone is respecting your limits." The Green Zone concept is promoted by what brewery that has been a long time sponsor of the Danish National Football Team, and just so happens to have green bottles?

    Answer: Carlsberg

  124. In 2001, Delaware craft brewery Dogfish Head released an ale whose recipe was based on ingredients found in the residue of ancient clay vessels. The beer is named for the famous "Touch" of what legendary Phrygian king?

    Answer: Midas

  125. Which somewhat nautical term is used to describe a cold, sweet beverage that’s classically made with vanilla ice cream and root beer?

    Answer: Float

  126. Which Bejing-based brewery makes the beer that has the honor of being the official brew that’s served at banquets in the Great Hall of the People?

    Answer: Yanjing

  127. What fungal microorganism, thanks to its associations with bread and beer, was likely the first organism "domesticated" by human beings?

    Answer: Yeast

  128. Winchester, Kentucky is the birthplace of what spread that combines dairy with booze, and is traditionally served with saltines?

    Answer: Beer Cheese

  129. Which beverage company based in Japan is rooted in a brewery business dating back to 1888 and has a unique modern-day offering of a frozen beer that it claims stays cold for a half hour?

    Answer: Kirin

  130. If you’re into craft brews, which Richmond “trail” can you take a stroll along to get a taste of the offerings at Mekong, Stone Brewing, Hardywood?

    Answer: Beer

  131. What diminutive adjective was typically applied to beer, popular at mealtimes in Medieval England, with a very low ABV?

    Answer: Small

  132. A dark English beer developed in the 18th century, combined with a William Katt horror movie from 1985, gives us what steak, a thick cut from the rear end of the short loin?

    Answer: Porterhouse (Porter + House)

  133. What 26th-most populous city in the United States (as of 2017) hosts a stable of nicknames including Rose City, Little Beirut, Bridgetown, Beervana, and Rip City?

    Answer: Portland

  134. Featuring an eponymous IPA, a series of "UFO" beers, and myriad seasonal beers, what Boston brewery was founded in 1986 and expanded to a second location in Vermont in 2000?

    Answer: Harpoon

  135. In 1759, Arthur Guinness started brewing his namesake stout at a brewery named for what sainted apostle?

    Answer: Saint James

  136. If you’re a brewer, you know that the IBU scale can tell you about a beer’s hops. What does IBU stand for?

    Answer: International Bitter Unit

  137. 1870 is a specific beer named for the year in which its brewer was founded in Europe. The beer is still produced today by what subsidiary of Heineken?

    Answer: Amstel

  138. The Alchemist, Lawson's Finest Liquids, and Hill Farmstead are all popular breweries known for limited-size batches of their highly-reviewed beers. All of these breweries are found in what small state?

    Answer: Vermont

  139. We're not sure if he's into making his own beer, but CAP theorem is also known by the name of a computer scientist with what B-word surname?

    Answer: Brewer

  140. According to the Department of Energy, in 2021 Alaska ranks third in natural gas withdrawals, behind Texas and what Rust Belt state that churns out Rolling Rock beer?

    Answer: Pennsylvania

  141. In 2017, Bud Light was unsurprisingly the top-selling beer brand in the U.S. by volume. What beer was the second best seller?

    Answer: Coors Light

  142. Black Gold was a reality TV series chronicling three oil drilling rigs in Andrews County in what state? The show was partly produced by Thom Beers, creator of Deadliest Catch and Ice Road Truckers.

    Answer: Texas

  143. Starr Hill, Three Notch'd, James River, and Devil's Backbone are all breweries and beer brands with home bases in what eastern U.S. state?

    Answer: Virginia

  144. In 1873, Heineken hired a Dr. Elion who helped brew the first Heineken beer brand by developing a yeast for Bavarian bottom fermentation. Elion was a former student of what famous French chemist?

    Answer: Louis Pasteur

  145. Produced and sold in France by Heineken France is an Irish Red beer with what man's name in the brand's title?

    Answer: George Killian's Irish Red

  146. A no-longer-used Heineken slogan once said that "a better beer deserves a better WHAT?"

    Answer: can

  147. Aptly, there's a golden hue to a certain Dogfish Head beer based on ingredients from the tomb of what rich, cursed ancient Phrygian king?

    Answer: Midas / King Midas

  148. What type of Canadian beer is made by freezing, then removing some of the frozen crystals--as its name suggests?

    Answer: Ice Beer

  149. There's a pair of words that can indicate either a Canadian whiskey brand or an American cola brand depending on the sequence of the two words. With one guess, name either brand.

    Answer: Crown Royal

  150. Now synonymous with cans and bottles of beer, what hyphenated two-word term was first conceived by Coca-Cola in 1923?

    Answer: Six-pack

  151. Four Peaks Brewing, Thunder Canyon Brewery, and Goldwater Brewing are all local beer makers in what US state?

    Answer: Arizona

  152. The oldest brewery, established in 1040, is located in what country?

    Answer: Germany

  153. Brew Free or Die is one of the year-round IPAs offered by a California brewery named for which constitutional amendment?

    Answer: 21st

  154. What two-word beer brand, first brewed in 1926 in Leuven, Belgium, has a first word that is reminiscent of Marlon Brando yelling in “A Streetcar Named Desire?”

    Answer: Stella Artois

  155. The legendary India Pale Ale was the solution that brought beer from India to Britain, aging it in order to survive what weather condition?

    Answer: Heat

  156. Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibited alcohol?

    Answer: 18th, 18, eighteenth

  157. Ninkasi was the goddess of beer to the citizens of Sumer, the ancient Mesopotamian civilization located in what modern day country?

    Answer: Iraq

  158. Which Belgian beer, named after a severe kind of alcohol withdrawal, has gained world fame with its warm light flavors and pink elephant logo? We're looking for two words.

    Answer: Delirium Tremens

  159. What Mexican beer cocktail is made by mixing beer and lime juice, often with the addition of Clamato, hot sauce, and a salt rim?

    Answer: Michelada

  160. Skopsko is a Heineken beer that is the most popular beer in what European country that was formerly part of Yugoslavia? The country had a public dispute with an area in Greece over naming rights for nearly two decades before being resolved by a mediator in 2019.

    Answer: North Macedonia

  161. Straight from Heineken USA's website, the listed ingredients in the company's flagship beer are water, ______ ______ and hop extract. What two-word item fills in the blank?

    Answer: Malted barley

  162. Known also for their eponymous international chain of bars and pubs, "Punk IPA", "Hazy Jane", and "Elvis Juice" are some of the beers offered by which Scottish brewery?

    Answer: BrewDog

  163. Which term sounds like booze for astronauts, but actually refers to a beer that has a lot of fermentable sugars during the brewing process (usually more than 1.075 OG)?

    Answer: High-Gravity

  164. What hoppy, pale-colored style of lager beer is named for the city in Bohemia -- now the Czech Republic, where it originated?

    Answer: Pilsner

  165. What is the name of the international corporation founded in 1888 by Cecil Rhodes that monopolized rough diamond distribution in the 20th century?

    Answer: De Beers

  166. The drinking game beer pong is also sometimes known by the name of what national capital city?

    Answer: Beirut

  167. Famed for beer, diamonds, and chocolate, it's hard to know what to like most about it. In 2011, which country elected Elio di Rupo as Prime Minister, making him the world's first openly gay male to be head of government in modern times?

    Answer: Belgium

  168. What is the time of the Italian beer brand with a label featuring a man wearing a green hat that was purchased by Heineken in 1996 and continues to be one of the most popular Italian beer brands?

    Answer: Birra Moretti

  169. Lindemans Brewery of Belgium makes peach and raspberry flavors of the fruit variety of what type of beer?

    Answer: Lambic

  170. What is the bestselling beer in India?

    Answer: Kingfisher

  171. Belgian lambics, Flanders red ale, and German gose are all more specific variations of what style of beer notable for its distinct (and often non-alcoholic) taste?

    Answer: Sour beers

  172. What beer brand has run the same holiday commercial, in which a palm tree is wrapped with Christmas lights, every year since 1990?

    Answer: Corona

  173. The highly carbonated pale ale that often has a fruity and/or spicy taste known as a saison is typically considered within what class of "F" beers?

    Answer: Farmhouse Ales

  174. Frank Wisner, the owner of Colorado's Cripple Creek Brewing, invented a dessert in 1893 after being inspired by the nearby snowy peaks. He named this two-item combo "the black cow." Today it is better known by what name?

    Answer: Root Beer Float

  175. In 2014, two European countries checked in with a higher beer consumption per capita than Germany. Name one of them. If you're curious, the top spot had nearly double the consumption of U.S. citizens. (Hint: they are the 13th and 19th most populous countries in Europe.)

    Answer: Czech Republic and Austria

  176. For the 2008 Summer Olympic games, Budweiser was the official international beer and what other brand was the official domestic beer?

    Answer: Tsingtao

  177. What beer, considered Thailand's most popular, uses a lion as its logo and the inspiration for its namesake?

    Answer: Singha

  178. Which sweet, pink-red beer cocktail made with grenadine and maraschino cherries shares its name with a British royal who was the grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II?

    Answer: Queen Mary

  179. Helles Frozen Over and I Know Wit You Did Last Summer are a taste of the punnily-named beers at what Richmond brewery that might be named for a Smiths album?

    Answer: Strangeways Brewing

  180. Orval and Chimay are Belgian beers brewed by what order of Catholic monks that have nothing to do with Migos or Gucci Mane?

    Answer: Trappists

  181. Well-known for its eponymous India pale ale and its urban wheat ale named 312, what nationally-distributed brewery is named for a 160-acre landmass in the Chicago River?

    Answer: Goose Island

  182. An annual festival in Cincinnati's Over the Rhine district is the oldest American celebration of what German-style dark lager?

    Answer: Bock

  183. What San Diego brewery often names its beers after locally found fish, like Wahoo, Manta Ray, and Sculpin?

    Answer: Ballast Point Brewing

  184. What combination of a dairy product and an alcoholic drink is celebrated annually at a festival in Winchester, Kentucky, the birthplace of the food?

    Answer: Beer Cheese

  185. Which large, muscled, flat-faced, crossbreed of a very large breed and an extinct British breed makes a great guard dog? (Fun fact: De Beers brought them to South Africa in the 1920s to protect their diamond mines).

    Answer: Bullmastiff

  186. A traditional "Chicago handshake" is a shot-and-a-beer combo that pairs Heileman's Old Style with what noxious Jeppson's liqueur?

    Answer: Malört

  187. What two-word beer brand, now manufactured by Anheuser-Busch, was started by the Latrobe Brewing Company of Western Pennsylvania in 1939? In a green bottle or can, with a horse on the label, it claims to be “Extra Pale.”

    Answer: Rolling Rock

  188. What Dutch word (pronounced more or less the same as its English equivalent) describes a strong version of the brown beer brewed by Belgian trappists?

    Answer: Dubbel

  189. Castle Beer has long been recognized as the official beer brand of what company, where it sponsors, among other things, the national rugby team known as the Springboks?

    Answer: South Africa

  190. With a population of about 180,000, what city in the western Czech Republic is the namesake of a pale lager-style beer?

    Answer: Plzen

  191. Oregon, USA brewery Ninkasi is named for the beer goddess of what ancient Mesopotamian culture, which also produced the Epic of Gilgamesh?

    Answer: Sumer

  192. KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout), Devil Dancer, and Centennial IPA are a few of the offerings of which Michigan-based craft beer brand started by Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers in 1997?

    Answer: Founders Brewing Company

  193. What is the name of the "artsy" variety of hop that was first "released" in 2012 as the daughter of the bitter, earthy hop Simcoe? This new hop quickly became popular in IPAs throughout the US because of its strong citrus, floral, and pine flavors.

    Answer: Mosaic

  194. Heineken produces what two-word Dutch style beer, which shares a name with a style of beer made in Belgium, although the Belgian beer is stronger, more acidic, and manufactured differently? The second word sounds like a bear or a hockey player from Boston.

    Answer: Oud Bruin

  195. As of June 2021, the front page of Heineken's US website prominently features the company's non-alcoholic beer by prominently announcing "Heineken 0.0 ______ ______. Zero alcohol." What two words fill in the blank?

    Answer: Great Taste

  196. What term refers to beers brewed at relatively high temperatures using yeasts that rise to the top of the brew? Historically, this term referred to a drink brewed without hops.

    Answer: Ale

  197. Portland, Maine's Allagash Brewery crafts the delicious Allagash White, in what top-fermented Belgian style that might loosen you up for a good joke?

    Answer: Witbier

  198. Dennis, Earl, and Sigourney all walk into a bar. Dennis orders a Juicy Expat, Earl orders a Day Job, and Sigourney orders a Seafarer. They're all drinking beers from what Inglewood brewery?

    Answer: Three Weavers Brewing Company

  199. As of 20219, the two largest craft brewers in which US state were Great Lakes Brewing Co and Rhinegeist Brewery? This was the US's 17th state when admitted to the Union in 1803.

    Answer: Ohio

  200. In the brewing process, wort contains the amino acids that provide what lucky, rich element to the yeast?

    Answer: Nitrogen

  201. What beer, a Triple IPA made my Russian River Brewing, shares its name with a Roman philosopher and magistrate who an uncle with the same name?

    Answer: Pliny The Younger

  202. The product an Ontario-based brewing company that was founded in 1847, what’s the name of the top-selling Canadian beer in the world?

    Answer: Labatt Blue

  203. With a title that refers to a quote from Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," what 1930 novel by Somerset Maugham has sweet food and a type of beer in its title?

    Answer: Cakes and Ale

  204. The brewery Heineken's most popular brand in terms of beer sold annually is unsurprisingly Heineken. What is the company's second most popular brand?

    Answer: Tecate

  205. What is the best selling beer brand in the world? It is sold mostly in China.

    Answer: Snow

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