How much of a Beer Geek are you?

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  1. When describing a beer, the initials I.B.U. stand for what?
    • Internal Barley Units
    • International Beer Union
    • Instant Beer Utilization
    • International Bitterness Units
    • International Brewers Unit
  2. Which of the following is NOT a Trappist Ale?
    • Roquefort
    • Westvleteren
    • St. Feuillien
    • Achel
    • Orval
    • These are all Trappist Ales.
  3. The Sumerian Goddess of Brewing was named:
    • Sheba
    • Ninkasi
    • Isis
    • Arjuna
    • Unna
  4. When a beer is top fermented, it is characterized as a:
    • lager
    • ale
    • stout
    • light
    • pilsner
  5. In brewing, this is the term used to describe the foam rising to the top of the fermenter:
    • frissant
    • spungen
    • crest
    • cream
    • kraeusen
    • break
  6. The Flemish Red Ale Duchess de Bourgogne is a blend of young beer with beer that is aged for how long?
    • 18 hours
    • 18 days
    • 18 months
    • 18 years
  7. Which of the following would NOT be suitable for cellar aging:
    • Chimay Grande Reserve
    • Bigfoot Barleywine
    • Orval
    • Roquefort 10
    • All of these would age well
    • None of these would age well
  8. Brettanomyces is appropriate in which of the following styles?
    • British IPA
    • Pilsner Lager
    • Belgian Lambic
    • American Barleywine
    • Heffeweisen
    • No beer should ever have Brettanomyces
  9. Pierre Celis is best known for his brewing of this beer:
    • Budweiser
    • Rodenbach
    • Spaten
    • Hoegaarden
    • Fischer D'Alsace
  10. Which of the following is NOT a strain of hops:
    • Cascade
    • Fuggles
    • Amarillo
    • Devonshire
    • Hallertauer
    • These are all hops strains.
  11. When asked to name the worst beer he had ever tasted, famed beer writer Michael Jackson replied:
    • Budweiser
    • Coors
    • Keystone
    • Corona
    • Olde English
    • He said "I love them all."
    • Check out his appearance on Conan O'Brien...
  12. Which of the following beers are both top fermented and lagered?
    • Imperial Stout
    • Kolsch
    • British Barleywine
    • Alt Beer
    • 1 and 3
    • 2 and 4
  13. Diacetyl is appropriate in which of these styles:
    • Flemish Red Ale
    • IPA
    • Pilsener Lager
    • Pale Ale
    • Blonde Ale
    • It is a fault that is never appropriate
  14. When a beer's yeast has properly converted all the sugars into alcohol and CO2, it is said to be well...:
    • metabolized
    • acctuated
    • acclimated
    • attenuated
    • extracted
  15. "SRM" is used in assesing a beer's:
    • Hop Bitterness
    • Carbonation
    • Alcohol Content
    • Color
    • Gravity
  16. This type of beer is a blend of old and young lambics:
    • Kriek
    • Kolsch
    • Barleywine
    • Saison
    • Geueze
  17. Which of the following is the best for preserving a beers flavor:
    • green bottles
    • cans
    • brown bottles
    • clear bottles
  18. Sloeber, Piraat, and Lucifer are all examples of which style?
    • Strong Dark Ale
    • Pilsener
    • IPA
    • Golden Strong Ale
    • Abbey Ale
  19. A "white" beer uses primarily what grain in its brewing?
    • Barley
    • Wheat
    • Rye
    • Corn
    • Rice
  20. When hops are added to the secondary fermenter during the brewing process the beer is said to be:
    • Late Hopped
    • Fresh Hopped
    • Dry Hopped
    • After Hopped

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