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Craft Beer Brewery Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

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Craft Beer Brewery Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

What is a microbrewery?
A: A microbrewery or craft brewery is a brewery that produces small amounts of beer (or sometimes root beer), typically much smaller than large-scale corporate breweries, and is independently owned.

Such breweries are generally characterized by their emphasis on what?
A: Quality, flavor and brewing technique.

Although the term "microbrewery" was originally used in relation to the size of breweries, it gradually came to reflect an alternative attitude and approach to what?
A: Brewing flexibility, adaptability, experimentation and customer service.

When did the term and trend spread to the US?
A: In the 1980s and was eventually used as a designation of breweries that produce fewer than 15,000 U.S. beer barrels (1,800,000 liters; 460,000 U.S. gallons) annually.

Microbreweries have adopted a marketing strategy that differs from those of the large, mass-market breweries, offering products that compete on the basis of what?
A: Quality and diversity instead of low price and advertising.

Craft beer and microbreweries were cited as the reason for a 15 million L (4.0 million US gal) drop in what in New Zealand over 2012?
A: Alcohol sales.

The website The Food Section defines a "nanobrewery" as a what?
A: A scaled-down microbrewery, often run by a solo entrepreneur, that produces beer in small batches."

The US Department of the Treasury defines nanobreweries as what?
A: Very small brewery operations that produce beer for sale.

The term "farm brewery" or "farmhouse brewery" has been around for how long?
A: Centuries.

Several beer styles are considered "farmhouse", originally stemming from farmers brewing what?
A: Low ABV beer as an incentive for field workers.

Farm breweries were not large scale, having what?
A: Smaller, more unique, methods of brewing and fermenting in comparison to the larger breweries of the time.

This had different effects on the overall product, creating what?
A: Unconventional beer flavors.

The term "farm brewery" has more recently found its way into several what?
A: Local and state laws, in order to give farm breweries certain, often agriculturally related, privileges not normally found under standard brewery laws.

These privileges usually come at a price: some portion of the ingredients (such as grains, hops, or fruit) used in the beer must be grown where?
A: On the property of the given licensed farm brewery.

The definition is not entirely consistent but typically applies to whom?
A: Relatively small, independently-owned commercial breweries that employ traditional brewing methods and emphasize flavor and quality.

The term is usually reserved for breweries established since when?
A: The 1970s but may be used for older breweries with a similar focus.

A United States trade group, the Brewers Association, interested in brand transparency, offers a definition of craft breweries as what?
A: Small, independent and traditional.

The craft brewing process takes time and can be considered a what by the brewmasters?
A: Art.

The use of cans by craft brewers in the US has doubled since when?
A: 2012, with over 500 companies using cans to package their beverages.

Previously associated with the major brewing corporations, cans are now favored by whom?
A: Craft brewers.

A: For numerous reasons: cans are impervious to oxygen, beer-degrading light does not affect canned beer, canned beer is more portable since less room is required for storage or transportation, canned beer cools more quickly, and cans have a greater surface area for wraparound designs and decorations.

The perception that bottles lead to a taste that is superior to canned beer is what?
A: Outdated, as most aluminum cans are lined with a polymer coating that protects the beer from the problematic metal.

However, since drinking directly from a can may still result in a metallic taste, most craft brewers recommend doing what?
A: Pouring beer into a glass prior to consumption.

In June 2014, the BA estimated 3% of craft beer is sold in cans, 60% is sold in bottles, and what represents the remainder of the market?
A: Kegs.

Brewpub is an abbreviated term combining the ideas of what?
A: A brewery and a pub or public-house.

A brewpub can be a pub or restaurant that does what?
A: Brews beer on the premises.

When did beer arrive in Australia?
A: At the beginning of British colonization.

In 2004, Australia was ranked where internationally in per capita beer consumption?
A: Fourth, at around 110 L (29 US gal) per year.

What is the most popular beer style in modern-day Australia?
A: Lager.

What is the oldest brewery still in operation?
A: The Cascade Brewery, established in Tasmania in 1824.

What is the largest Australian-owned brewery?
A: The family-owned Coopers, as the other two major breweries, Foster's and Lion Nathan are owned by the British-South African SABMiller and the Japanese Kirin Brewing Company respectively.

Foster's Lager is made mostly for what?
A: Export or under license in other countries, particularly the UK.

In Canada, microbreweries flourished mostly where?
A: On the West Coast, in Québec and in Ontario where a large domestic market was dominated by a few large companies.

Many of Ontario's microbreweries subsequently formed the what?
A: The Ontario Craft Brewers association.

What country is the world's largest beer consumer as of July 2013?
A: China.

China is home to a growing craft beer market, with brands such as what?
A: Slowboat Brewery, Shanghai Brewery, and Boxing Cat Brewery.

By July 2013, the number of brewpubs in Shanghai, China had doubled since when?
A: 2010.

China's largest brewpub is located in Suzhou and is managed by whom?
A: The Taiwanese brewing company Le Ble D'or, while craft beer consumers are both ex-pats and native Chinese.

The number of microbreweries in Ireland has risen from 15 in 2012 to how many by 2017?
A: Over 72.

In recent years, many microbreweries have opened in Italy, due to increasing beer popularity among whom?
A: Young people.

According to Coldiretti, microbreweries have grown in ten years by how much?
A: 1900%.

How many active microbreweries are there in Italy?
A: More than 600.

American craft beer drinkers tend to have higher average what?
A: Incomes and demographically skew white, male, and generation X.

The turnaround of the Anchor Brewing Company in 1965, after it was acquired by Maytag, is considered a turning point for what?
A: American beer, due to the revival of craft beer in the U.S..

Microbrewing boomed after then-president Jimmy Carter de-regulated what?
A: The beer market in 1979.

The New Albion Brewing Company was founded in 1976 and served as a what?
A: A blueprint for American brewers to build small-scale commercial breweries.

As microbreweries proliferated, some became more than microbreweries, necessitating the creation of what?
A: The broader category of craft beer.

American microbreweries typically distribute through a what?
A: A wholesaler in a traditional three-tier system.

Others act as their own distributor (wholesaler) and sell to whom?
A: Retailers or directly to the consumer through a tap room, attached restaurant, or off-premises sales.

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