Brewing Trivia​​

September 2022

Q: What year was the first Oktoberfest?

A: 1810, first held in Munich in celebration of the marriage of King Ludwig I. Read more.

May 2022

Q: What beer-related thing is Lajitas, Texas, known for?

A: Starting in 1980, the community elected Clay Henry III, a beer-drinking goat, as mayor. Read more.

March 2022

Q: When is National Beer Day in the United States?

A: April 7th. This commemorates the end of Prohibition on April 7, 1933. Read more.

January 2022

Q: Which brewery famously uses Clydesdale horses as part of their branding?

A: Anheuser-Busch

November 2021

Q: Which brewery was the first to sell beer in cans in the United States?

A: The Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company debuted canned beer on January 24, 1935.

September 2021

Q: How many hops varieties are there?

A: As of 2020, lists 170.

July 2021

Q: What is Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew?

A:Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew is known as "the Temple of a Million Bottles." This temple in Thailand is constructed entirely of beer bottles! Learn more.

May 2021

Q: Where was beer pong invented?

A: The original version of beer pong—which involved paddles like ping pong—emerged at Dartmouth College in the 1950s. Learn more.

March 2021

Q: Who invented the Guinness "Surge and Settle?"

A: Michael Edward Ash, a British mathematician and brewer. Learn more.

January 2021

Q: True or False: The Code of Hammurabi ordered bartenders who watered down beer to be executed.

A: False! While this is a common beer myth, the law actually forbids selling beer for cash in an attempt to short customers of the barter price. Learn more.

November 2020

Q: Where was the world's largest glass of beer?

A: Stod Fold Brewing Company, Halifax, United Kingdom. According to the Guinness Book of World Records (and they know something about beer!), the current record for largest glass of beer was set on July 6, 2014, by Ed Dupuy and Angus Wood. The glass contained 2,082 litres (457.99 gal, 550 US gal). Learn more.

September 2020

Q: How many liters of beer are lost in Great Britain due to facial hair?

A: 93,000 liters of beer are rumored to be lost each year because facial hair.

July 2020

Q: True or False: Vikings drank from the skulls of their enemies.

A: False. This myth is based on a mistranslation of an old Norse poem. Read more to learn more historical misconceptions.

May 2020

Q: Why does the moon have a crater named "Beer?"

A: Not because the person who discovered it loved a cold one, unfortunately! It was named after German astronomer Wilhelm W. Beer, who mapped the moon. Read more.

March 2020

Q: True or False: FCC regulations ban consumption of beer in commercials

A: False, but that doesn't mean breweries can show it freely! It's up to each television network to set their own policy. Since some networks do regulate displays of alcohol consumption, it's easier for breweries to make ads that can be aired on any network. Read more.

January 2020

Q: Who said, "What America needs now is a drink," and what were the circumstances?

A: This is a quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt at the end of Prohibition.

November 2019

Q: In what year was the London Beer Flood?

A: 1814
Not familiar with the beer flood? Read about it here.

September 2019

Q: How much electricity does it take to power Oktoberfest?

A: Approximately 2.7 million kilowatt hours. The event requires 43 kilometers of cable and 18 transformer stations to keep it going!

August 2019

Q: Where was the world's oldest beer recipe from?

A: Mesopotamia. The oldest known beer recipe is a 3,900-year-old Sumerian poem honoring Ninkasi, the goddess of brewing.

July 2019

Q: Name the 15 countries where McDonald's serves beer.

A: In 2017, McDonald's in the following countries served beer: 

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Serbia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland


June 2019

Q: How strong is Brewmeister Snake Venom, the world's strongest beer?

A: Snake Venom has an ABV of 67.5%!

May 2019

Q: What is a slug beer trap?

A: A slug beer trap is a trap used to catch slugs and snails in the garden. Slugs and snails are attracted to beer and so beer can be used to create simple traps to capture them.

April 2019

Q: Who is Mbaba Mwana Waresa?

A: Mbaba Mwana Waresa is the Zulu goddess of rain, agriculture, and beer. She is celebrated for her search of true love. Read more...

March 2019

Q: What did Carlsberg Brewery in Copenhagen gift to 1922 Nobel Prize winner Niels Bohr?

A: Carlsberg gave Bohr a house next to the brewery... including a direct beer pipeline!

February 2019

Q: What is the word "Saccharomyces" derived from?

A:"Saccharomyces" comes from the Greek compound for "sugar-mold."

January 2019

Q: Which U.S. state disallows bars from selling beer unless a kettle of soup is brewing?

A: Nebraska