Question 1) Which of the following beers is not included in @RogerProtz book ‘300 beers to try before you die’ ? #TwubQuiz
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
St Austell Proper Job
St Austell Proper Job didn’t make the original 300 beers to try before you die. However, it did make the list for Roger’s follow up book, 300 more beers to try before you die.
Question 2) What does the term Marzen beer refer to? #TwubQuiz
Dark Wheat beer
A Marzen Beer is traditionally brewed in March. Prior to cold storage being developed in the 19th Century, March was the last month in which beer could be safely brewed in Bavaria due to its long hot summers.
Question 3) From which country is former Everton FC sponsor, Chang beer? #TwubQuiz
Chang is the Thai word for elephant, which explains the beers trademark logo depicting two such elephants. Chang is actually two different beers. One is 5% abv and marketed globally, however the beer sold within Thailand is brewed to a far stronger 6.4% abv.
Question 4) How many beers do the Trappist Monks at Orval produce? #TwubQuiz
The monks actually technically produce 3 different beers. The bottled variety is by far the biggest quantity. However, there is a different version which is only ever available on tap at the brewery, together with a lighter table beer version of the main beer.
Question 5) Why is Miller lite called ‘lite’? #TwubQuiz
Joseph Owades invented lite beers, or rather diet beer as he originally called it. He discovered an enzyme which broke down the starch in beer and launched Gablinger’s Diet Beer for the Rheingold Brewery. The brewery was later bought out by Miller Brewing and in 1975 changed the beers name to Miller Lite.
Question 6) Who won the British Guild of Beer Writers’ beer writer of the year award in 2017? #TwubQuiz
Judge Pete Brown (and 2016 Beer Writer Of the year) had this to say about Adrian: “Our new Beer Writer of the Year, Adrian Tierney-Jones lives and breathes his subject. And talks about it without ever seeming to draw breath. As well as constantly seeking to learn more about beer, after decades as a journalist he’s also still constantly seeking out new ways in which to communicate his passion and knowledge to the reader. Adrian is no stranger to these awards, but this year was his strongest yet and he was the judges’ unanimous choice for the top award.”
Question 7) Where in the world would you find @nomadabrew ? #TwubQuiz
Nomada Brewing is based in Barcelona, Spain. You can find out more here: https://nomadabrewing.com/cervezas/
Question 8) What is the purpose in Brewing, of an acid wash? #TwubQuiz
Clean mash tun
An acid wash is used to ‘clean’ the yeast of bacteria prior to fermentation. It is soaked in an acid bath at 2.2ph.
Question 9) If I was stood in a tap room choosing between Saucery, Promised Land and Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, who’s Taproom would I be in? #TwubQuiz
Question 10) which of the following has the highest abv? #TwubQuiz
Tegernseer Hell 4.4%
Miller Lite 4.2%
Coniston Bluebird 3.6%