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The Craft Beer Quiz Answers

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Ready to find out a bit more on the answers to the THE Craft Beer Quiz? Read on.....

1. Stone and Wood Pacific Ale took out first spot in the Hottest 100 Australian Beers 2016.

Top 5 Results:

1. Stone and Wood Brewing Co - Pacific Ale
2.  Pirate Life Brewing - IIPA Double IPA
3. Feral Brewing Company - Hop Hog APA
4. Balter Brewing - XPA
5. Pirate Life Brewing - Pale Ale

Full results: http://www.beercartel.com.au/blog/hottest-100-aussie-craft-beers-for-2016/


2. GABS is the Great Australian Beer Spectacular (Beer Festival). 

GABS is considered one of the best beer festivals in the World by Beer Connoisseur Magazine. Get tickets to this year's festival here: http://gabsfestival.com/


3. Some beers do improve with age. Sour beers and Imperial Stouts in particular can improve greatly overtime.


4. Cans are the best vessel for storing beer. They keep out light and minimise the effects of oxidation on the beer.


5. Rodenbach Grand Cru is an example of a Flanders Red. 

Flanders Red ale is a style of sour ale brewed in West Flanders, Belgium. Flanders Red ale is fermented with organisms other than Saccharomyces cerevisiae, especially Lactobacillus, which produces a sour character attributable to lactic acid. 

Rodenbach Grand Cru is available here:  http://www.beercartel.com.au/rodenbach-grand-cru/


6. You would expect to find the Reinheitsgebot law in Germany


The Reinheitsgebot, sometimes called the "German Beer Purity Law" is the collective name for a series of regulations limiting the ingredients in beer in Germany to water, barley and hops. 

Read more on the law here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinheitsgebot


7. Oktoberfest starts in mid or late September. Oktoberfest is the world's largest beer festival held annually in Munich,Bavaria, Germany.

Read more on Oktoberfest here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oktoberfest


8. IPA stands for India Pale Ale. India Pale Ales have an intense hop flavour, characterised by fruitiness and bitterness. They are typically golden to copper in colour with medium maltiness and body.

Check out our IPAs here:  http://www.beercartel.com.au/beer/style/ale-styles/ipa-india-pale-ale/


9. The two main differences between a Double/Imperial Stout and Stout are the higher alcohol level and also the use of a greater volume of malts and hops. Check out our range of Stouts and Imperial Double Stouts: 

http://www.beercartel.com.au/beer/style/ale-styles/imperial-double-stout/ http://www.beercartel.com.au/beer/style/ale-styles/stout/


10. Feral Brewing is based in Western Australia

Feral Brewing Company is based in the Swan Valley, Western Australia. It first opened in 2002 and has won a stack of awards, in particular for its Hop Hog American Pale Ale.

Check out our range of Feral beers:  http://www.beercartel.com.au/feral/


11. A Steam Ale also known as California Common is brewed with lager yeast at higher fermentation temperatures.  It is a style that dates back to the 1800s when refrigeration was unavailable.


12. Yeast causes the fermentation in beer. In simple terms yeast eats the fermentable sugars in the form of malts in beer and burps out a combination of CO2 (carbonation), alcohol as well as different flavour compounds.

Read our blog post on the 4 magic ingredients of beer:  http://www.beercartel.com.au/blog/the-4-magic-ingredients-of-beer-water-malts-hops-yeast/


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