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Philly Beer Trivia

Test your skill and knowledge with this little list of beer facts about Philadelphia Beer. Some questions may venture as far as Latrobe, New York, or Delaware, but you get the picture! How good are you? Maybe you have what it takes to become Philly Beer Geek

Q. When light beers came on the scene, who launched his version of light beer by placing three bottles of Premium Beer in a six-pack, along with three bottles of water? It was known as a do-it-at-home-light-beer-kit.
A. Joe Ortlieb

Q. What beer was “the he-man brew that gals love too”?
A. Ortleib Premium of the Henry F. Ortlieb Brewery of Philadelphia

Q. What is the oldest brewery in the United States?
A. Yuengling in Pottsville, Pennsylvania – founded in 1829

Q. In the 1960’s and the 1970’s, Schmidt’s operated three breweries. One was in Cleveland, Ohio. Where were the other two?
A. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Norristown, Pennsylvania

Q. Champale Malt Liquor was brewed in two locations – one at Tidewater Champale in Norfolk, Virginia. Where was the other?
A. Metropolis in Trenton, New Jersey

Q. Name two breweries that delivered beer by hitch-and-wagon to the White House on the day Prohibition was lifted in 1933?
A. Anheuser-Busch and Yuengling Brewery

Q. What beer did Latrobe Brewery introduce in 1939, the same year as the first US Airmail drop?
A. Rolling Rock

Q. What is Don Russell’s pen name?
A. Joe Sixpack

Q. What style of beer was Victory Brewing Company’s celebration hybrid 10th Anniversary Beer?
A. Dopplesticke Alt

Q. In what style of beer might you find molasses as an ingredient?
A. Old Ale or Porter. e.g. Theakston’s Old Peculiar Old Ale; also in Poor Richard'sAle, the Commemorative Beer for the Ben Franklin Tercentenary in 2006

Q. What are the 33 words in the Rolling Rock pledge?
A. “ROLLING ROCK From the glass lined tanks of OLD LATROBE We tender this premium beer for your enjoyment, as a tribute to your good taste It comes from the mountain springs to you.”

OR – “ROLLING ROCK From glass lined tanks in the Laurel Highlands We tender this premium beer for your enjoyment, as a tribute to your good taste It comes from the mountain springs to you.”

Q. What ingredient causes “Verdi Verdi Good”, a dortmunder by Dogfish Head in Milton Delaware, to be fluorescent green with a mint green head?
A. Spirulina, a single-celled blue-green microalgae that was a staple in Aztec and Asian cuisine

Q. What nickname was given to Old English 800, brewed by Ortlieb’s of Philaadelphia?
A. Kickapoo Joy Juice

Q. Of the top three Ivy League schools, which is considered the “Party School”?
A. Princeton

Q. Ernest Hemingway did the only commercial endorsement of his life in 1951 for this beer. What beer?
A. Ballantine Ale

Q. Who founded Dock Street Brewery in 1985?
A. Rosemarie Certo and Jeffrey Ware

Q. What Philadelphia Brewing Company uses the slogan, “Be a Bohemian”?
A. Dock Street Brewery

Q. What Philadelphia brewing Company reproduced three historically correct Ales using the authentic recipes brewed by our founding fathers: Ben Franklin, General Washington and Thomas Jefferson?
A. Yards Brewing Company

Q. Name three historically correct ales, brewed by Yards Brewing Company, that use authentic recipes brewed by our founding fathers Ben Franklin, General Washington, and Thomas Jefferson.
A. Thomas Jefferson Tavern Ale, General Washington Tavern Porter, and Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce

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