How much do you know about beer?

Founded in 2006, the Dancing Camel Brewery opened as Israel’s first production microbrewery.
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Test your beer IQ by taking our quiz focusing on one of the world's oldest and most storied drinks.

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Studying beer.
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Question 1 of 10 Score: 0

What is the study of beer called?

This makes sense if you know both Greek and Latin. Taken from the Greek zythos (beer) and Latin logos (study), zythology quite literally means "the study of beer."

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Old guys at Oktoberfest.
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Question 2 of 10 Score: 0

The biggest beer festival in the world is held in what country?

Before refrigeration, beer couldn't be made during hot weather months. Oktoberfest was thus a celebration marking the beginning of brewing season. Today it's a great time for camaraderie: 6 million people attend the event each year in Munich.

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A shard from a vessel archeologists say was used to make beer
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Question 3 of 10 Score: 0

5,000 year-old beer keg shards were discovered in what country?

The shards found in Tel Aviv, Israel, offered some of the oldest evidence to-date of our ancestors' predilection for a pint.

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Too much to drink.
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Question 4 of 10 Score: 0

Which of these breweries claims to produce the world's strongest beer?

The Scotland-based Brewmeister recently released "Snake Venom," which has an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 67%. Most beers hover around the 10% mark.

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Pilsner Urquell
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Question 5 of 10 Score: 0

Which country drinks the most beer per capita?

The Czechs love drinking beer, and they do so to the tune of 144 liters per person per year. That's about 37 more liters than the runner-up Germany, and about twice as much as the United States.

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Jerusalem Beer Festival bartenders

Question 6 of 10 Score: 0

Which of these countries has never banned the consumption of alcohol?

At some point during the 20th century Canada, Iceland and the U.S. have all prohibited the sale of alcohol. Israel has done no such thing. Long a destination for wine lovers, it can also claim a growing beer culture.

Beer making inside of the Crux Fermentation Project with large fermenters and industrial equipment.
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Question 7 of 10 Score: 0

What is the oldest continuously operating brewery in the United States?

Known simply as Yuengling, the brewery has been in operation at its Pottsville, Pennsylvania location since 1873. During prohibition the company produced "near-beer," beer with less than 1% alcohol.

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Beer bottling
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Question 8 of 10 Score: 0

Which country produces the most beer annually?

China produced 49 billion liters of beer in 2014 – more than twice that of the United States, which is the world's second largest producer.

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Beer brewing
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Question 9 of 10 Score: 0

Which American brewery was the first to pasteurize its beer?

In the early 1870s, Adolphus Busch began to pasteurize his beer, allowing it to keep fresh longer and be shipped over long distances without spoiling. Now you know why Budweiser became "the king of beers."

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An empty beer glass.
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Question 10 of 10 Score: 0

__________ is the fear of an empty beer glass:

Cenosillicaphobiacs can be spotted in the wild at most establishments where beer is sold.

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