Five questions about ale – Quick Quiz

None of your nasty fizzy yellow pasteurised stuff here – we’re talking proper top-fermented ale, conditioned in the cask or bottle. Are you a serious drinker? Answer our questions and find out!

  1. Which of the following varietal names is the odd one out: Challenger, Fuggles, Goldings, Optic, Phoenix?
  2. As of 2013, which is Britain’s most northerly brewery?
  3. Which style of ale, Britain’s most popular in the early 1960s, suffered a catastrophic decline and accounted for only 1.2% of beer sales in pubs by 2002?
  4. Alloa-based brewers Williams Bros produce an ale called Fraoch that’s based on a 4,000-year-old Gaelic recipe. What does fraoch mean in English?
  5. Which company is the world’s largest producer of cask ale?

Check your answers here!

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Dave was bitten by the expat bug at the age of 13 when he went to live in Germany. Since leaving school at the age of 30 (with a doctorate in something so obscure even he can't remember what it's about) he's also lived in Bangladesh, India and Thailand, and travelled to most European countries (including several that don't exist any more, though he denies responsibility), as well as Barbados, South Korea, St Vincent, UAE, Laos, and many more.

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