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Put Your Knowledge to the Test!

So ... you think you're a beer expert, huh?

It's time to put that to the test!

1. Writing in the early 1930's, the hard-drinking American novelist Ernest Hemingway referred to this European nation's beer as the best in Europe apart from Germany's and Czechoslovakia's. What country was this?
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2. In Manet's 1882 painting "The Bar at the Folies-Bergeres," a beer bottle with a familiar symbol is clearly seen atop the counter. Today, the symbol is the same and the beer itself remains widely available throughout the world. What beer is it?
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3. The New York Yankees baseball clubs of the 1920's are remembered as among the best in the sport's history. At that time, the team was owned by a New York brewer whose beer was synonymous with his team and Yankee Stadium. The man and his beer bore the same name. Do you know it?
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4. The pub sign of The Beehive, an alehouse in Grantham, England (the birthplace of Margaret Thatcher), has been unchanged since 1830, and quite possibly the sign is unique in the world. What's special about the sign?
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5. 19th-century composers Johannes Brahms and Anton Bruckner didn't get along, but both enjoyed the same style of beer. Do you know what it was?
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6. Which one of the following European nations does not have a beer and brewing consumer advocacy organization similar to Britain's Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)? A) Finland. B) Germany . C) Belgium. D) Poland
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7. "Audience," a one-act play, takes place entirely in a brewhouse and is based on an episode in the life of the play's author, who was a playwright and a political dissident sentenced by his country's Communist regime to work in a brewery. Who is the author?
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8. In 1976, the first in the current generation of American microbreweries opened in Sonoma, California. Although it did not survive, its brewing equipment was used in the beginning at another California micro, Mendocino Brewing, the maker of Red Tail Ale. What was the name of the original microbrewery in 1976?
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