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Beer

Brewing

Foam formed on the top of a fermenting beverage – used to leaven bread; gives its name to a soft, floury bread roll (used in the North of England) and to a slang term meaning crazy (empty–headed) Click to show or hide the answer
Fermentation system invented in the 1830s, allowing excess barm to be expelled from the casks without leaving excessive unused space in the casks Click to show or hide the answer
Kriek: a Belgian beer, flavoured with Click to show or hide the answer
Finings are used to Click to show or hide the answer
Vessel where the wort is boiled with the hops Click to show or hide the answer
Word traditionally used in Scotland for a strong bitter beer Click to show or hide the answer
Obtained from a plant with the Latin name Humulus lupulus; originated in the Hallertau region, now in Germany, in the 8th century; first imported to England from the Netherlands around 1400, after which the term "beer" began to replace "ale"; imparts a bitter taste, balancing the sweetness of the malt, and acts as a preservative Click to show or hide the answer
Kind of gelatin used to fine beer, comes from swim bladders of freshwater fish Click to show or hide the answer
Term for a type of barrel, introduced by Flowers brewery in the 1950s – designed to stand on one end, rather than on its side Click to show or hide the answer
The process of steeping the malt in water and heating for one or two hours Click to show or hide the answer
Name formerly used for sweet stout, but now illegal Click to show or hide the answer
Gas used to give Guinness its creamy head Click to show or hide the answer
German laws governing the ingredients of beer – literally "purity order" Click to show or hide the answer
Fitted to a beer pump to vary the amount of head Click to show or hide the answer
Frame on which barrels are stood Click to show or hide the answer
Liquid obtained after mashing Click to show or hide the answer
Ingredient that Lambic and Faro beers (from Belgium) lack Click to show or hide the answer
Chemistry of brewing Click to show or hide the answer

Countries

Coopers, Swan (lager) Click to show or hide the answer
Lambic and Faro are types of beer brewed in Click to show or hide the answer
Wiibroe beer Click to show or hide the answer
Beck's Click to show or hide the answer
Red Stripe lager Click to show or hide the answer
Kirin: oldest and until 2000 best–selling beer in Click to show or hide the answer
Sol, Corona Click to show or hide the answer
Heineken, Grolsch, Oranjeboom Click to show or hide the answer

Brewers (and brews)

Founded 1890 in Southwold, Suffolk Click to show or hide the answer
Swindon (Wiltshire)'s oldest company – founded in 1843 Click to show or hide the answer
Founded in Burton–on–Trent, 1777; red triangle was Britain's first registered trade mark (1876); bottles of its product appear in Manet's A Bar at the Folies Bergeres Click to show or hide the answer
Founded in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire (between Boston and Skegness), in 1874: best known products are XB and XXXB; slogan "Good Honest Ales" Click to show or hide the answer
Founded near Dunbar, East Lothian, in 1719; in 2005 it was Scotland's biggest and oldest independent brewery, but it was then taken over by Greene King Click to show or hide the answer
Edinburgh brewery, founded 1869: brews Deuchar's IPA (as well as most of McEwan's draught beers) Click to show or hide the answer
Associated with the elephant since 1901 when a gate to the brewery was constructed (based on an elephant statue in the Piazza della Minerva, in Rome); brews a beer called Elephant (since 1955); created a brand of lager (Special Brew) to commemorate a visit to Denmark by Winston Churchill in 1950 Click to show or hide the answer
Claims to be Wales's oldest brewery: named after the village near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, where it was established in 1878; most famous brew is Double Dragon Click to show or hide the answer
Based in Chiswick, west London, since 1845; beers include London Pride Click to show or hide the answer
Abbot Ale: brewed by Click to show or hide the answer
Founded in 1615 in the eastern Dutch town of Groenlo; bought by SABMiller in 2008; sold to a Japanese company in 2017 (as a condition of the take–over of SABMiller by Annheuser–Busch InBev); now brewed near Enschede Click to show or hide the answer
1989: the first brewer to put "widgets" in cans of beer (a device to form smaller bubbles when the can is opened and thus produce a creamier texture) Click to show or hide the answer
Founded in 1985 in Alva, Clackmannanshire (approx. 5 miles ENE of Stirling): most famous product is Bitter & Twisted Click to show or hide the answer
The world's largest brewer: formed in 2004 by the merger of Interbrew (Belgium) and AmBev (Brazil); Interbrew already owned the UK brewers Tennent Caledonian and Whitbread; bought Annheiser–Busch (US, maker of Budweiser) in 2008, incorporating that name into its own; brands include Stella Artois, Boddingtons, Beck's, Staropramen, Jupiler, Leffe, Labatt, Hoegaarden, Bass Click to show or hide the answer
Founded in 1828 in the Cumberland village of Lorton; moved to the Castle Brewery, Cockermouth, in 1874; brews include Sneck Lifter (launched 1990) and Cocker Hoop (1995) Click to show or hide the answer
Founded 1990 in Sheffield – same name as an industrial museum Click to show or hide the answer
Founded 1664 in Strasbourg (Alsace was formally annexed by France in 1681) Click to show or hide the answer
Canada's largest brewer: founded in 1847 in London, Ontario; bought in 1995 by Interbrew (Belgium); its top brand is Blue (after the colour of its label) Click to show or hide the answer
The last brewer to use the Burton Union style; beers include Pedigree Click to show or hide the answer
Founded 1865 in Burnley, Lancashire Click to show or hide the answer
First brewed in 1979 (by Morland's of Abingdon, Oxfordshire) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of MG cars' factory in Abingdon Click to show or hide the answer
Wandsworth brewery, opened in 1576 – bought by Young's in 1831, closed in 2006 when Young's merged with Charles Wells; Young's claimed it was Britain's oldest brewery Click to show or hide the answer
Founded in 1994 in Rock, Cornwall; most famous product is Doom Bar Click to show or hide the answer
The world's second largest brewer, after AB InBev: listed in London, but has its origins in South Africa (hence the first part of its name) and Milwaukee (hence the second part); brands include Fosters, Grolsch, Miller, Peroni, Pilsner Urquell Click to show or hide the answer
Britain's oldest brewer (established 1698) – based in Faversham, Kent Click to show or hide the answer
Second largest brewer in the Czech Republic; name means 'old spring' Click to show or hide the answer
Founded in 1851 in (and named after) one of Cornwall's largest towns; most famous products are Tribute and Proper Job Click to show or hide the answer
Based in Keighley, Yorkshire – most famous product is Landlord bitter Click to show or hide the answer
Brewery in Masham, North Yorkshire Click to show or hide the answer
Beer brewed by Tolly Cobbold and named after Sir John Harvey–Jones Click to show or hide the answer
Founded 1876 in Bedford; most famous product is Bombardier bitter; merged with Young's 2006 Click to show or hide the answer
Founded 1875 in Devizes, Wiltshire: most famous product is 6X Click to show or hide the answer
'Legendary' ale produced by Phoenix Brewery of Heywood, Lancashire (strictly speaking Greater Manchester) since 1991, previously at Oak Brewery of Ellesmere Port (moved to enable expansion); said to be named after a three–legged cat that lived at the Oak Click to show or hide the answer
Founded in 1983 in Witney, Oxfordshire; bought out in 2002 by a subsidiary of Marston's; most famous product is Hobgoblin ("What's the matter Lagerboy – afraid you might taste something?") Click to show or hide the answer

Consistent Pubs

In 2016 there were five pubs that had appeared in every edition of CAMRA's Good Beer Guide. I'm a big fan of pubs, real ale and the Good Beer Guide, and for no other reason I'm listing those five pubs here.

Star Tavern Click to show or hide the answer
Buckingham Arms Click to show or hide the answer
Queen's Head Click to show or hide the answer
Square & Compass Click to show or hide the answer
Roscoe Head Click to show or hide the answer

Actually ... I say for no other reason than because I'm a fan, but we did have a question about this subject in Stockport Quiz League, in October 2016. The question was: which one of the five is in Liverpool? (It's actually the only one that's not in the south of England.)

While researching this section, I found that there were ten pubs that had featured in every Good Beer Guide up to 2008 – i.e. the first 35 editions. I also found that in 2011 there were seven.

The five that have fallen by the wayside since 2008 are:

Cherry Tree Click to show or hide the answer
Sow & Pigs Click to show or hide the answer
Blue Anchor Click to show or hide the answer
Star Inn Click to show or hide the answer
New Inn Click to show or hide the answer
 

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