Although the original quote was actually about wine, a modified Benjamin Franklin saying has been passed around for many years: “Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
As witnessed at the packed California Craft Beer Summit in Long Beach Saturday, masses of people must find some kind of truth to that erroneous paraphrase.
In that spirit, here’s some photos of the Craft Beer Summit you can enjoy with a beer quiz you can play with your drinking buddies. It’s a brewski contest that doesn’t involve ping pong balls.
Q. Who was the craft brewer responsible for White House Honey Ale?
A. President Barack Obama brewed the first beer known to have been cooked up in the White House. Obama began making his craft brew in 2001. He made 10 gallons for a Super Bowl party.
Obama wasn’t the the first Commander in Chief microbrewer, however. That distinction goes to the very first president. Washington crafted beer and whiskey at Mount Vernon.
Q. The Budweiser Clydesdales delivered a wagon of beer to which famous address?
A. To celebrate the end of prohibition in 1933 August Busch delivered a wagon of ale to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepted the gift, after famously saying: “I think this would be a good time for a beer.”
Q. Who is the patron saint of brewers?
A. St. Arnold was a 6th century monk known for his hospitality.
Q. What was Bluto Blutarski’s favorite kind of beer.
Q. A popular microbrew in England is Throw Away IPA. What is its secret ingredient?
A. Corn Flakes. Any of the cereal bits that are viewed as less than perfect by Kellogg’s are used for mash by the Seven Bro7hers Brewery. The beer has proven to be so successful they’re expanding to Rice Krispies and Coco Krispies.
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