Apparently a lot of TBEX participants coming in to Toronto are excited to try some local beers. I love it. I’ve been getting messages on Twitter and Untappd for beer recommendations and suggestions recently and thought a little quiz might be fun.
For most people who visit Toronto their limited experience of the local beer scene usually includes a visit to Steam Whistle and/or Mill Street breweries. While they both provide thirst-quenching tours and tastings, they don’t give you a balanced view of just how exciting the beer culture of Toronto is.
I know the TBEX and Travel Blogging crowds are keen to dig deeper and do more research than your average traveller, so, here is a little educational quiz to get you in-tune with the finest beers, bars and brews of Toronto!
Oh ya, and if you get a perfect score on the leader board below, I’ll buy you a beer at #TBEX Toronto!*
Tip: You can get the answers by checking the hints provided in the quiz, or by reading my Evolution of Breweries in Toronto article from last summer and my new, Continuing Evolution of Breweries in Toronto article.
Toronto Beer Quiz
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Get ready for the Toronto Beer Quiz. A simple 12-pack of Toronto beer-related quiz questions. Think you can get them all right?
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Question 1 of 12
Which Toronto Brewery was recently named Canadian Brewery of the Year for 2013?Correct
Yes! Great Lakes picked up top honours for 2013! They also won awards for the following individual beers:
Gold – Karma Citra India Pale Ale
Gold – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Robust Porter
Gold – Harry Porter
Silver – Crazy Canuck Pale Ale
Silver – Maverick & Gose (Collaboration with Amsterdam Brewery, ON)
Bronze – 25th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial StoutIncorrect
Ouch. Nope…better luck on the next question!
This brewery recently celebrated their 25th Anniversary.
Question 2 of 12
One beer, and one beer only. One Toronto Brewery is focused solely on a single beer. Which brewery?Correct
Oh ya, you got it! See you at the Roundhouse beer buddy!Incorrect
Damn. I thought you’d get that one. Chin up, you’ll get the next one…
Question 3 of 12
Name the Toronto brewery whose first beer was inspired by Hawaii – a hoppy beer brewed with pineapples!Correct
You know your beers. Time for a Hawaiian Style Pale Ale?Incorrect
Bananas in pajamas! You missed the pineapple boat on that one. It’s ok, you can pretend you don’t like fruit, or beer.
Question 4 of 12
Do you love baseball? Do you love beer? Then you must seek out the 6-4-3 Double IPA from which new Toronto brewer?Correct
Go Jays Go! Touch ’em All Joe, that’s a homerun and correct answer for you, my friend. (I know your name isn’t likely Joe, but if you get the reference, you’re a true baseball fan.)Incorrect
Strikeout! Time for you to hit the showers and have a shower beer I think.
Visualize the Green Monster and that’ll be the only hint you need.
Question 5 of 12
The 3rd best new microbrewery in the world is here in Toronto. What is it called?Correct
That’s some nerdy knowledge of beer you’ve got there, nice one!Incorrect
Maybe you don’t like beer. Maybe you go by the slogan “if you’re not first, you’re worst”. Either way, you’re wrong.
Question 6 of 12
Bierschnapps! The first-ever in Canada, now being served at the Beer Hall by which Toronto Brewery?Correct
Schnap-tastic, smart selection there beer nerd.Incorrect
Did you check the hint? That was an easy one…
The brewery behind this new drink treat is in the aptly named Distillery District of Toronto.
Question 7 of 12
Cockpuncher, Jump the Shark and Broken Hipster are beer names from which Toronto craft brewer?Correct
Sweet puppy Jesus, you’re in-tine with the beer news around town, impressive!Incorrect
Sorry friend, but you should’ve guessed Indie Alehouse. Go download the Untappd beer app and learn a little.
Question 8 of 12
Two Toronto bars have recently decided to get into the nano-brewing scene. One is already brewing beers, the other will soon. Which bars?Correct
Un-beer-lievable! You must do a lot of beer bicep curls or something to get that one right.Incorrect
Nice try, but no. This was a tough one for out of towners. But, easy if you read the beer articles I mentioned at the top of this post!
Question 9 of 12
What is the name of the Toronto brewery that launched with a railway themed logo and beer last year?Correct
Choo-choo, all aboard the beer train! Well done.Incorrect
Not a fan of riding the rails? You should head to the Junction and get a little Toronto history, and beer lesson.
Question 10 of 12
Which of these cities is also the name of a real brewery in Toronto?Correct
Yes! And did you know they brew “Dam good beer”, too?Incorrect
Stay thirsty my friend, as you’ve gotten this one wrong.
Question 11 of 12
Augusta Ale and Baldwin FishEYE PA pay homage to street names in what district of Toronto, which also happens to be the name of the brewery that makes these beers.Correct
Solid guess, or smart selection. Either way, Kensington Market, and the Kensington Brewing Company, is correct!Incorrect
Wrong part of town. Grab a map and head to the home of the hippies, Kensington Market.
Question 12 of 12
The home of House Ales nano-brewery and argued by many to be the #1 Beer Bar in Toronto, is?Correct
BarVolo it is! See you there on Monday for $5 pints?Incorrect
All these options are great beer destinations in Toronto, but only BarVolo is correct.
How did you stack up to other Toronto Beer Quiz participants? Check the leader board below!
*The first five people who get a perfect score qualify for a free beer…good luck!
Leaderboard: Toronto Beer Quiz
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