Think you know a thing or two about craft beer? Put your knowledge to the test with our craft beer quiz below! And be sure to grab your tickets for the 10th Annual Augusta Beerfest coming up Saturday, August 10, 2024.

What Is Craft Beer?

Craft beer begins with a craft brewer. And according to the Brewers Association, a craft brewer is a small, independent brewer. The production for these brewers is 6 million barrels of beer or less annually. This amount, while it sounds like a lot, only makes up 3 percent of annual sales in the U.S.

Also, in order to be considered a craft brewery, 25 percent or less of the company is “owned or controlled by a beverage alcohol industry member that is not itself a craft brewer.”

Innovation is what sets craft beer and craft brewers apart from others. While the beer is generally made with the traditional ingredients, it often includes non-traditional ingredients to create various flavors and styles.

According to Beverage Daily, in 2023, the U.S. had 9,812 operating breweries, and throughout the year almost 500 new breweries were opened, while just over 400 closed.

Fun Facts About Craft Beer:

  • The majority of Americans live within 10 miles of a craft brewer.
  • Four U.S. Presidents have been homebrewers: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Barack Obama.
  • Frosty glasses cause beer to foam.
  • The states with the most craft breweries: California, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington.
  • Georgia has around 170 craft breweries, ranking them 18th in the country.
  • South Carolina has around 134 craft breweries, with Charleston leading cities in the state with the most breweries.
  • Legalization of homebrewing started in 1976. In 1978, President Carter signed an act into law that would remove some restrictions on homebrewing.

Craft Beer Quiz

So now that you know a little more about craft beer… let’s see how many of these you can answer correctly!

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