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Take the 1995 beer quiz

Boak & Bailey have invited other bloggers to “go long” on Saturday, and despite two months lead time what I planned to post is not close to done. So, sigh, I’ll haul a print article from the archives Saturday. It focuses on 1995. Thus a quiz about beer events from that year to set the mood.

1) On June 13, 1995 the first draft beer from a Belgian specialty brewer was poured in the U.S. Where did this happen and what was the beer?

2) In 1995 this brewer took his first professional brewing job at Grizzly Peak Brewing Michigan. Who was the brewer and what brewery did he later found?

3) What beer took the gold medal as a “strong ale,” finishing ahead of Bourbon County Stout at GABF in 1995, and what was the story behind its name?

4) On June 30, 1994 this brewer quit is job at Otter Creek Brewing in Vermont. One year later he sold the first keg at his new brewery. Who was he and what’s the brewery?

5)This was the largest draft-only brewery in the Western Hemisphere in 1995, a claim it had to give up when it began bottling. What was the brewery and where is it located?

Leave your answers in the comments.

10 Responses to Take the 1995 beer quiz

  1. Stuart February 27, 2014 at 10:55 am #

    1) Chimay at Monk’s in Philadelphia.

    • Stan Hieronymus February 27, 2014 at 11:01 am #

      Right city, Stuart, but wrong beer and pub. There is a Monk’s connection.

  2. Stan Hieronymus February 27, 2014 at 11:03 am #

    From Twitter – @PrettyBeer correctly answers #4 – Rob Tod & Allagash.

  3. Ken Goyette February 27, 2014 at 11:09 am #

    1. Kwak, Philedelphia
    2. Ron Jeffries, Jolly Pumpkin
    3. Dog Spit Ale , No idea
    4. Greg Noonan, Vermont Brewpub
    5. Widmer?

    • Stan Hieronymus February 27, 2014 at 11:21 am #

      Well done, Ken. Except #4, which @PrettyBeer correctly answered on Twitter.

      Re #1, the bar was Copa Too! – where Tom Peters, who started Monks in 1997, ran the show.

      Re #3 Dog Spit Stout was brewed at O’Ryan’s Tavern & Brewery in southern New Mexico (no longer operating). Legend is the beer got its name when it was born as a homebrew and the family pet drooled into the wort. Fortunately this did not evolve into a new category at the Great American Beer Festival.

      Re #5, yes, Widmer (in Portland, Oregon).

  4. Keston February 27, 2014 at 11:10 am #

    Pretty sure #2 is Ron Jeffries & Jolly Pumpkin

  5. Justin February 27, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    1. Kwak in Philladelphia
    2. Ron Jeffries, Jolly Pumpkin.
    3. Dog Spit Stout, O’Ryans Tavern and Brewery. The name comes from Pavlov’s Dogs?
    4. Rob Tod, Allagash
    5. Widmer, Portland Oregon

  6. Stan Hieronymus February 27, 2014 at 11:25 am #

    Thanks Keston and Justin, as well.

  7. Chump Rock February 27, 2014 at 11:27 am #

    There are not easy. You know this, right?

    1. Kvak – Copa Too in Phila.
    2. Ron – Jolly Pumpkin
    3. Dig Spit Stout. No idea.
    4. Rob Tod – Allagash
    5. Widmer – Portland

  8. Thomas February 27, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    #3 forgot that beer won, but knew the back story, probably from Southwestern Brewing News or a festival, it was good as memory serves.

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