You are using an old browser that we no longer support. To ensure the best possible experience and to ensure the highest security standards are met, please UPDATE YOUR BROWSER.
To access great beers that are delivered straight to your door you can easily update your browser from this link.
Thanks,The Beer Hawk Team.
Between all the sipping and the tasting, we've finally made it to the end of Unit 2 at Beer Hawk University. Let's test our knowledge; we'll cover the answers next week but we're sure you'll all do great!
1.) What's important to do at a beer festival?
A.) Go for 1/3 pints B.) Talk to those pouring your beer
C.) Try something new D.) All of the above
2.) Which is a prominent Belgian beer style?
A.) Saison B.) Bitter
C.) Pilsner D.) IPA
3.) Which country has the highest beer consumption rate in the world?
A.) Germany B.) Belgium
C.) Czech Republic D.) USA
4.) When observing a beer's appearance, what are you considering?
A.) Clarity, colour, head B.) Clean glass, type of glass
C.) Carbonation, finish, body D.) Label, branding, brewery t-shirts
5.) Which beer is generally considered hoppy?
A.) Doppelbock B.) DIPA
C.) Helles D.) Mild
6.) Unhopped beers in 15th century Britain were known as ___________.
7.) Which beer is widely considered to be the predecessor to most world lagers? ______________________________________
8.) Finings not suitable for vegetarians are called _____________________________.
9.) Inserting CO2 directly into a kegged beer to form carbonation is a process called ___________________________.
10.) The German purity law, the Reinheitsgebot, says that beer can only be made of these four ingredients: ___________________________________________________.
11.) If a keg beer is fobbing over possible reasons are improper temperature and not opening the faucet completely. _____
12.) The birthplace of modern craft beer is widely considered to be the UK. _____
13.) A Bohemian Pilsner is generally maltier than a German Pils. _____
14.) The work stops at the brewery when dealing with cask ales. _____
15.) Noting viscosity is important when making observations of flavour. _____
We touched on some styles in this unit (we'll get more in depth in later units) but try to identify the style based on the clues below:
16.) Ranking among the world’s strongest beers this rich lager used to sustain German monks during Lenten fasts. They're generally slightly sweet with just enough hops to strike a balance, warming all the way down. ______________________________________
17.) First brewed in 1800's San Francisco using lager yeasts fermented at a higher temperature. The result is a beer with fruity characteristics and an assertive hop bitterness. _______________________________________
18.) Dating back to 18th century London this beer is the predecessor to all stouts. Noted for its restrained roasted character and bitterness, it leans to the sweet side, with a significant caramel or toffee character and malty complexity. ________________________________________
19.) Literally “white beer”, this Belgian wheat ale got its name because of its cloudy haze. A smooth mouthfeel and grainy malts meet a dry and spicy Belgian yeast character with notes of coriander and orange. ________________________________________
20.) One of the most celebrated Belgian Trappist style ales, this beer generally displays a gleaming russet colour and has a complex flavour and aroma: spice, florals, dried fruits and plums. Moderately sweet and medium-full bodied and a dry finish. ________________________________________
For the final question, fill in the missing basic style information (in your words) for the following beer (hint: you may have to draw on some of your knowledge from Unit 1):
Brief History of the Style:
Max Length of Storage:
Well done! We'll see you next week with the answers as we finally wrap up Unit 2. Until then, enjoy a delicious beer or three. You've earned it!
Every year, Beer Hawk releases a lineup of limited edition craft beer mixed cases for the holiday season. This year's lineup of festive Christmas beer gifts is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face.
Remember the childhood excitement of opening a new door on your advent calendar every day in the run up to Christmas? It gave each day a little sparkle of festive magic, even though those tiny chocolates behind the doors were always a bit rubbish. How would you like to recapture that childhood magic, but with bottles of delicious beer instead of powdery chocolate? Sounds amazing, right? In that case, you need to get your hands on our Craft Beer Advent Calendar.
Pairing beer and food together isn’t all rules and science. That would make for a terribly boring dinner party! Instead, it’s the art of taking a good beer, some good food and partnering them together to make something even better. It’s the adventure of discovering what works, what doesn’t and what you like. It’s you taking a bite, taking a sip and then declaring your undying love for that imperial stout and chocolate cake.
Barrel-ageing beers is not a new thing, but it is getting more and more popular, and has probably never been as inventive. Adrian Tierney-Jones explores the new wave of ageing beer in wood
While some so-called off-flavours can be appropriate in certain styles others are not and may kill a little bit of your soul. Here's a quick guide to the most common off-flavours.
Don't have an account yet? Register Here
Already have an account? Sign In Here
Earn Beer Tokens when you buy and review beer including from any guest orders in the last 3 days. Find out more
Birthday bonus (if you provide your date of birth)
Here you can validate your account with your phone number. If you do not have access to a phone or you do not receive the code, please make a standard return.
Please enter a valid phone number
We just sent you a verification code via SMS, please fill in the form below. If you have not received anything, you can ask to re-send the code. Re-send the code.
Please enter a verification code
Express credit enables you to be credited within 24 hours of your empty kegs entering the courier network. No more waiting for kegs to be credited before ordering!
Please note, currently, you are limited to:
Once we have received and processed your return, you'll be able to submit another express credit return.
Please note, currently, you are limited to: