How much do you know about beer dispense – quiz

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What colour pipe is used  to transfer 30/70 mixed gas around the cellar?

What is Guiness?

What temperature should the beer cellar be?

CAMRA the "campaign for real ale"  invented the term "Real Ale". Which beer are they referring to?

Cask Ale comes in an 18 gallon container what is it called?

What is known as a Beer Engine?

How many gallons in a Barrel of beer?

Which beers are known as pasteurised?

Who owns the equipment in your pub (Remote cooler, gas system, cleaning system)?

How often do the brewers recommend you clean your beer lines?

What is the acceptable amount of time that should be left on keg ales before the "Best Before Date", when you accept delivery off the dray.

What is the acceptable amount of time that should be left on Cask Ales before the "Best Before Date", when you accept delivery off the dray.

Which country drinks the most alcohol per person per annum

The pipe colour that is used to transport Co2 gas around the cellar.

What is the right way to pour a pint of beer.

When serving a pint of real ale where should the end of the swan neck of the beer engine be?

If a customer asks for a pint of beer or lager  which glass should I use?

What should I wash in the glasswasher?

These questions are too easy.




  12 comments for “How much do you know about beer dispense – quiz

  1. Phil
    11th December 2009 at 10:43 pm

    as an old fashioned guy, i love to hold on to my first glasss if having a session in a pub.
    Can i demand to have my beer served in my original glass or do staff have to use a clean glass by law

    • roger pursey
      22nd November 2013 at 7:57 am

      clean glass everytime

  2. bass boy
    12th December 2009 at 11:07 am

    I think it is health and safety Phil,its the law. Doesn’t make sense to me .Who are you going to catch germs from…yourself!
    What ever happened to common sense. I think it went the same way as wrapping fish and chips in newspaper……am I getting old or what.just call me Victor Meldrue.

    • Dave
      27th November 2014 at 12:01 pm

      Its not you getting germs its the germs you left on the glass and if while pouring that beer the beer touches the nozzle you have as good as licked that beer nozzle and contaminated every point served afterwards

  3. barac o barmy
    12th December 2009 at 1:37 pm

    It has to be a clean glass every time. It isn’t supposed to, but the tap nozzle goes into the beer every time. Therefore if the bloke who had the pint before had swineflu or something else nasty, your at risk. Besides these days even women drink pints and goodness knows what they get up to.

  4. Phil Corcoran
    29th October 2013 at 10:03 am

    Recommended cellar temp is 10 to 12C by the way (BBPA Guidelines possibly, but given out at all cellar management training courses)…NOT 13.
    Used to be 14C back in 1980 but changed since.

    • 29th October 2013 at 2:11 pm

      Hi Phil, what you trying to do ruin a perfectly good quiz? ha ha!! 10 to 12C seems a bit low, I think personally for cask ale, it will take that bit longer to clear down. However if you go to the BIIAB website and open the Profit Through Quality Handbook which is given out by the Major brewers the consensus seems to be 11 – 13 C. So we will go by that and change the quiz accordingly, thanks for bringing it to our attention.

      • Cellar boy
        16th July 2015 at 4:42 pm

        I used to run a small Victorian Terraced Pub, it had been well known for good beer for a very long time. The brewery at the time reckoned on 56 F (13.3 C). However although I had cellar cooling equipment I noticed that the natural temp of the cellar was a pretty constant 58 F (14.4 C), at this temp I was in the good beer guide for 11 years continuously. About 90% of my sales was real ale, that is about 5 to 6 Barrels of bitter, 2 to 3 Kils of DBA, and 2 to 3 Firkins of Mild. Food for thought?

  5. Cellar boy
    16th July 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Can’t really argue too much with clean glass every time, but unless the law has changed it’s only law in Scotland.
    Beer is not a good host to most of the organisms we are concerned with in this context (only seems susceptible to the ones that ruin it!), I have never heard of even a suspicion that something has been passed on by this means and I’m sure we would have heard by now! It is normal practice around here for people to hang on to their glasses.

  6. Douglas coates
    22nd May 2016 at 2:46 pm

    ME.Not bothered, just as long as iget apint!.

  7. 7th May 2017 at 2:30 pm

    I cant finish this it’s too annoying and doesnt have all the right answers! I own the cellar kit. I put it in. MOst of the Keg beer we serve is not pasturized…… it was frying my little brain 🙂

    • 8th May 2017 at 9:36 pm

      Hi Fiona – This quiz relates to the UK which questions are you having problems with?

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