10 most difficult alcohol riddlesAlcohol quiz
What does synthesis gas (water gas) consist of?
oxygen (O2) and hydrogen (H2)
methane (CH4) and water (H2O)
carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen (H2)
carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2)
Water gas is a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen produced from synthesis gas. Synthesis gas is a useful product, but requires careful handling due to its flammability and the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. The water-gas shift reaction can be used to reduce the carbon monoxide while producing additional hydrogen, resulting in water gas.
Which beverage is prepared in a similar way to a Japanese sake?
The popular term "rice wine" is a misnomer. Unlike wine, in which alcohol is produced by fermenting sugar that is naturally present in grapes, sake is produced by means of a brewing process more like that of beer. Thus, sake is technically "rice beer" rather than "rice wine."
Mickey is a "dangerous" alcoholic drink. What did he contain?
In slang, a Mickey Finn (or simply a Mickey) is a drink laced with a psychoactive drug or incapacitating agent (especially chloral hydrate) given to someone without their knowledge, with intent to incapacitate them. Serving someone a "Mickey" is most commonly referred to as slipping someone a mickey.
Methanol (wood alcohol) is highly poisonous. Comparing to ethanol, is it more or less sedative?
that depends on the temperature
Methanol has a much weaker sedative effect than ethanol, which leads the victim to drink more than it would normally do with ethanol. Methanol is oxidized to formaldehyde and then to the poisonous formic acid in the liver.
What liquor is particularly famous for its durability? (samples from the Napoleonic era are still in use)
original champagne from Champagne
Madeira is a fortified wine made in the Portuguese Madeira Islands, off the coast of Africa. To prevent the wine from spoiling, neutral grape spirits were added. Today, Madeira is noted for its unique winemaking process which involves heating the wine.
Which of the following is a bottom-fermented beer?
Baltic Porter is a very high alcohol, sweet, robust porter that originated in the Baltic states. Baltic Porter reflects both the character of original British Porters and the character of sweeter, highly alcoholic Russian Imperial Stouts.
Which saint is a patron of brewers?
Saint Arnulf of Metz
Saint Alcmund of Hexham
Saint Atto of Pistoia
Saint Amand of Bordeaux
Saint Arnulf of Metz (c. 582 – 640 AD) was a Frankish bishop of Metz and advisor to the Merovingian court of Austrasia, who retired to the Abbey of Remiremont. This bishop became famous by miraculous reproduction of beer in south France. Also he is author of prayer to beer.
Which brewery was founded by Fritz Maytag?
Anchor Brewing Company
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Frederick Louis "Fritz" Maytag III is the former owner of Anchor Brewing Company in San Francisco. His revival of Anchor Steam beer inspired many other brewers to follow, and he is often considered the father of modern microbreweries.
The Blavod vodka its unique black colour derives from
the heartwood of acacia trees
the leaves of Glycyrrhiza
the secretion of octopuses
the venom of cobras
Blavod (blah-VOD) is a black British vodka. The brand was first launched in 1998 and is marketed on its unique black colour that derives from Catechu, an extract from the heartwood of Burmese catechu acacia trees. Catechu does not interfere with the characteristics of the vodka, imparting no additional flavour or odour and leaving no stains.