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Obscure Alcoholic Beverages

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Obscure Alcoholic Beverages game quiz
"Throughout history, man has carried on a love affair with liquors, wines, beers and liqueurs. This is a quick quiz on some of the more unusual alcoholic beverages that humans have indulged in."

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1. For generations, the Japanese people have specialized in a alcoholic beverage called sake or saki. What fermented grain is used to make this drink?
    barley
    soy
    rye
    rice


2. Our next spirit was outlawed in Europe for over 80 years. Popular during the 18th and 19th centuries, this licorice flavored spirit was rumored to cause addiction and insanity among other things. What is the name of this beverage?
    Asti Spumanti
    Calvados
    Absinthe
    Nehi


3. Green Chartreuse is an unusual liqueur dating from the 17th century. It has some of the same origins as Benedictine. By using the names as clues, what group of people distilled this beverage?
    The Rolling Stones
    Cloth Dyers
    Catholic Monks
    Napoleon's Soldiers


4. A newer beverage is "The Mad Monk". This drink will give you a real jolt. Made from coffee beans, it gets its name from a 19th century Russian religious zealot. What is the name of the original "Mad Monk"?
    Grigori Rasputin
    Vladimir Putin
    Alexei Petrenko
    Yuri Andropov


5. From the new to the old: The making of mead is so old that some historians claim that it may be prehistoric in origin. There is physical evidence that the Chinese were brewing mead as far back as 7000 B.C. From what natural product is mead made?
    molasses
    honey
    sugar cane
    powdered dried rhubarb


6. Cauim is an ancient drink from Meso-America. It is made with maize or manioc root and fruit. The first step is the gathering of the ingredients. The second step is cooking. What do the brewers then do to start fermentation?
    They add mashed peyote buttons to it.
    They chew it.
    They mix it with llama fur.
    They add gummi bears.


7. How about a beer question? Breckenridge Brewery in Colorado imports beans from Madagascar and Papua New Guinea to make one of their more popular beers. It is flavored with two of the world's most popular flavors. What are these flavors?
    lemon and lime
    peanut butter and jelly
    chocolate and vanilla
    strawberries and cream


8. Wooden barrels that are used to age liquors can be used more than once.
    True
    False


9. One of my favorites is a liqueur called "Goldschlager". It is a type of cinnamon schnapps. Where does it get it name from?
    It has pieces of schlagerite in it.
    It is brewed in Goldschlager, Alabama.
    It is a mistranslation of the German term for "good beer".
    It has pieces of gold floating in it.


10. What is the strongest liquor sold in the United States?
    Mescal
    Everclear
    Carambala
    Firewater


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Compiled Jan 22 15