Tuesday Beer Trivia: Brewing Terms in Foreign Language

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Test your knowledge on brewing terms across the globe in this week’s Tuesday Beer Trivia quiz.

Language, in so many ways, can create both barriers and connections between members of the human race. With homebrewing becoming an increasingly global phenomenon, it can’t hurt to brush up on some new vocabulary. Keep these international brewing phrases in your arsenal just in case you find yourself sharing a pint with a fellow international homebrewer.

After you take the Beer Trivia quiz below, scroll down to the “Beer Trivia Answer Explanations” section to learn more about beer vocabulary.

Beer Trivia Answer Explanations

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The following explanations are taken from Google translate.

Question 1: 

Bryggare = Brewer in Swedish

Cervecero = Brewer in Spanish

Sládek  = Brewer in Czech

Varkё = Boat in Albanian.

Question 2: 

Hmelja = Hops in Bosnian

Houblon = Hops in French

Lúpulo = Hops in Spanish

Limyé = Light in Haitian

Question 3: 

Kedel is Danish for kettle. But just in case you were wondering, here are the translations for the other languages:

Swedish = vattenkokare

Spanish = tetera

Portuguese = chaleira

Question 4: 

Kokkёr  = Grain in Albanian

Cebada = Grain in Spanish

Butil = Grain in Filipino

Auro = Gold  in Samoan

Question 5: 

Foc means fire in Romanian. “A fierbe” means boil in Romanian.