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Beer, a perennial potion

Perhaps the first photograph of men drinking beer, circa 1844 in Scotland
Perhaps the first photograph of men drinking beer, circa 1844 in Scotland

What do you really know about beer, the third most popular drink in the world (after water and tea)? We all know whether we like it or not, and which brand is our favorite brew, but do you know all there is to know about the drink? Try your luck with our quiz below from facts and figures pulled from The Oxford Companion to Beer!

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On 4 December 2013, starting at 9:00 a.m. EST, Oxford University Press USA is giving away seven copies of The Oxford Companion to Beer to residents of the United States, 21 years of age and older. The contest ends on 5 December 2013 at 11:59pm EST. Visit the link for entry details.

Garrett Oliver is the Editor-in-chief of the Oxford Companion to Beer, Brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery and author of The Brewmaster’s Table: Discovering the Pleasures of Real Beer with Real Food. He has won many awards for his beers, is a frequent judge for international beer competitions, and has made numerous radio and television appearances as a spokesperson for craft brewing. read our previous Oxford Companion to Beer blog posts.

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Image credit: Edinburgh Ale by Hill & Adamson c. 1844 via Wikimedia Commons.

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