Question 1: What is the German word for beer?
Correct Answer: Bier
Fact: Beer has a long history in Germany and comes in two main types: ales, brewed with top-fermenting yeast, made from wheat and barley, and lagers, brewed using bottom-fermenting strains of yeast, which mature for four to six weeks in the barrel. These two types of beer can be light, medium, or dark.
Question 2: Which beer is customarily served at Oktoberfest?
Correct Answer: Märzen
Fact: Märzen is a type of lager that was originally brewed in the state of Bavaria, whose capital Munich is the home of Oktoberfest. The Märzen style is traditionally fuller bodied with a milder hop flavor.
Question 3: What is the traditional Oktoberfest dance in the US?
- Electric slide
- Chicken dance
Correct Answer: Chicken dance
Fact: The catchy chicken dance melody is frequently played during American Oktoberfest festivities for both dancing and drinking. In 1994, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati sponsored the world's largest chicken dance with 48,000 participants.