Trivia Week, Day Four: Beer and Music

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Trivia Week Day Four: Matt Schwandt of Bauhaus Brew Labs vs Joe Lien of Utepils Brewing. (MPR graphic)
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It's Trivia Week on The Current's Morning Show! Each day at 8:30 a.m., Sean McPherson and Jill Riley will attempt to stump special guests in a live trivia competition.

Day Four: 40 Ounces to Freedom

Trivia Week, Day four, features questions that mash up beer styles and music. Going head to head on this topic are Bauhaus Brew Labs' Matt Schwandt and Utepils Brewing Company's Joe Lien. Be sure to scroll down to the quiz below, where Sean McPherson describes an imagined collaboration between a famous artist and a style of beer or a beer term, and you guess the newly coined name.

Meet The Contestants

Matt Schwandt is president and co-founder at Bauhaus Brew Labs in Minneapolis, where he has worked since it opened in July 2014.
When and how did you first discover your passion for craft beer?
I first discovered craft beer in the late 1990s while working at an award-winning brewpub in Nashville, Tenn., called Boscos. Boscos' German-born brewmaster was a huge inspiration of mine, and I learned all about how incredible beer could taste.
What is one of your favorite beer-and-food pairings?
I'm a man of simple tastes: my favorite beer-and-food pairing has always been a pilsner or IPA with a tasty burger.
Beyond beer, what some of your other favorite interests or pastimes?
Aside from beer, I'm a guitar player who dabbles in audio production, and I'm a huge disc golf nerd.

Joe Lien is front-of-house manager at Utepils Brewing Company in Minneapolis, where he has worked since February 1 of this year.
When and how did you first discover your passion for craft beer?
In the mid 2000s, my friends and I often bought mix packs from the liquor store. The first beer that really impressed me was Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale. Then, after working Surlyfest in 2008, I was hooked.
What is one of your favorite beer-and-food pairings?
Fair State Foamers Lime and tacos! They just go so well together.
Beyond beer, what some of your other favorite interests or pastimes?
Camping with my wife and kids, especially at Interstate State Park or Frontenac State Park; playing with my two dogs, Miles (hound mix) and Brisket (French Mastiff mix); and biking with my kids at Cottage Grove Bike Park and at STMA BMX track in St. Michael, Minn.

Your Turn: Take the Quiz

Here are seven bonus questions that Matt and Joe were not asked on the air. See if you can guess these beer-and-music mashups.

 

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External Links

Bauhaus Brew Labs - official site

Utepils Brewing Company - official site

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  • Matt Schwandt of Bauhaus Brew Labs
    Matt Schwandt is president and co-founder of Bauhaus Brew Labs in Minneapolis. (Andrea Ellen Reed)
  • Joe Lien of Utepils Brewing Company
    Joe Lien is front-of-house manager at Utepils Brewing Company. (provided)