Can You Sweep This Week’s Jeopardy Beer Category?

Can You Sweep This Week’s Jeopardy Beer Category?

I admit I haven’t watched “Jeopardy!” in ages. Unless the categories are songs by the Monkees, Beatles, and Springsteen, or the Detroit Tigers roster during the 1990s, I’m not your go-to for trivia night.

But I think all us beer geeks would have nailed a category on Jeopardy’s May 22, 2017, episode: Beers by State.

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The beer category appeared during the gameshow’s first round, where the questions are worth $200, $400, $600, $800 and $1000. Other categories that round included DGA Feature Film Award Winners and the Bold and the Beautiful. (Don’t worry, I would have failed both too.)

I found all five questions on J-Archive, the Jeopardy! enthusiast blog that archives every question of every episode.

Let’s quiz you and see if you get them all correct.

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Are You Smarter Than a Jeopardy Contestant?

Before we begin, a quick Jeopardy refresher: Remember, host Alex Trebek reads the answers on the board and contestants must provide the response in the form of a question: “What is _____, Alex?”

Here were the answers on the board:

  • $200: Samuel Adams
  • $400: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  • $600: Jai Alai IPA
  • $800: Yuengling
  • $1000: Shiner Bock

Are you ready with your answers/questions? Let’s see how many you got right.

  • $200: Samuel Adams | What is Massachusetts?
  • $400: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | What is California?
  • $600: Jai Alai IPA | What is Florida?
  • $800: Yuengling | What is Pennsylvania?
  • $1000: Shiner Bock | What is Texas?

Florida-based Cigar City Brewing is super psyched about its appearance on the gameshow. You can see the video on the brewery’s Facebook page.

Jai Alai on Jeopardy

Here's the full Jai Alai IPA question from Jeopardy! last night?

Posted by Cigar City Brewing on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Jai Alai IPA question stumped a lot of Jeopardy! fans on, another fan site (my research for this story was very serious, you guys), but it didn’t stump contestant Justin Braddock, a power engineer from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Justin correctly answered that Jai Alai IPA was from Florida, adding $600 to his name early in the game.

We wonder if Cigar City is working on a special delivery for Justin …

I guess I can add beer to my random trivia knowledge specialties. But please don’t ever look to me for answers about Russian Culture and 19th Century Congressmen — two categories that appeared later on the show. is fully dedicated to small and independent U.S. breweries. We are published by the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers. Stories and opinions shared on do not imply endorsement by or positions taken by the Brewers Association or its members.