Hops & Scotch

7001 Sunne Ln #100
Walnut Creek CA 94597
(925) 378-7980
  • PUB QUIZ—Mondays @ 7:00pm
About Hops & Scotch

Whisk(e)y originates from Gaelic for “water of life”. According to author David Broom, the Scots and Irish Gaelic translation of this is uisge beatha. This referred to a proto-whisk(e)y redistilled with spices and herbs and the straight version became known as 'usky'."

Now is it Whiskey or Whisky? In short, the spelling "whiskey" is common in the United States and Ireland. The rest of the world, including Japan, Scotland and Canada, uses "whisky."

Bourbon, Rye, Single Malts, Blends - they're all whisk(e)y. There is no one right way to drink all whisk(e)ys. Whether you drink it neat or on the rocks, whisk(e)y is one of America's most beloved spirits.  Enjoying this beverage is a personal journey that could easily change from week to week, day to day, drink to drink.

You'll find that many whisk(e)ys are greatly enhanced by ice, but you'd be doing yourself a disservice if you don't at least try the whiskey neat. Have you tried your Scotch with a few drops of mineral water?  A splash of water can be a great thing as it releases the hydrophobic elements in the glass, allowing you to detect more aromatics on the nose, and by lowering the alcohol content, it can allow you to taste more flavors on your palate.

At Hops & Scotch we have over 450 types of whisk(e)ys ranging from American Bourbon to Japanese Whisk(e)y.  Whether you like your rye neat or your Scotch with a drop of mineral water, or your bourbon with our ice spheres molded at the bar, Hops & Scotch is sure to have something to please your palate!



Mon Dec 16 2019
| by Quizmaster Paul Benson

Visiting from out of town, the solitary member of Jessica's Team made quite the impression. Fresh out of the gate, he was in the lead, cementing that lead with a double or nothing in round 3 to put him ten points over closest competitor Question Authority. "Guess Where" was a tough round for everyone other than Jessica's Team, further solidifying his lead. Meat Palace made a big play in round 6, hitting a double or nothing to propel them into second place. Jessica's Team also got a double or nothing that round, becoming virtually untouchable in a runaway win.

For the drinking round, I asked what everyone was going to ask Santa for, with the Hops & Scotch staff choosing the winners. Here they are:

"Santa, what I'd like for the Holidays is..."

  • A Trivia Night win!
  • Student loan forgiveness.
  • Better looking friends.
  • My dignity.
  • My divorce to be final.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 13196 Jessica's Team 67 4 1.000
2 23453 The Meat Palace 45 3 0.750
3 L'il Cuties 32 2 0.500
4 21410 Question Authority 29 1 0.250
5 Wu 12 0 0.000