Hops & Scotch

7001 Sunne Ln #100
Walnut Creek CA 94597
(925) 378-7980
  • PUB QUIZ—Mondays @ 6:00pm
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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 Aug 2 2021
| by Quizmaster Paul Benson

Nothing like a car crash in the middle of round 4 to shake up the night! That's exactly what happened as we heard a screech, then a thump, and then watched a geyser of water erupting from the middle of Treat boulevard. But after a brief pause to call 911 and calm down from the excitement, everyone returned to laser focus. 

The Guantanamo Babes started out strong straight out of the gate. For awhile, it looked like they were going to be the clear winners of the night. Infinity Squared seemed for the longest time like they were going to stay in the middle of the pack, but then two back to back double or nothings in rounds 5 and 6 propelled them into first, and The Guantanamo Babes had to settle for the silver.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 26160 Shenanigans🎈💣🤪🎉🥴 66 8 1.000
2 27930 The Guantanamo Babes 63 7 0.875
3 21760 Preciate Cha 58 6 0.750
4 26883 Positively Negative 56 5 0.625
5 21417 Unstable Unicorns 37 4 0.500
6 28565 We Drink and Know Things 36 2 0.313
6 30585 Well that's a stupid name 36 2 0.313
8 27134 Cliston’s Pistons 33 1 0.125
9 28558 Smarty Pints 29 0 0.000