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Hops & Scotch

7001 Sunne Ln #100
Walnut Creek CA 94597
(925) 378-7980
  • PUB QUIZ—Mondays @ 6:00pm
About Hops & Scotch

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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!


LEAGUE SCORES

QUIZ RECAP

Mon Dec 6 2021
| by Quizmaster Paul Benson
|

Shenanigans was running with a much smaller team team than normal tonight, but that didn't dull their trivia skills as they proved by winning the night, edging out Drinking and Thinking. It was nice to see some fresh blood tonight with Ravens and Platonic Solids.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 26160 Shenanigans🎈💣🤪🎉🥴 75 5 1.000
2 36667 Drinking and Thinking 73 4 0.800
3 26883 Positively Negative 57 3 0.600
4 41809 Ravens 56 2 0.400
5 41803 Platonic solids 42 1 0.200
6 28565 We Drink and Know Things 31 0 0.000

QUIZ RECAP

Mon Nov 29 2021
| by Quizmaster Paul Benson
|

It was an interesting evening for the quiz. In round 1, Positively Negative, Preciate Cha, Shenanigans, What About Bob?, and Drinking and Thinking all got a double or nothing. And then in round 2, Positively Negative, Preciate Cha, Shenanigans, What About Bob?, and Drinking and Thinking...all got a double or nothing. Things started shaking out a bit in round 3, though in the handout round...Positively Negative, Preciate Cha, Shenanigans, What About Bob?, and Drinking and Thinking all got a double or nothing. There were a few more scattered double or nothings tonight, but in the end, Drinking and Thinking took the night.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 36667 Drinking and Thinking 93 5 1.000
2 28565 What About Bob? 87 4 0.800
3 26160 Shenanigans🎈💣🤪🎉🥴 82 3 0.600
4 21760 Preciate Cha 69 2 0.400
5 26883 Positively Negative 64 1 0.200
6 41155 Straw Hats 48 0 0.000

QUIZ RECAP

Mon Nov 22 2021
| by Quizmaster Paul Benson
|

It was an exciting night of trivia at Hops & Scotch! Thanksgiving may be this week, but turkey definitely wasn't on anyone's mind as they duked it out. 

Preciate Cha, Cliston's Pistons, and Positively Negative all came out of the gate strong. Shenanigans started slow, but three separate double or nothings put them neck and neck with Cliston's Pistons. It went down to the tiebreaker, with Cliston's Pistons just edging out Shenanigans.

And the whole bar sang Happy Birthday to me, as my friend showing up with a "Happy Birthday" balloon and slice of cake kind of let the cat out of the bag as to what day it was...

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1* 27134 Cliston’s Pistons 70 3 0.875
1 26160 Shenanigans🎈💣🤪🎉🥴 70 3 0.875
3 21760 Preciate Cha 61 2 0.500
4 26883 Positively Negative 53 1 0.250
5 28565 We Drink and Know Things 50 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker