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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 Nov 15 2021
| by Quizmaster Paul Benson
|

It was a tight race throughout the night between Cliston's Pistons, We Drink and Know Things, and Positively Negative. For awhile it looked like we might be headed for a tie-breaker, but Positively Negative's encyclopedic knowledge of spy films got them 1st across the finish line.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 26883 Positively Negative 73 5 1.000
2 28565 We Drink and Know Things 72 4 0.800
3 27134 Cliston’s Pistons 62 3 0.600
4 26160 Whats the longest team name in the history of King Trivia? 🤔 If you guessed this one, you are right!😄 37 2 0.400
5 39742 Bean Counters 16 1 0.200
6 39743 Drunk Accountants 15 0 0.000

QUIZ RECAP

Mon Nov 8 2021
| by Quizmaster Lilyan Curtis
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It was so much fun filling in for Paul at Hops & Scotch in Walnut Creek. Every team really means business there! 

the Standings:

1st place - Cliston's Pistons 75 points 

2nd place - What's the longest team name... 73 points

3rd place - Positively Negative 65 points

Honorable mention the lady in red who took home a $5 gift card for an enchanting acapella version of her favorite song from the musical "Carousel!" 

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 27134 Cliston’s Pistons 75 5 1.000
2 26160 Whats the longest team name in the history of King Trivia? 🤔 If you guessed this one, you are right!😄 73 4 0.800
3 26883 Positively Negative 65 3 0.600
4 21760 Preciate Cha 64 2 0.400
5 28565 We Drink and Know Things 56 1 0.200
6 38905 Outoftowner 28 0 0.000

QUIZ RECAP

Mon Nov 1 2021
| by Quizmaster Paul Benson
|

It was a wild night at Hops and Scotch! 4 of the 5 teams hit a double or nothing in round 1...and then the same 4 teams did so again in round 3! It looked for awhile like it was going to be a tight 3-way race between We Drink and Know Things, Positively Negative, and Drinking and Thinking. But then Kathy's Kunundrum did a 3rd double or nothing in round 5, catapulting them into 1st place where they remained. It was no surprise that we ended up with a tie for 2nd place, but ultimately it was Drinking and Thinking that won the tie breaker.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 26160 Kathy's Kunundrum ❓❔🥺🙋🤔 67 4 1.000
2* 36667 Drinking and Thinking 59 2 0.625
2 28565 We Drink and Know Things 59 2 0.625
4 26883 Positively Negative 56 1 0.250
5 38178 Just here for the beer 38 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker