Hops & Scotch

7001 Sunne Ln #100
Walnut Creek CA 94597
(925) 378-7980
  • PUB QUIZ—Mondays @ 6:00pm
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 Jan 31 2022
| by Quizmaster Paul Benson

We Drink and We Know Things got off to an early lead, but Shenanigans, true to their name, landed a double or nothing in round 5 to draw them equal. In the end, Shenanigans finished just 1 point ahead. Meanwhile, newcomers Mimir's drinking buddies demonstrated their musical knowledge with a double or nothing in the handout round, but it wasn't enough to keep them out of third place.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 26160 Shenanigans🎈💣🤪🎉🥴 52 1 0.750
1 25462 We Drink and We Know Things 52 1 0.750
3 50270 Mimir's drinking buddies 41 0 0.000


Mon Jan 24 2022
| by Quizmaster Paul Benson

What a rollercoaster of an evening! We Drink and Know Things seized the lead early, and Shenanigans stumbled in the 2nd round. The 5th round brought seismic changes, with Waxxed and Vaxxed leaping into first place. They ultimately stayed on top, with Shenanigans clawing their way back up to a second place finish.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 48312 Waxed And Vaxxed 59 3 1.000
2 26160 Shenanigans🎈💣🤪🎉🥴 50 2 0.667
3 28565 We Drink and Know Things 46 1 0.333
4 48309 Shankowski 36 0 0.000


Mon Jan 17 2022
| by Quizmaster Paul Benson

It was pretty close most of the game between We Drink and Know Things, Smartinis, and Ruth Bader Winsbergs. For quite awhile, Smartinis tenaciously clung to a narrow lead, but a late game double or nothing propelled Ruth Bader Winsbergs into first place, and Smartinis tied for second with another late game surger, Shenanigans.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 47053 Ruth Bader Winsbergs 68 5 1.000
2* 26160 Shenanigans🎈💣🤪🎉🥴 58 3 0.700
2 33881 Smartini’s 58 3 0.700
4 28565 We Drink and Know Things 54 2 0.400
5 47052 Beerista Team 12 0 0.100
5 47054 Ok sunsets 12 0 0.100
* Won Tiebreaker