Posts Tagged ‘Trivia Night’

For the last few weeks, I’ve been hearing a lot about Port City Brewing Company. They recently earned the national title of Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival in Denver. They beat out the other 517 breweries in the small brewery category.
We were welcomed by a friendly, good looking bartender who explained how the flights worked: $12 for six tickets and an extensive taster menu:;
Tidings Ale ended up being my favorite one. It’s a Belgian Strong Blond and has honey, ginger, cardamom and coriander. I mostly tasted the ginger – mild and very refreshing.  
Every Friday night, the Borinquen Lunch Box food truck parks out front from 5:30 to 9 pm. DELICIOUS! I had the arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas), tostones (fried plantains) and a vegetarian empanada. John devoured his Cubano sandwich. If you’re looking for some authentic Puerto Rican food, I highly recommend stopping by for a bite (or take away).
This was the first of many visits – I’ll definitely be checking out Trivia Night but will pass on science fiction night. I’ll wait for history trivia. There’s also Beer Yoga and Comedy Night.

Port City Brewing Company is located at 3950 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria. Give it a taste…

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I’m a big fan of Pub Quiz or as they call it here in the states: trivia night. I’ve written about it before here. We got started in London, going to different Pub Quiz nights in St John’s Wood but ended up becoming “regulars” on Sunday evenings at the Prince of Wales Pub at 138 Upper Richmond Rd, Putney. They have a fun quiz master (Alex) and our team consisted of all New Zealanders and the two of us. Fun times ~ great memories!

London our Pub Quiz group
At The Prince of Wales pub

Since moving back to Virginia, we’ve tried to keep up the tradition of Pub Quiz night and our friends found a great one at The Flying Fish in Alexandria. The quiz takes place in the lower level and they offer great happy hour specials on both food and bottles of wine. It’s an evening with good friends, yummy food, and I really like the quiz master/DJ (Don) as well. More good times ~ great memories!

Pub Quiz Champs
Our team finally won FIRST PLACE for the first time ever!! First place includes a $50 credit for future food/drinks at the Flying Fish. Lucky for us we have a sports expert (thanks Joe) on the team which is essential.

My advice if you go to a Pub Quiz (Trivia Night) is take scratch paper and extra pens so you can write down the answers so the other teams don’t hear your answers. Be prepared to tuck your phone/ipad/etc out of the way ~ cheaters are frowned upon.

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