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Culver Beer Co.
2719 Loker Avenue West
Carlsbad, CA
92010
Thursday, May 18, 2017
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Absence Makes the Quiz Grow Fonder <3
YolandaFay

Oh boy...it's been 3 weeks since I hosted and I missed my venue! Thanks so much to my 2 subs, Conrad and Mike, who held down the fort in my absence.  This week we jumped right back in with the usual gamut of current events -- yes, Donald gets more ice cream than everyone else -- and an audio round filled with secrets galore! (Don't worry - Russia already knows because Donald has probably already emailed them....) We guessed (quite nicely) on our "Ridley" facts and refreshed our memories on Brown vs. Board of Education via the usual GWD roundabout on "Browns" and "Board Games." Of course, we had to raise a toast to American Craft Beer Week on the visual round! (As if we need any
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Culver Beer Co.
2719 Loker Avenue West
Carlsbad, CA
92010
Thursday, May 11, 2017
[Thursdays @ 6:30 pm]
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Thursday night's all right for quizzin
MikeSchramm

Fun night at Culver Beer Company tonight -- we had quite a few teams at the start of the night, and slowly they dropped off one by one, heading out piece by piece out into the evening. Matt stayed behind the bar and served some tasty beers, however, and by the end of the night, we had two very committed teams throwing down for the prizes. Round 7 was probably the most fun, all about "rotten" movies (some of which were actually pretty good). Round 8 was a toughie, but the hardest round was probably the one about Sean Bean (especially considering that both of the top teams admitted they didn't actually know who he was -- he's Ned Stark, ya'll!). By the end of the night, however,
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Mike's originally from St. Louis, Missouri and now resides in San Diego (via Ithaca, Chicago, and Los Angeles). He works on video games during the day, and enjoys long walks on the beach and beer!


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Culver Beer Co.
2719 Loker Avenue West
Carlsbad, CA
92010
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
[Thursdays @ 6:30 pm]
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Who's This Guy Blocking the Pretzel Cheese??
QM Conrad S

Fun quiz tonight, guys. I was down from my normal venue in San Clemente, covering for Yolanda, and I can only describe the vibe at Culver Beer Co. as ‘chill’. Everyone was so friendly and there was almost no formality in the quiz. I stood in the middle of the madness of the bar and hosted. It was a refreshing different perspective on quiz. I was also Quizmaster / Cheese Beer Pretzel distributor, a natural result of me taking over the cheese/mustard area for quiz. I took it all in stride. Haha. As for quiz itself, we had a good one. It was mostly a back and forth between 55 Yard Line and Churros as Fuck. However, 55 Yard Line secured
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My geek-dom started at a young age with an (un)healthy fascination with Star Wars. That was the beginning of the end. In middle school, I was a member of the group of kids that actually played AD&D in the library during lunch. Current obsessions include Star Wars (still), Game of Thrones, John Williams and politics. I'm local to South Orange County: I grew up in San Clemente and now live in San Juan Capistrano with my wife (Erin) and son (Gavin). Where you can find me: Saturday- Left Coast Brewery at 7pm. Occasionally subbing other SoCal quizes. You might just get lucky.


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Culver Beer Co.
2719 Loker Avenue West
Carlsbad, CA
92010
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
[Thursdays @ 6:30 pm]
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Butterfly Kisses
YolandaFay

The former quiz regulars have figured out we're back and it was ON last night! I had a room full of veterans who knew what was up. The teams were well matched and quite evenly paced throughout. Everyone was well-versed in Sex Ed sans knowing what an "axilla" is. It was obvious by round 6 that NO ONE HAS EVER READ WAR AND PEACE. Seriously. I have an English degree, and I've never read it. Well, one quizzer swears she did, but the evidence was lacking. That round truly was a big "fuck you." Thanks, GWD writers.  Some of round 7 got lost in translation. No, really. And, although it was a clever, yet transparent, guess, I learned after the fact that "One Day" is, in
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Culver Beer Co.
2719 Loker Avenue West
Carlsbad, CA
92010
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
[Thursdays @ 6:30 pm]
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Where'd the Bingo Go?
YolandaFay

"Why no, this isn't bingo...it's better!" - my response to confused regulars looking for their weekly bingo fix. Bingo is out. Quiz is in. *clap clap* Although Team Mike and Argo gave it a shot (sort of) it wasn't their scene. It's ok. We'll get 'em next week! The remaining teams performed quite admirably in the face of Round 6: Fate of the Furious, the lowest scoring round across the board I've seen to-date. Let's just say it was rough and if points were food, everyone would be dead. I mean, Yggdrasil & Dies Irae, really? It sucked that I had to count off for spelling. (JK...that was a joke.) It's like you're supposed to be smart to play
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Culver Beer Co.
2719 Loker Avenue West
Carlsbad, CA
92010
Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
[Thursdays @ 6:30 pm]
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We're Baaaack!!
YolandaFay

Wow, what a comeback night! Culver’s been on hiatus and is finally back on the quiz train. After a frantic search for a missing mic cable and trip to the nearest music store, I was ready to roll out my debut night as a bonified Quizmaster. We kicked off the night with some trippy “Fake Eddie Veder” covers and kinda bluffed our way through a series of six-letter national capitals, learning that Beirut and beer pong have more in common than we ever would have guessed. The Detroit Bad Boys had to jet after round 1 but More Beer Less Pants showed up after round 3, coming in 3rd by only 1 point – impressive for latecomers! They
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Culver Beer Co.
2719 Loker Avenue West
Carlsbad, CA
92010
Thursday, Jan 12, 2017
[Thursdays @ 6:30 pm]
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Good times, great beers, excellent quiz
MikeSchramm

It was a fun time yet again at the Culver Beer Company, despite the rainy night outside. We had a few dedicated groups of quizzers, lots of great craft beer flowing behind the bar, and eight rounds of tough questions that needed answers for points and prizes all night long. And quizzers definitely delivered those answers -- we had a few teams break out high scores tonight, and even in the later rounds (when quizzers had to answer questions about Meryl Streep movies and the location of the FBI building), our quizzers performed very admirably. There was one questions about what the NSA can track that was a little tough (the correct answer, according to some, was "everything"), but
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Mike's originally from St. Louis, Missouri and now resides in San Diego (via Ithaca, Chicago, and Los Angeles). He works on video games during the day, and enjoys long walks on the beach and beer!


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Culver Beer Co.
2719 Loker Avenue West
Carlsbad, CA
92010
Thursday, Jan 05, 2017
[Thursdays @ 6:30 pm]
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Because I Can
Ash Plissken

Because I am the owner of this blog and can write whatever it is that pleases me, I will dedicate this post to something that has been on my mind (and my laptop if you pay attention to my stickers).  This important issue is: YOUR SNOKE THEORY SUCKS That's right.  It sucks.  I don't care what it is, it sucks. But for the sake of argument, I'll elaborate on a few theories: Snoke is not Anakin Skywalker.  Not only would that just be shitty storytelling but we've SEEN what happens to Anakin.  Not only does he die in the arms of his son, but Luke has to drag his body from the Death Star and burn it.  Then, to top it all off, we see him as a
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Taylor is a bitch she's a big fat bitch, she's the biggest bitch in the whole wide world she's a stupid bitch if there ever was a bitch, she's a bitch to all the boys and girls! I'm a total Gryfferin (Gryffindor with Slytherin tendencies) who rides beneath the sigil of House Stark while faithfully serving the Jedi Order. I've hosted quiz in four different states and nine different cities. I hate almost everything - but I especially loathe the movie Frozen. My drink of choice is anything that's free and chug-able. Nowadays you can find me ranting on the microphone at Quad Alehouse in San Diego. Come check it out - I can guarantee that you won't be worse than mildly disappointed!


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Culver Beer Co.
2719 Loker Avenue West
Carlsbad, CA
92010
Thursday, Dec 29, 2016
[Thursdays @ 6:30 pm]
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Culver is for Lovers
QM April

This has been a marathon week for me, quizzing all over the county! But, it was nice to come back to a place I’ve been before, Culver Beer Co. Matt is just the best bartender and the place is so laid back, that I can’t help but enjoy myself. I was bummed out that there were no dogs in attendance though, I usually get at least one puppy to love on when I show up.   I had a couple good sports in Tyler & Lance, and Walkin’ Shit-Talkin’ weren’t even planning on playing! We had a lovely couple, 2PLU stick around for a couple of rounds, before they got a little distracted. Then another couple,
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April can be found all over town, if you look hard enough. Many fingers in many pies, that one.


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Culver Beer Co.
2719 Loker Avenue West
Carlsbad, CA
92010
Thursday, Dec 22, 2016
[Thursdays @ 6:30 pm]
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Twas the quiz before Christmas
MikeSchramm

Twas a few nights before Christmas at the Culver Beer Company, and everybody was stirring. There was a lot of booze coming out of the bar tonight! It was a great time anyway — Tiger Ride flowed freely, people sang and danced and laughed, and everybody had a really fun time at pub quiz. Most of the questions this evening were Christmas-related in some way, so we had carols, Christmas movies, and even some Christmastide facts. The questions were quite merry and the answers were just as merry all night long. Our winners were the Wearwolves, a lovely family out for pub quiz night, and they walked away with the top prize! Second placers were the Eight Tipsy Rein-beer.
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Mike's originally from St. Louis, Missouri and now resides in San Diego (via Ithaca, Chicago, and Los Angeles). He works on video games during the day, and enjoys long walks on the beach and beer!


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Culver Beer Co.
2719 Loker Avenue West
Carlsbad, CA
92010
Thursday, Dec 15, 2016
[Thursdays @ 6:30 pm]
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Second Best to a Casino
Ash Plissken

Last night at Culver was HUGE!  There was booze, pizza, miniature cakes, trivia-crazed diagnostics people, trophies, and even an appearance from the shame bell.  To top it off, I was told by a group who was having their work holiday dinner that the quiz was the second best holiday dinner they'd ever had - beaten only by a night where they had their party at a casino.  To be honest, I can't even be offended by that.  Casinos, in theory, are pretty awesome.  Casinos, in practice, are an entirely different matter, or at least they are for me.  I've never been good at gambling with my own money.  I start getting heart palpitations just thinking about
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Taylor is a bitch she's a big fat bitch, she's the biggest bitch in the whole wide world she's a stupid bitch if there ever was a bitch, she's a bitch to all the boys and girls! I'm a total Gryfferin (Gryffindor with Slytherin tendencies) who rides beneath the sigil of House Stark while faithfully serving the Jedi Order. I've hosted quiz in four different states and nine different cities. I hate almost everything - but I especially loathe the movie Frozen. My drink of choice is anything that's free and chug-able. Nowadays you can find me ranting on the microphone at Quad Alehouse in San Diego. Come check it out - I can guarantee that you won't be worse than mildly disappointed!


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Culver Beer Co.
2719 Loker Avenue West
Carlsbad, CA
92010
Thursday, Dec 08, 2016
[Thursdays @ 6:30 pm]
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God's Gift to the World: Ripley
Ash Plissken

So yesterday was the 4th birthday of the most perfect, wonderful and effing adorable creature ever to grace the face of the earth.  I'm talking, of course, about my dog Ripley.  In honor of my fur-baby's name day I'd like to take the opportunity to mention the worst things she's ever done: When she was 3 months old she snuck out of her cage, climbed onto the kitchen table, ate en entire pack of cheap dog treats, then proceeded to shoot no less that 30lbs of liquid shit out of her butt across the living room, up the stairs, down the hall, and in front of my bedroom door - at 3am in the morning At 5 months old she snuck out of her cage, chewed up a laptop power
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Taylor is a bitch she's a big fat bitch, she's the biggest bitch in the whole wide world she's a stupid bitch if there ever was a bitch, she's a bitch to all the boys and girls! I'm a total Gryfferin (Gryffindor with Slytherin tendencies) who rides beneath the sigil of House Stark while faithfully serving the Jedi Order. I've hosted quiz in four different states and nine different cities. I hate almost everything - but I especially loathe the movie Frozen. My drink of choice is anything that's free and chug-able. Nowadays you can find me ranting on the microphone at Quad Alehouse in San Diego. Come check it out - I can guarantee that you won't be worse than mildly disappointed!


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Culver Beer Co.
2719 Loker Avenue West
Carlsbad, CA
92010
Thursday, Dec 01, 2016
[Thursdays @ 6:30 pm]
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Meh, Russia Can Have Him
Ash Plissken

Lets talk about Steven Seagal. You may or may not have heard that our president elect’s BFF Vlady Pootin has granted Steven Seagal (thx Daily Mail—MY bff) Russian Citizenship. What is unclear about the decision is which one of Stevie’s great flix resulted
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Taylor is a bitch she's a big fat bitch, she's the biggest bitch in the whole wide world she's a stupid bitch if there ever was a bitch, she's a bitch to all the boys and girls! I'm a total Gryfferin (Gryffindor with Slytherin tendencies) who rides beneath the sigil of House Stark while faithfully serving the Jedi Order. I've hosted quiz in four different states and nine different cities. I hate almost everything - but I especially loathe the movie Frozen. My drink of choice is anything that's free and chug-able. Nowadays you can find me ranting on the microphone at Quad Alehouse in San Diego. Come check it out - I can guarantee that you won't be worse than mildly disappointed!


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Culver Beer Co.
2719 Loker Avenue West
Carlsbad, CA
92010
Thursday, Nov 17, 2016
[Thursdays @ 6:30 pm]
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Blame Canada, Frozen Sucks, Respect En Vogue
Ash Plissken

Holy crap tonight was a close quiz!  Only one point separated first and second place.  Who's to say where that point came from?  Was it the Star Jones answer that a certain gentleman sprinted across the room to tell his team about?  Was it the ability to recognize Stan Lee's voice from the Simpson's?  Or could it possibly have been the four points the winning team got from the last question by virtue of having a Canadian on their team?  It's really impossible to tell.  But fuck it, let's blame Canada anyway! I've said it before, I'll say it again: Frozen is a shit mess, Maleficent was a dumpster fire, and Hercules is one of the most underrated Disney
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Taylor is a bitch she's a big fat bitch, she's the biggest bitch in the whole wide world she's a stupid bitch if there ever was a bitch, she's a bitch to all the boys and girls! I'm a total Gryfferin (Gryffindor with Slytherin tendencies) who rides beneath the sigil of House Stark while faithfully serving the Jedi Order. I've hosted quiz in four different states and nine different cities. I hate almost everything - but I especially loathe the movie Frozen. My drink of choice is anything that's free and chug-able. Nowadays you can find me ranting on the microphone at Quad Alehouse in San Diego. Come check it out - I can guarantee that you won't be worse than mildly disappointed!


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Culver Beer Co.
2719 Loker Avenue West
Carlsbad, CA
92010
Thursday, Nov 10, 2016
[Thursdays @ 6:30 pm]
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Geeks Who Drink at Dark
Ash Plissken

Rule number one of Geeks Who Drink:  Nothing ever goes wrong, it's just gets right in different ways.  Like last night when we experienced a short power outage at the venue.  Not a single person in the totally packed place blinked an eye, not even the guys playing quiz while watching football.  It probably helps that it was the Browns playing and we already know what the end result of their games usually is.  Instead of freaking out, we all immediately had the same idea:  Quiz After Dark, the sexy version of Geeks Who Drink. Just so you know, the sexy version of Geeks Who Drink would consist of the exact same questions as the regular quiz, but they'd just
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Taylor is a bitch she's a big fat bitch, she's the biggest bitch in the whole wide world she's a stupid bitch if there ever was a bitch, she's a bitch to all the boys and girls! I'm a total Gryfferin (Gryffindor with Slytherin tendencies) who rides beneath the sigil of House Stark while faithfully serving the Jedi Order. I've hosted quiz in four different states and nine different cities. I hate almost everything - but I especially loathe the movie Frozen. My drink of choice is anything that's free and chug-able. Nowadays you can find me ranting on the microphone at Quad Alehouse in San Diego. Come check it out - I can guarantee that you won't be worse than mildly disappointed!


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Culver Beer Co.
2719 Loker Avenue West
Carlsbad, CA
92010
Thursday, Nov 03, 2016
[Thursdays @ 6:30 pm]
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Agent of C.H.A.O.S.
QM April

I’ve talked before about how much I love going to venues that aren’t mine and being a DISRUPTOR, but this week we had one of those tables. Yeah, That Table was a very spirited group. They had a visitor in from out of town and secured their standing in last place from the get-go. They were reluctant to quiz at first, but they really came out of their shell and stayed the whole time. Who am I fooling, none of that table was in any kind of shell. They even coerced me into photos with them, so you see the ever elusive quizmaster showing up on film!   Of course that wasn’t the only team that played with me last night! We also had Tarsh
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April can be found all over town, if you look hard enough. Many fingers in many pies, that one.