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Crazy Mountain Tap Room
471 Kalamath St
Denver, CO
80204
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 6:00 pm]
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The Dancing Man
Sarah

Everybody loves a tie breaker and this Quizmaster prefers to allow the bar to choose the task. At Crazy Mountain Tap Room, a dance off was determined to be the way to go. Tom Yam and Team Trinity Star sent up their best representative and a battle ensued. A patron noticed that Ed Sheeran was the topic of not just one, but of two questions, therefore Shape Of You was the correct song to choose. After 42 seconds of writhing, it was the Dancing Man from Team Trinity Star who sealed second place for his team.   Oh, and Johnny B Dead (regulars who switch up their name) remained victorious in the first spot.
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Crazy Mountain Tap Room
471 Kalamath St
Denver, CO
80204
Monday, Mar 13, 2017
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There Is A Moose On The Loose!
Sarah

My mother sent me a text about seeing a video of a snowboarder at Breckenridge going down a slope along with the moose in full gallop! This was on TV in New York and was even used as the teaser to stay tuned. WHAT?!?! Seeing as how Crazy Mountain Brewery is a skier/snowboarder themed place, I felt this nugget of info was something quizzers at this venue would enjoy.   Trump University Alum used their high-end education to "trump" the rest of the bar with their knowledge. Too bad they math wasn't included in that for-profit because they came with way more than 6 players and therefore had to forfeit the win. That left Owl Exterminators and YAS Queen to get the $25 and $15
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Crazy Mountain Tap Room
471 Kalamath St
Denver, CO
80204
Monday, Mar 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 6:00 pm]
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Things To Say The F-Word To
Sarah

A regular quizzer of Geeks Who Drink came in and told me he was most probably caught for running a red light. His evidence - the flash of the light as he cruised through. I've gotten those tickets and for whatever reason I have like 10 chins and a stunned look on my face. Is that what I actually look like while driving??? Another thing to say the F-word to - 'Nam. PS - Question 8 in Round 8 had us choosing whether I spoke of 'Nam movies or Dave Matthews Band songs. Hilarious. If you want to know the actual questions and be in on the joke - COME QUIZ WITH US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Also, if you like finding out you are tied in 2nd place and have to lip-sync your way to a gift
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Crazy Mountain Tap Room
471 Kalamath St
Denver, CO
80204
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 6:00 pm]
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Beware Who You Heckle.
Sarah

The competition at Crazy Mountain Tap Room is starting to pick up. YAS Queen played last week and returned this week with many more compadres than a standard team should have - so they split and also became Mountain Livin'. If you check out the scores, you will note Mountain Livin' must have quit the quiz, which is true because there was a pizza dip spillage issue and general lack of attention span. But YAS Queen began to heckle the team next to them after the scores were read after Round 3. Keeping their cool, Price Waterhouse Bloopers continued their path of perfection with a few perfect rounds, cementing them 1st place.
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Crazy Mountain Tap Room
471 Kalamath St
Denver, CO
80204
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 6:00 pm]
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Who Doesn't Like a 50-50?
Sarah

What a great place to be a Quizmaster! I have officially taken over Allegra's spot, assumed my duties and am diggin' Crazy Mountain Tap Room and the quizzers that play there. This was a super chill quiz with equally chill quizzers. We learned in Round 8 that X-Man movies, while seemingly badass sounding, are not nearly as bad ass sounding as a workout. Also, Darryl Hammond has been in a LOT of SNL skits, like hundreds (Round 3).   If one had walked into the tap room mid-quiz, it would have been hard to pick out the teams that were in the lead, as everyone was literally just so chill. Either this place attracts that type, or people are just getting out of work (quiz starts
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Crazy Mountain Tap Room
471 Kalamath St
Denver, CO
80204
Monday, Feb 13, 2017
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Schindler the Duck
Grinch Zellweger

How could you have a round on famous Franks and not include the one and only Frank Reynolds? Aka Frankie Fast-Hands aka Dr. Mantis Tobboggan? I know there are other famous Franks but let's be honest, this one means the most to me. Take from that what you will. We had a very close match this week! It was neck and neck between the top two teams but in the end a well-placed joker decided the winner. Third place was The Dia-Beetus, second was The Jokers, and first place went to Strange But Fun. Strange But Fun were even bigger winners because they ended up winning three out of the five bonus
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Crazy Mountain Tap Room
471 Kalamath St
Denver, CO
80204
Monday, Feb 06, 2017
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Beri, Boison
Grinch Zellweger

One of the great things about doing a quiz on Monday nights is that it gives you something to look forward to while you're trying to get through work without killing someone. I highly recommend it. It's therapeutic AF. Last night was a great quiz. Fun audio rounds, complicated rules, and a chance to prove we all know more cartoon mice than we were probably aware of. The most misleading moment was when people were trying to name actors based on different roles they've played and one of the clues was "Hansel." I think six out of seven teams wrote Owen Wilson. Sorry Renner, no one cares about your gritty re-imagining of Hansel and Gretel. What we care about is the underground world
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Crazy Mountain Tap Room
471 Kalamath St
Denver, CO
80204
Monday, Jan 30, 2017
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What Superbowl?
Grinch Zellweger

Is the title a joke about Westworld? Is it a joke about knowing nothing about sports? Is it both? Who cares, it's topical either way. But quick PSA: If you're not watching Westworld you should start immediately. Geeks who also drink are pretty much their target demographic. One thing I learned this week is that no one knows anything about Mary Tyler Moore. Makes sense, we generally have more of a Rick and Morty crowd than a feel-good 70's sitcom crowd. People nailed it with the current theme songs round, though. Three seconds is enough to recognize a song, but absolute torture to hear over and over. The most disliked of all the clips was from The Price is Right, hands down. Congrats? Our
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Crazy Mountain Tap Room
471 Kalamath St
Denver, CO
80204
Monday, Jan 16, 2017
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Do I Really Have to See La La Land?
Grinch Zellweger

I just can't stop hearing about it. The hype is too much. And as strong-willed as I seem, I'm not impervious to peer-pressure. It's been known to work. Oh well. I may as well accept it. I'm gonna see that movie. It is known.   Last night was a bleak and dreary kind of evening, so thank you to everyone who made it out! There was snow, ice, and cold, the perfect recipe to keep people indoors, but we had troopers nonetheless. People were psyched about our 90's round, but pretty stumped when it came to some of the covers. Which makes sense, you can call pretty much anything a "cover" and play fast and loose with the melody/lyrics/vibe. But the surprise hit was the
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Crazy Mountain Tap Room
471 Kalamath St
Denver, CO
80204
Monday, Jan 09, 2017
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Brush Up Your Broadway
Grinch Zellweger

I learned many lessons this week. Lesson #1: People don't know their Broadway stars. They hear a campy song that sounds like it has choreography and they assume Julie Andrews is singing it. No matter what. Cabaret? Julie Andrews. West Side Story? Julie Andrews. The Way We Were? Julie Andrews. Julie's great, you guys, but she's not the only diva. Lesson #2: Belgium is not an oft-discussed country. I don't think I can name one stereotype about people from Belgium. Not saying that's a bad thing, just stating facts. Lesson #3: Dave Matthews Band covers are almost exactly like the original song. Not a ton of artistic risks taken there. Although I'm assuming they all have
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Crazy Mountain Tap Room
471 Kalamath St
Denver, CO
80204
Monday, Jan 02, 2017
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Winter Came
JamieAnderson

Crazy Mountain has long stood out in my head because they have, hands down, the coolest label art of any beer company I’ve ever seen. When I got the opportunity to sub for them, I leapt at the chance. And it was their third quiz ever! We had people from out of state, a hilariously enthusiastic couple, a smart solo player take second, two random really high guys who refused to do the visual round, played three rounds in the middle of quiz, and had a completely unintelligible team name (here transcribed as best as possible), and, of course, the guys at the bar who built up a commanding lead early on and ultimately ran away with it.  
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I'm an archaeologist. The Shroud of Turin dates to ca. AD 1300, evolution is really real but more complex than you probably know, and no, I don't have a particularly strong interest in identifying the thing you dug up out of your backyard that you think is totally a Native American burial item/pirate gold/Roman pottery. And no, I don't dig up dinosaurs, but I did once read this other book, by a guy named Bakker*, and that plus repeated viewings of Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones inspired adolescent me to get into the "boot sciences" as a certain Norwegian archaeology professor calls them. Now I'm living the dream. 

 

 

 

 

* The Dinosaur Heresies, by Robert Bakker -- out of date now but an excellent read just to watch someone with ideas exploding out of their head shake up their field.


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Crazy Mountain Tap Room
471 Kalamath St
Denver, CO
80204
Monday, Dec 26, 2016
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Farewell, 2016, and Suck a Dick
Grinch Zellweger

Well it's finally over, folks. We made it. We took the beating of our lives, but we waited it out. 2016, your awfulness can not be overstated. Let's fold this year up neatly, place it in a safe, and then throw that safe into the ocean. Let it sink into the abyss of times forgotten. Moving on.   For our last quiz of the year we had an awesome lineup, including an entire round on feisty old ladies. If you're not down with Maggie Smith and Elaine Stritch you can GTFO. Judgmental old women are comedy gold. Side note- how remarkable is it that they're still working? Most people are retired long before these ladies but they're still booking gigs. Be my grandmas?   We
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Crazy Mountain Tap Room
471 Kalamath St
Denver, CO
80204
Monday, Dec 19, 2016
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Welcome to Crazy Mountain!
Grinch Zellweger

It's that time of year again! The time of year where we make over-confident declarations about changing our flaws and adopting wonderful new habits that will finally lead to us living our best lives. Usually it's only a matter of weeks following the new year before we realize it's all fallen apart and nothing ever changes and we were fools to believe it might and everything is pointless. But not this year. 2016 had one real, tangible positive change right at the end- Crazy Mountain Brewing now has a pub quiz on Mondays. See? Things aren't so bad. Maybe everything will be ok. Maybe we should start working out. Maybe we should call our parents. Last night was our
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