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Heroic Aleworks
14910 Persistence Dr
woodbridge, VA
22191
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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A Taco is $1.19, even the Bartender knows that
Doug

Another week, another new beer (Crystal Palast), and another great pub quiz at Heroic Aleworks! We had a few new players this week, and while small, they sure did pack a big punch. Shout out to BNV the one man wrecking crew for a good portion of the game, before his 1 other teammate showed up. Speaking of two player teams, Seeing Dubbel, coming in strong, was in the top 3 for most of the night, alas the 8th round joker was their downfall.             Our top 3 teams, while all regulars, were new to the spoils of victory. Homicide Squad 4: The Goblet of Fire, Huh?!, and Sherlock
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Heroic Aleworks
14910 Persistence Dr
woodbridge, VA
22191
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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Stop trying to make Godfather V a thing! This isn't Rocky!
Doug

            What a night to go pub quizzing (yeah I made it a verb, deal with it)!  We had a whopping THIRTEEN teams come out to have some fun, and get some knowledge dropped on them. Also I found out that nearly half the crowd loves Alvin and the Chipmunks so much that they just had to jump for joy at the bonus question, they jumped too soon, but hey I love the enthusiasm! Hats off to Butt Dudes, they showed up with 4 rounds to go, but they still jumped in, gave it their best, and had a great time. Our winner for the night, The Rough Drafts, had their hands full the entire time with Arctic
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Heroic Aleworks
14910 Persistence Dr
woodbridge, VA
22191
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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So Long and Thanks for all the Quizzes
Doug

  It was a day of lasts, firsts, and 4th places, because dang it Ricky Bobby there are places other than 1st. Hannah, the previous quiz master, had her final night with us at Heroic Aleworks, and everyone will miss her sorely. Though it was also her first time participating in a Geeks Who Drink pub quiz (starting off with a bidding war with food for her to join a team), and to top it off her team Super Sand Legend did very well. Shout out to Hannah for helping me learn the ropes of being a quiz master, and good luck up in Baltimore, don’t be a stranger.             I had to add
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Heroic Aleworks
14910 Persistence Dr
woodbridge, VA
22191
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
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I Couldn't Decide Between a Sound of Music Joke or a Hitchhiker's Guide Joke
Hannah

  So long (and thanks for all the fish), farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye.   This was my last night at Heroic, guys. Although I am highly confident in Doug's capabilities, I'm still sad to leave behind all my regulars, audio problems, and the weekly stop I make at the nearby 7/11 to get gross (but somehow still delicious) taquitos.   Team Spiders from Mars pulled it out this week, damn. Streets ahead (it's a thing) of the other teams for the whole night. Although more interestingly, Team Laura has finally splintered into two teams! I knew they couldn't sustain
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I'm always thinking one step ahead, like a carpenter who makes stairs.


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Heroic Aleworks
14910 Persistence Dr
woodbridge, VA
22191
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017
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I Feel Like a Horse Being Put Out to Pasture
Hannah

  I'm winding down my time here at Heroic Aleworks. I've got one more week hosting, then one watching your new glorious leader Doug at his first solo night, then I'm off to Baltimore for my new job! The senioritis is definitely real. In the name of on-the-job training, I made Doug score all the rounds while I ate leftover donuts that Trevor the bartender gave me. I've gotten one taste of power and it's already going to my head. Never put me in charge of other people. The Stanford Prison Experiment is going to get a lot darker.   We had a question about Bill Nye today, and I actually heard him speak last Saturday at the DC March for Science. Let me tell you
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I'm always thinking one step ahead, like a carpenter who makes stairs.


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Heroic Aleworks
14910 Persistence Dr
woodbridge, VA
22191
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
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Friendship (and Ass Juice) Is Magic
Hannah

Hey all,   In case you didn't know, I am leaving Heroic Aleworks behind after our quiz on 5/10/17. I know, I know. I miss me already, too. To brighten up this prospect, we had our very first auditioner today. Doug freakin' killed it, guys. What a guy. Not only was he a great quiz host for our warm up round, he also fixed the audio for my round two answers. I'm much like a grandmother in that I will hand my computer to anyone who looks like they know what they're doing and make them fix it for me. I also really love applesauce and going to bed at 9PM.   Also, we had our first ever tie tonight! IPA Lot When I Drink and the infamous Laura team
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I'm always thinking one step ahead, like a carpenter who makes stairs.


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Heroic Aleworks
14910 Persistence Dr
woodbridge, VA
22191
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
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Poorly Timed Holocaust Jokes
Hannah

With all the crazy stuff going down in the world, it's no surprise that two of our rounds dealt with Syria and nuclear weapons. Our Syria round was thankfully violence-free and most teams rocked these questions.   Just when I thought we saw the last of the politically-charged questions, My House Is Old brought us back in with, of course, a Hitler reference. In our random knowledge round, I asked what memoir Tis is the follow up for. The answer is Angela's Ashes. My House Is Old, who came in starting at Round 3, gave me the answer My Struggle. Sean Spicer would be proud of the insensitivity during the Passover season. Spicer actually apologized today for his comments
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I'm always thinking one step ahead, like a carpenter who makes stairs.


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Heroic Aleworks
14910 Persistence Dr
woodbridge, VA
22191
Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017
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Jesus Christ Laura, Maybe You Should Get Here On Time
Hannah

  Last night at the quiz, we were plagued by audio problems, and I'm not just talking about Paul Rudd assaulting our ears with song. Still though, we soldiered on to hear Lionel Richie, Bananarama, and a little rendition of Afternoon Delight despite the sound quality.   I was super excited last night to have my uncle from New Jersey in the DC area at a conference. He only had one night in DC, and he chose to spend it with us losers. He had a great time, especially because of that new Scottish Ale. Holla @ Heroic for that one. He and my boyfriend Thomas formed Nepotism Isn't Such a Bad Thing. They were in third place for most of the night, but unfortunately
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I'm always thinking one step ahead, like a carpenter who makes stairs.


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Heroic Aleworks
14910 Persistence Dr
woodbridge, VA
22191
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017
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Does Someone Sell Beer Here?
Hannah

“Does someone sell beer here?” is a strange thing to hear at a place that literally has nothing but beer. It is a stranger thing to hear while sitting at a bar where you can't miss the taps lining the wall. Yes, awkward stranger, someone sells beer here. Not me, but someone.   I was super confused by team Huh?! this week on a question about satyrs, which are half-goats from Greek mythology. His answer was Tom Brady = GOAT. Okay...what? I definitely felt like I was missing something. Apparently, GOAT stands for Greatest Of All Time in football. An informal poll of everyone at the bar showed that I am dumb and this is obvious. Then again, everyone at
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I'm always thinking one step ahead, like a carpenter who makes stairs.


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Heroic Aleworks
14910 Persistence Dr
woodbridge, VA
22191
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
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Step One: Cut a Hole in the Box
Hannah

It's official. The Heroic Aleworks staff just earned themselves one-way tickets straight to the depths of hell. No, it's not because of their penchant for good drinks or because they make up their own awesome superheroes (Side note: This can definitely be taken as a negative by the uber-religious. I wasn't allowed to watch The Little Mermaid until I was ten because there was magic in it). No, something far worse came from these brilliant minds last night.   We had a super fun round last night that would have made Tom Jones proud. As a participant in this year's DC Women's March, it was excellent learning about other famous marches throughout history. Per one of
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I'm always thinking one step ahead, like a carpenter who makes stairs.


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Heroic Aleworks
14910 Persistence Dr
woodbridge, VA
22191
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017
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Spoiler Alert: Han Solo Dies At The End
Hannah

Don't worry guys, I'm back from exile. Much like the kid who wore all graphic t-shirts with "witty" phrases in high school, I will always be around to annoy you. Shoutout to our first place victors Wiretap Dat A$$. I know for a fact that you were spying on me through my microwave to get these answers. I don't need to prove it, I'm an American. In funny answers of the night, a surprising amount of teams didn't know that the moon is the brightest object in our night sky. Laura's Frickin' Late Again made me briefly exhale through my nose when they mislabeled a Transit, when Venus moves in front of the sun, as a Tesseract, which is a 4-dimensional version of a cube (shoutout
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I'm always thinking one step ahead, like a carpenter who makes stairs.


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Heroic Aleworks
14910 Persistence Dr
woodbridge, VA
22191
Wednesday, Mar 08, 2017
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Mata Hairy Joins the Lion King Cast
James

First, we must clear the air. In addition to Thailand and Indonesia, Malaysia also borders Singapore and Brunei on two different landmasses.   Thank you all for allowing me to host your fine quiz at Heroic Aleworks! Your glorious leader Hannah should be back next week; I’m sure I’ll be back in the future whether as a substitute or as a player, because it’s too fun to pass up.   The quiz was chock full of Disney tonight; from the complainers who don’t like something gay in a movie based on bestiality (Beauty and the Beast), to a whole round of Disney ska-like covers, to Jeremy Irons serenading us the Boy Scout
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Heroic Aleworks
14910 Persistence Dr
woodbridge, VA
22191
Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017
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Rejoice All You Cards Against Humanity Snobs!
Kevin

One of the questions talked about a man from the 12th century named “Roland the Farter.”  Being a person who has played Cards Against Humanity in the past, I have seen, read, and played a card using “Roland the Farter, Flautist to the King.”  I had to stop myself from laughing while reading this question, having visions of some of the strange (usually done by Mr. Rando Cardrissian) answers I have seen with “Roland.”  Now, I am a lovely guest/substitutional lord of the microphone at Heroic Aleworks this week.  And if you couldn’t tell from my opening paragraph, I may be a nerd.  Okay, really though. 
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Heroic Aleworks
14910 Persistence Dr
woodbridge, VA
22191
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
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Tainted Love
Hannah

A group of adults now calls me the Taint Lady, so that's where I'm at in my life. For context, one of our categories last night dealt with STI's. I asked the scientific name for the taint (getting over my fear of public embarrassment reeeeeally quickly here). It's the perineum, by the by. Anyway, since we're all twelve at heart here at Heroic Aleworks, I was asked to repeat the question ad nauseum until I officially became the Taint Lady. Otherwise, our scores were pretty close except for new team Hold the Pickle, who blew everyone out of the water this week. Also, an alarming number of teams this week thought that emergency circumcisions are a thing. In our kidnapping
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I'm always thinking one step ahead, like a carpenter who makes stairs.


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Heroic Aleworks
14910 Persistence Dr
woodbridge, VA
22191
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
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Once More, With Feeling!
Hannah

  Greetings, geeks.   We are definitely getting into a groove here at Heroic Aleworks, with some repeat teams coming in for our second quiz night. Looking at you, Interstellar and I'm Back with a New Recipe.   Speaking of fun teams, take a look at that photo for Team Awesomesauce. The three of them just met ten minutes before the quiz and managed to pull out a third place (second, if you're not counting the staff team) win.   Last night's quiz taught me some weird stuff, which I will definitely keep in the back of my mind in case I ever need to impress someone with my knowledge of Las Vegas movies or Roman Festivals.   Shout
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I'm always thinking one step ahead, like a carpenter who makes stairs.


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Heroic Aleworks
14910 Persistence Dr
woodbridge, VA
22191
Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017
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Almost Paradise-Without the weird Footloose stuff
Hannah

  Guys. GUYS. I found it. Heroic Aleworks is nerd heaven. From the bathrooms (Tardis for men, Door of Durin for women), to the old school video game set up, to the literal list of craft beer named after original superheroes (You get trading cards with each one, by the way), this place is tons of fun for the whole family. Disclaimer: do not give your children beer. Or do. I'm not a parent.   Anyway, our first quiz night was awesome. Great turnout for a first quiz and lots of fun energy. The owners and staff wanted to try this quiz thing out for themselves as team Benjonathan. And guess what? They won! They truly are Geeks who Drink! As they have almost zero
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I'm always thinking one step ahead, like a carpenter who makes stairs.