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Brewmasters
2117 Forrest Hills rd
Wilson, NC
27893
Monday, May 15, 2017
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Gonna Make You Sweat (in Fear)
Coco

Afternoon, folks! Is it afternoon? Or morning? Or midnight? I'm a little out of sorts after last night's totally epic quiz! It was a pretty fun night, one of our best, by my estimation, and I'm so glad you were all able to make it out. Crazy Random Happenstance was this week's champions (something new and different for us!) with Two Guys, A Girl and A Beer Shop and Team following just behind. A couple fun things from last night's quiz: - We started out the gates strong with a round referencing three of my favorite works of modern media: "Veronica Mars," "Guardians of
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Coco is a writer in Raleigh. She's always on the lookout for the opportunity to discuss the utter weirdness of being an American adolescent, mostly because that gives her a chance to talk about Miley under the guise of academic pursuits. She likes appropriate musical handclaps and has a pretty no-nonsense policy against geographically named bands.


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Brewmasters
2117 Forrest Hills rd
Wilson, NC
27893
Monday, May 08, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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How Stella Cost You All a Point
Coco

Ahoy, quizzers, and welcome aboard the SS Brewmasters! I'm your inexperienced but totally game captain, Coco, and beside me is First Mate Smooth Face. We're totally in charge of steering this ship, and we're handling all on board entertainment, as well. For food and libations, please visit the bar! Most Mondays, I feel like I'm (wo)manning a riotous Carnival cruise to the Caribbean, with a full poop deck and ample beer, shouting tricky questions and coy one-liners at a booming, commanding clip. So imagine my surprise when, during last night's quiz, I was actually able to hear myself. It was off-putting and a bit strange, and oh my goodness, I panicked a little that
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Coco is a writer in Raleigh. She's always on the lookout for the opportunity to discuss the utter weirdness of being an American adolescent, mostly because that gives her a chance to talk about Miley under the guise of academic pursuits. She likes appropriate musical handclaps and has a pretty no-nonsense policy against geographically named bands.


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Brewmasters
2117 Forrest Hills rd
Wilson, NC
27893
Monday, May 01, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Bop to the Top!
Coco

Happy May! We kicked off the new month with a bout of good ol' fashioned quiz, and while it was a quiet night in terms of what we normally see at Brewmasters, we made the best of it! I liked this particular quiz because it brought a mix of science, wordplay, science fiction and culture, and it still left room for an entire question about Lindsay Lohan movies - which, it's worth mentioning, you all did exceptionally well on. Alas, every night of GWD must come to an end, and last night's final question was, fittingly (?), replete with the term "Chunk Stuffers." But I'm getting ahead of myself. Last night, teams came to play, but some early leaders ultimately met
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Coco is a writer in Raleigh. She's always on the lookout for the opportunity to discuss the utter weirdness of being an American adolescent, mostly because that gives her a chance to talk about Miley under the guise of academic pursuits. She likes appropriate musical handclaps and has a pretty no-nonsense policy against geographically named bands.


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Brewmasters
2117 Forrest Hills rd
Wilson, NC
27893
Monday, Apr 24, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Heel Turn (The QM's True Villainy)
Coco

I've been listening to the Mountain Goats a lot recently - if you've been to either of my venues in the last couple months, you've absolutely heard a track or ten - which likely explains how we ended up settling last night's tie with an arm wrestling match. For the representatives from The Mus-Get-Beers and Runaway Captain, the teams involved in said, uh, fisticuffs, this must have come as something as a surprise. It was only last week that we settled a similar dispute with a dance-off to "Cotton Eye Joe," so I'm sure the teams expected much of the same.
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Coco is a writer in Raleigh. She's always on the lookout for the opportunity to discuss the utter weirdness of being an American adolescent, mostly because that gives her a chance to talk about Miley under the guise of academic pursuits. She likes appropriate musical handclaps and has a pretty no-nonsense policy against geographically named bands.


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Brewmasters
2117 Forrest Hills rd
Wilson, NC
27893
Monday, Apr 17, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Cotton-Eye NO
Coco

We are nearly 20 hours out from the end of last night's quiz, and I'm still unable to get that infernal "Cotton-Eye Joe" out of my head. It's been rattling around as I've slouched between meetings; its inescapable earworm drowned out the more melodic tones of my lunchtime music break. It's surrounded me, left me cold, haunted, dancing. It'd be easy (and convenient, even) to blame Drawing 101, who chose the loathsome track for last night's tie-breaking dance-off, but it wouldn't be fair to them. I gave them power to wield, and they seized upon it. Rather, it's on me. I could have done arm-wrestling, or a beer-chugging contest, or a beauty pageant. Anything
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Coco is a writer in Raleigh. She's always on the lookout for the opportunity to discuss the utter weirdness of being an American adolescent, mostly because that gives her a chance to talk about Miley under the guise of academic pursuits. She likes appropriate musical handclaps and has a pretty no-nonsense policy against geographically named bands.


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Brewmasters
2117 Forrest Hills rd
Wilson, NC
27893
Monday, Apr 10, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Sorry, Pals. Shakira's Not Involved.
Coco

In my capacity as Quizmaster, there are a few things required of me: I'm supposed to engage you in two hours of marginally difficult quiz questions; to soundtrack our time together; to make sure you're having fun; to stop cheaters and loudmouths; to drink beer, and to encourage you to drink beer; and to relentlessly make fun of you when you submit a bad (and hilarious) wrong answer. But some of you are too smart! You've caught on, and you've started intentionally writing funny-ass wrong answers. Touche, my friends. The student has become the teacher. So, in the name of good fun, I submit to you a list of things you can make fun of me for! - I know
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Coco is a writer in Raleigh. She's always on the lookout for the opportunity to discuss the utter weirdness of being an American adolescent, mostly because that gives her a chance to talk about Miley under the guise of academic pursuits. She likes appropriate musical handclaps and has a pretty no-nonsense policy against geographically named bands.


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Brewmasters
2117 Forrest Hills rd
Wilson, NC
27893
Monday, Apr 03, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Rapunzel, Do You Use Conditioner?
Coco

Ah, teams, we did it! We managed to have our cake and eat it too, wrapping up a killer quiz just in time for tip-off in the NCAA Championship Game. I missed it - can you tell me who won?* (This is a joke. We live in North Carolina. We all know someone who is a little too obsessed with the Heels. Go Heels!) I'll keep this review sweet, just like our quiz: Better With Bacon were our big winners this week, triumphing above the fray. Tom Brady Diet trailed ever so slightly, with Crazy Random Happenstance holding up the caboose in our top three sandwich. Mixed metaphors FTW! A
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Coco is a writer in Raleigh. She's always on the lookout for the opportunity to discuss the utter weirdness of being an American adolescent, mostly because that gives her a chance to talk about Miley under the guise of academic pursuits. She likes appropriate musical handclaps and has a pretty no-nonsense policy against geographically named bands.


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Brewmasters
2117 Forrest Hills rd
Wilson, NC
27893
Monday, Mar 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Tracy Mosby Deserved Better
Coco

I finally convinced my beau to watch How I Met Your Mother with me - my third viewing - and over the course of nine seasons, we laughed, we cried, we made fun of all of Ted Mosby's sentimental schlock, and we fell in love with the five key characters. I tried to keep the identity of the titular mother to myself. While I always opt for spoilers, preferring to know ahead of time if I'm going to loathe a novel, film or TV show, M is a staunch spoiler avoider. On Sundays during Game of Thrones season, he abstains from the Internet entirely. He prefers to watch things as intended, and thus Sunday night, when we finally watched the finale, he was stunned.  "How,"
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Coco is a writer in Raleigh. She's always on the lookout for the opportunity to discuss the utter weirdness of being an American adolescent, mostly because that gives her a chance to talk about Miley under the guise of academic pursuits. She likes appropriate musical handclaps and has a pretty no-nonsense policy against geographically named bands.


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Brewmasters
2117 Forrest Hills rd
Wilson, NC
27893
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Stravinsky the EDM Dabbler
Coco

Wilson, pals. I have got to stop underestimating you. Just because a round on Stravinsky makes me go Guuuuuuuh and get all guppy-mouthed doesn't mean y'all won't ace it. As Daniel would say, some of you are self-proclaimed "orchestra nerds" or comic book nerds or nerd nerds, and you're really good at all sorts of things! You guys, I believe in you.  Despite their best efforts - and a few rounds that nearly snarled their triumph - Crazy Random Happenstance still emerged victorious, with Not Scott's Futon and The Mus-Get-Beers hot on their heels. There
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Coco is a writer in Raleigh. She's always on the lookout for the opportunity to discuss the utter weirdness of being an American adolescent, mostly because that gives her a chance to talk about Miley under the guise of academic pursuits. She likes appropriate musical handclaps and has a pretty no-nonsense policy against geographically named bands.


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Brewmasters
2117 Forrest Hills rd
Wilson, NC
27893
Monday, Mar 13, 2017
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Aquaman will save us - and humanity!
Coco

Brewmasters, y'all know how to party!  I'm the first to admit that a rainy 40-mile drive on a chilly Monday evening isn't my idea of cool fun times, but all my traffic-related frustrations went out the window the second we started quiz. I like the way Wilson quizzers do things; y'all don't just partake passively. You go all in, all the time, and it's a lifestyle that I can get behind. We had a whopping 17 teams turn out last night, and with such a wide array of questions, last night was a nail biter 'til the end. The highlight of my night was R3, "Your Mom is a Cinematic Travesty." I love using my best Sarcastic Sally voice, and this one was ripe with opportunities
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Coco is a writer in Raleigh. She's always on the lookout for the opportunity to discuss the utter weirdness of being an American adolescent, mostly because that gives her a chance to talk about Miley under the guise of academic pursuits. She likes appropriate musical handclaps and has a pretty no-nonsense policy against geographically named bands.


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Brewmasters
2117 Forrest Hills rd
Wilson, NC
27893
Monday, Mar 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Good Will Dinosaur Hunting
Coco

In the latest adventures of Coco vs. the rogue mic... Brewmasters, we're establishing a solid rapport, and it means something fun has found its way to Wilson! Clearly, y'all agree - you keep coming back for more! Is it the excellent beer selection? The challenging (and sometimes irreverent) questions? The Boar's Head? Li'l old me? Well, whatever it is, let's keep this momentum going. I'm having a blast. Last night's quiz featured such gem rounds as Get Off My Case!, a round of questions where all the answers were homophones for the surname of a fictional detective; Like Steak at a Vegan Buffet, a one-of-these-things-is-not-like-the-other headscratcher; and #NotMyPresident,
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Coco is a writer in Raleigh. She's always on the lookout for the opportunity to discuss the utter weirdness of being an American adolescent, mostly because that gives her a chance to talk about Miley under the guise of academic pursuits. She likes appropriate musical handclaps and has a pretty no-nonsense policy against geographically named bands.


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Brewmasters
2117 Forrest Hills rd
Wilson, NC
27893
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
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Dave Matthews Banned
Coco

Week two, no jeers! Hey Brewmasters, we're getting into the swing of things here. And the camaraderie is so admirable. Case in point? When I (mostly unwittingly) pick on one of your own, you're quick to stand up for him. Kudos, Wilsontonians! Dave Matthews, I'm sorry. I will apologize for underestimating your artistic abilities. I won't apologize for giving you crap about your unabashed love for Taylor Swift. You may not be embarrassed, but I am, if only by proximity. Alright, so last night's quiz was a good one, particularly the wonderment that was R2, "Bork to Bork." Let's get this straight - everyone loves this sort of audio round. "Slooooow Jams" from a few weeks back was
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Coco is a writer in Raleigh. She's always on the lookout for the opportunity to discuss the utter weirdness of being an American adolescent, mostly because that gives her a chance to talk about Miley under the guise of academic pursuits. She likes appropriate musical handclaps and has a pretty no-nonsense policy against geographically named bands.


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Brewmasters
2117 Forrest Hills rd
Wilson, NC
27893
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Yakety Sax...
Coco

...is still more annoying than "Surfin' Bird." Last night, we welcomed Brewmasters in Wilson, NC, to the Geeks Who Drink family! This was an exciting night, not only because we started a new venue, but also because this was our first quiz in Wilson, outside of civilization about 40 miles outside of Raleigh proper. I'm still new-ish to North Carolina, so this was my very first venture into this part of the state. There's more to learn about this quaint, boisterous, Star Wars-loving town (more on that later), but I do know one particularly fun thing - Wilson is home to my good pal, the Vulcan-grip possessing former governor
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Coco is a writer in Raleigh. She's always on the lookout for the opportunity to discuss the utter weirdness of being an American adolescent, mostly because that gives her a chance to talk about Miley under the guise of academic pursuits. She likes appropriate musical handclaps and has a pretty no-nonsense policy against geographically named bands.