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Pour House Trivia again broke the 300-team mark on Thursday! A total of 304 teams played across PHT’s 25 venues, including 28 teams at Aslin Beer Co, a 24-team event at Mustang Sally Brewing, 23 more at Solace Outpost, and Olde Mother Brewing‘s 21-teamer!


In the first round, players traveled to the Thames River in London and binged some episodes of Whose Line is it Anyway? before reaching this film query:

  • Instead of simply adding a number to the original title, the sequel to the comedy film Grumpy Old Men used what comparative adjective?
  • Bonus: Which Oscar-winning actress appeared in the sequel, but not the original film?

That sequel, Grumpier Old Men, was a correct answer for most teams, while actress Sophia Loren was named by just over a quarter of the field. This round featured 29 perfect scores.


The audio question featured three songs by artists with avian names: EaglesCounting Crows, and Owl City. Other topics in this round were of no big trouble to our players, including the founding of Brazil’s Sao Paulo, the Art Deco architectural style, and the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings. This round almost matched the opening round’s perfect marks, with 26 teams earning all 36 points each.


Celebrity mugshots and Oscar-winning songs comprised Thursday’s halftime page, which carried an average score of 18.2 points. On top of that, 23 teams submitted a perfect 20-point effort. Headed into the halftime intermission, these teams were in the lead:


The second half started with HBO’s True Detective, the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, and three events from the year 1936. The end of the round brought the night’s toughest wagering question:

  • After becoming the first wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy, which Hall of Famer spent all but one year of his NFL career with the Raiders? 
  • Bonus: He spent his final year with which team?

About 35% of teams named Tim Brown, but only eight teams knew Brown finished up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2004. With that, just two teams were perfect in this round: Biscuits with the Boys (Fourscore) and Cuck-A-Doodle-Doo (Solace Brewing).


The number 10 was identified by 73 teams for all six points in the night’s 6-4-2. As for the final round, it began with this question about a certain actor:

  • Which action movie star starred in the Escape Plan trilogy of films as Ray Breslin, a former prosecutor turned security agent who poses as a prison inmate?

Roughly 38% of teams recognized Sylvester Stallone in that trilogy. At the end of the round, we gave Three Clues about a name:

  • The first name of a real-life female once portrayed on television by Christina Ricci.
  • The name of the canine mascot for Nickelodeon magazine.
  • The name of the titular princess in a series of video games introduced in February of 1986.

A game-low six teams knew the name Zelda from the first two clues; Ricci portrayed Zelda Fitzgerald in the 2010s series Z: The Beginning of Everything. No teams were able to put together a perfect score in this round. Before the final question, these teams led the standings:

FINAL QUESTION (68.09% success rate):

  • The opening scene of which Broadway musical takes place at an auction where an item labeled Lot 666, a chandelier in pieces, will become an important plot point later in the show?

A little more than two-thirds of our teams correctly identified The Phantom of the Opera as the night’s final answer. A Perfect 21 was tallied by six teams in Thursday’s game. The night’s final leaderboard was topped by these teams:


Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Horseshoes and Hand Grenades  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift’s Ex-Boyfriends)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Better Lucky Than Smart  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Les Miserables (Broadway))

Lone Oak Farm Brewing in Olney, MD: Hylians  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Street Sharks  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Broadway Musicals (audio))

Michaux Brew in Waynesboro, PA: Taco Flavored Kisses  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy)

Mookie’s BBQ in Great Falls, VA: Too Many Jeffs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Beverly Hills Cop)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: It Takes a Village  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Remarkably Bright Creatures)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Mad Facts: Query Road  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Talladega Nights)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Team Pizza (solo winner!)  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Cuck-a-Doodle-Doo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Genetics)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Cult Classic Films)

Crooked Run Fermentation in Sterling, VA: Sinister Koalas  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Spy Kids (original))

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Off in the Park  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Friends)

Interchange Tiki Bar in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Current NBA Season)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Dave Martinez School of Management  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: A Taste of Honey (music group))

Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: Partial Credit  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mathematical Symbols)

Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: BAMs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Antonio Brown’s Wikipedia Page)

Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Bad Rhino  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: National Flags)

Steinhardt Brewing in Frederick, MD: Tokyo Sex Whale  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fictional Apes)

Mile 20 at the Breeze in Herndon, VA: Dads on Parade  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mexican American War)

Mustang Sally Brewing in Falls Church, VA: Waiting For Ted  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Game of Thrones)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Demolition  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Michael Jordan’s Baseball Career)

Metrobar in Washington, DC: Bi the Way  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bisexual Icons)

Foster’s Grille in Warrenton, VA: White Hawk  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek (original series))

Rai’s Rendezvous in Ashburn, VA: Brewsual Suspects  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Friends Guest Stars)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Nugis Fatuus  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mediterranean Islands)