Pour House Trivia Weekend Recap

Last weekend’s games of Pour House Trivia welcomed 41 teams across four venues:


Our Friday teams came across a surprisingly difficult first round question on the topic of historical events:

–> As two of the most prominent millionaires of the early 20th Century, John Jacob Astor IV and Benjamin Guggenheim both passed away on the same day during which historical event?

Only 31% of our Friday teams earned points here with the sinking of the Titanic, with about half of those tacking on two bonus points by knowing that it took place in 1912.  Meanwhile, Our Saturday teams dealt with the VERY unique category of Three Clues / One Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle:

CLUE 1: Though it is not historically a ninja weapon, the sai is this character’s primary weapon of choice.

CLUE 2: He is named for the artist who painted “The School of Athens”.

Only two teams were bold enough to go in early with the correct response of Raphael.  Our Saturday teams also discussed this candy brand (and its engineer mascot):

Good & Plenty

Only two teams notched perfect scores during the first half this weekend, as Fan Club (Vanish Brewery) and I am Smartacus (Vanish Brewery) both hit 36 points during Friday’s first round.


Animated fish and celebrity middle names highlighted our weekend halftime pages.  The overall average score reached 16.2 points, with five teams recording a perfect score of 20 points.  These were our top weekend scores at the halftime break:


Saturday’s second half included a question on this long-forgotten website:


Our Friday teams dealt with second half topics such as Post Malone and “Law & Order”, but they also had to deal with the most difficult wagering question of the weekend:

–> It may surprise you to learn that this city located along the Pacific coast is the most populous national capital in South America. For your wager, name this city of about nine million residents.

Only four of our Friday teams came up with the correct response of Lima, Peru.  Here are your weekend’s top scores after the fourth round:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):

–> A native of Georgia, 19th Century politician Thomas Cobb has often been compared by historians to James Madison, mostly because of Cobb’s instrumental role in writing what document?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (12.5% success rate):

–> Established in 1857 at a brewery situated next to a monastery, this European beer is perhaps best known for a long line of popular spokespeople.  Despite that fact, this beer is only produced for export and is actually not sold in its home country.  For your wager, name this beer.

This weekend’s correct answers included the Confederate Constitution and St. Pauli Girl.  None of our teams recorded the Perfect 21 this weekend with correct answers on all wagering questions.  Here are your top overall scores from last weekend:


Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD:  Stupid Sexy Flanders  (Next week’s first category: Frederick History)

Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  Two Diamonds and a Baby  (NEXT GAME ON JUNE 1 – First category: Calculus)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Not Going Gently  (Next week’s first category: 1990s Music Last Word / First Word – NOT AUDIO)

Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD:  Give Us Your Beer Money   (Next week’s first category: Red Sox World Series Losses)