You always have a 50/50 chance of being right in our new true/false round on music trivia night (Thursdays starting at 7:30 pm). How would you have done on last week’s round?
- Neil Young was born in Canada.
- The group America was formed in London, England.
- Diana Ross recorded “Someday We’ll Be Togther” without the other two Supremes.
- Freddie Mercury’s real name was Farrokh Bulsara.
- Elton John once married a woman in Sydney, Australia.
- Ed Sheeran wrote Justin Bieber’s hit song, “Love Yourself.”
- Britney Spears starred in a movie called “Crossroads.”
- Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” was a number one hit in 1989.
- Rihanna was born in Barbados in 1988.
- Bob Marley went through a painful illness after hurting his toe play soccer.
We’ll post answers later.
Sometimes we overhear some pretty funny stuff working the bar. Like last Friday when two of our regulars, John and Mike, met for the first time. Just hanging out, talking, and laughing for a while.
Then John says, “Hey Mike, you should come over for dinner at our house sometime.”
Mike was visibly hesitant and said, “Well, I don’t know.”
“Oh come on,” said John. “I like you Mike. You’re the kind of guy…”
Then Mike jumped in and finished his sentence, “…that you like to bury in your backyard?”
Maybe you had to be there, but we thought it was pretty funny.
My Hero pilsner returns to the tap room at 724 Honeyspot Road this week. We first released this last June and it went fast!
My Hero is a bready, flavorful pilsner we brewed at the request of our friends in the Connecticut chapter of the Fourth Watch Motorcycle Club, which was formed by first responders to honor a colleague who died in the 9/11 attacks.
Mug club and Fourth Watch members will get $1 off their first pint this week.
On Saturday, we held the final judging round of our home brewing contest and announced the winners in the tap room.
We had around 40 entries, and we want to thank everyone who participated. We got to taste some really good beers, and had a great time doing it. We narrowed the field to a final five, which was judged by six of our regulars, who we want to thank as well.
And the winners are:
- First place: Chris Moise and Jim Cenatiempo for their porter. The prize is that we will brew their beer with them and have it on tap at the brewery. Watch for a release announcement in the next couple of months.
- Second place: Shaun Donnelly for his oatmeal stout ($50 gift certificate to FCA).
- Third place: Frank Barretta for his double IPA ($25 gift certificate to FCA).
Congratulations to all our winners!
Prizes and score sheets for anyone who wasn’t present on Saturday are available for pick up any time that we’re open, which is 5-9 pm Thursday and Friday, 1-9 pm Saturday, and 1-6 pm Sunday.
Check out the sweet new tuneage we have for tonight’s vinyl share, fresh from The Archive used record shop in Bridgeport. It’s a rebuild of the old high school record collection. Come down and we’ll spin them for you. If you have anything to share, please bring it!
You ever think you’ve come up with a hilarious fake story and then find out there’s a similar true story that’s even funnier?
This happened during research for last week’s music trivia night. Mike thought he came up with a funny and believable statement for our new true or false round: Johnny Cash wrote “Ring of Fire” about a particularly painful bowel movement after eating some Texas chili. (Nobody fell for it, by the way.)
Not only was the statement as a whole false, but Johnny didn’t even write the song. Songwriting credit belonged to his wife June Carter Cash and a guy named Merle. Well, it turned out Merle had a plan in 2004 to cash in on the song one more time by licensing it for use in a hemorrhoid cream commercial. But the heirs of June Carter Cash doused the flames of that idea.
Here’s what’s going on at 724 Honeyspot Road in Stratford this week:
Thursday: We’ll have music trivia starting at 7:30 pm. If you’ve come in the past and thought it was too hard, well, some of it is still hard, but we’ve been adding some equalizer rounds. Here’s an example from last week:
Replace “beer” with the correct word in the song title
- The Go-Go’s: ‘We Got the Beer’
- Stephen Stills: ‘Love the Beer You’re With’
- Queen: ‘We Will Beer You’
- Beatles: ‘I Want to Hold Your Beer’
- Notorious B.I.G.: ‘Mo Money, Mo Beer’
- Van Morrison: ‘Beer Eyed Girl’
- Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond: ‘You Don’t Bring Me Beer’
- Thompson Twins: ‘Beer Me Now’
- Pixies: ‘Here Comes Your Beer’
- Ice Cube: ‘It Was a Good Beer’
Friday: Vinyl share is back from 5 pm to 9 pm. Last week, we played quite a variety, including:
- Billy Joel, The Stranger
- The Beatles, White Album
- Big Audio Dynamite, This is Big Audio Dynamite
- Cream, Live Cream Volume II
- Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run
- The Kinks, One For the Road
- Modern English, Ricochet Days
- Grateful Dead, Skeletons From the Closet
- Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Punch the Clock
- The Byrds, Mr. Tambourine Man/Turn! Turn! Turn! (double album reissue)
Saturday: We’ll have live music from Fred & Ethel from 6:30-9 pm.