Beer Changed the Course of Humanity…

beerYes, that’s correct and Greeley Avenue continues to support the culture that changed it all. In fact, the pursuit of beer changed the course of humanity forever in 5000 BC. Neolithic people abandoned their wandering lives for farming, to grow grain for brewing beer. Now that’s some interesting information. And, Portland, Oregon, is known all across the country for the number of brewery’s and beers we produce.

So, come on in to Greeley, order a beer and be a part of the ongoing change of humanity.

Don’t miss Quizzy trivia with Roy Smallwood Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Here’s some winning trivia for you:

  • In eleventh-century England, a bride would distribute ale to her wedding guests in exchange for donations to the newlyweds. This brew, known as Bride Ale, is the origin of the word ‘bridal.
  • After consuming buckets of aul (or ale), the Vikings would head fearlessly into battle, often without armor or even shirts. In fact, “berserk” means “bare shirt” in Norse, and eventually took on the meaning of their wild battles.
  • The Egyptian pyramids were built on beer. Stonecutters, slaves and public officials were paid in a type of beer called ‘kash’ – which is where the word ‘cash’ originated.
  • In Egypt, two containers of beer were the minimum wage for a day’s labor.
  • In English pubs, unruly customers were told to mind their own pints and quarts and settle down – and so began the phrase “mind your P’s and Q’s”. (Another explanation is customers were being warned about the potency of the beer. At ‘freehouses’ where people could make and sell their own beer, there was less control on the alcohol content.)
  • Before thermometers were invented, brewers would dip a thumb into the mix to find the right temperature for adding yeast. Too cold and the yeast wouldn’t grow; too hot and the yeast would die. This ancient practice is where we get the phrase ‘rule of thumb’.

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

Catch the Sports at Greeley Avenue

We are nearing the end of July and new sports are approaching in August. Okay, well NFL pre-season anyway. Since I’m a huge football fan, I tend to count down the days! But, it’s not only pro football the Ducks and Beavers kick off at the end of August as well. In the meantime Greeley has your baseball and soccer schedules for you.

Portland TimbersPortland Timbers Soccer

Sat 8/2 vs. LA Galaxy @ 11:30 AM

Portland Thorns Soccer

Sun 8/3 vs. Houston @ 7 PM

 

NFL Preseason Special

Hall of Fame Game

Sun 8/3: Buffalo Bills vs. New York Giants @ 5 PM

Seattle Mariners Baseball

Tues 7/29 – Thurs 7/31 vs. Cleveland

Fri 8/1 – Sun 8/3 vs. Baltimore

MLBMLB Baseball

Watch Your Favorite Team Right Here on Extra Innings!

 

Day League/Sport Event Time Channel
Mon 7/28 MLB San Diego vs. Atlanta 9:00 AM MLBN
Mon 7/28 MLB Toronto vs. Boston 4:00 PM ESPN
Mon 7/28 MLS Seattle vs. LA Galaxy 7:00 PM ESPN2
Tues 7/29 MLB Seattle vs. Cleveland 4:00 PM ROOT
Tues 7/29 WNBA Chicago vs. San Antonio 5:00 PM ESPN2
Tues 7/29 MLB NY Yankees vs. Texas 5:00 PM FS1
Tues 7/29 WNBA Los Angeles vs. Phoenix 7:00 PM ESPN2
Tues 7/29 MLB Regional Game 7:00 PM MLBN
Wed 7/30 MLB Regional Game 9:30 AM MLBN
Wed 7/30 MLB Pittsburgh vs. San Francisco 12:45 PM MLBN
Wed 7/30 MLB LA Angels vs. Baltimore 4:00 PM ESPN
Wed 7/30 MLB Seattle vs. Cleveland 4:00 PM ROOT
Wed 7/30 MLS Real Salt Lake vs. NY Red Bulls 6:00 PM ESPN2
Thurs 7/31 MLB Seattle vs. Cleveland 4:00 PM ROOT
Thurs 7/31 MLB Regional Game 4:00 PM MLBN
Thurs 7/31 Soccer Bayern Munich vs. Chivas USA 5:00 PM ESPN
Fri 8/1 MLB Seattle vs. Baltimore 4:00 PM ROOT
Fri 8/1 MLB NY Yankees vs. Boston 4:00 PM MLBN
Fri 8/1 MLS Kansas City vs. Philadelphia 5:00 PM NBCSN
Fri 8/1 Basketball US National Team Showcase 6:00 PM ESPN
Fri 8/1 Fri Night Fights Williams, Jr. vs. Campillo 6:00 PM ESPN2
Fri 8/1 CFL British Columbia vs. Calgary 7:00 PM ESPNEWS
Sat 8/2 MLS Portland vs. LA Galaxy 11:30 AM NBC
Sat 8/2 MLB NY Yankees vs. Boston 1:00 PM FS1
Sat 8/2 NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying 1:30 PM ESPN
Sat 8/2 MLB Seattle vs. Baltimore 4:00 PM ROOT
Sat 8/2 NASCAR US Cellular 250 at Iowa 5:00 PM ESPN
Sat 8/2 NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts NW Nat’ls Qualifying 7:00 PM ESPN2
Sat 8/2 MLS San Jose vs. Seattle 7:30 PM NBCSN
Sun 8/3 NASCAR GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono 10:00 AM ESPN
Sun 8/3 MLB Seattle vs. Baltimore 10:30 AM ROOT
Sun 8/3 MLB LA Angels vs. Tampa Bay 10:30 AM TBS
Sun 8/3 NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts NW Nationals 4:00 PM ESPN2
Sun 8/3 NFL Preseason Buffalo vs. NY Giants 5:00 PM NBC
Sun 8/3 MLB NY Yankees vs. Boston 5:00 PM ESPN
Sun 8/3 Women’s Soccer Portland vs. Houston 7:00 PM ESPN2
Mon 8/4 MLB Detroit vs. NY Yankees 4:00 PM ESPN

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

Movie Night, Sports and Beer, Life is Good at Greeley

I know everyone is thrilled to see this month’s Greeley Grindhouse movie showing on Thursday, at 7:20 p.m. Who can miss the excitement and intrigue of the “Planet of Dinosaurs“? Mac Bell will host the evening fun with smack TV. We anticipate a full house so grab your seat early!

And here’s what Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill has for you this week:

Portland Timbers Soccer

soccer shieldSun 7/27 vs. Montreal @ 5 PM

ESPN Summer Soccer Series

Wed 7/23: Toronto vs. Tottenham @ 4 PM                               Kansas City vs. Manchester City @ 6 PM

Sat 7/26: New York vs. Arsenal @ 2 PM
Chicago vs. Tottenham @ 5 PM

downloadPortland Thunder Football

Sat 7/26 vs. Spokane @ 7 PM

2014 Senior British Open Championship

Thursday July 24th – Sunday July 27th

 

Day League/Sport Event Time Channel
Mon 7/21 MLB Texas vs. NY Yankees 4:15 PM ESPN
Mon 7/21 Arena Football Tampa Bay vs. Spokane 5:30 PM ESPN2
Mon 7/21 MLB Seattle vs. NY Mets 7:00 PM ROOT
Tues 7/22 MLB Regional Game 4:00 PM MLBN
Tues 7/22 WNBA Indiana vs. Chicago 5:00 PM ESPN2
Tues 7/22 MLB Seattle vs. NY Mets 7:00 PM ROOT
Tues 7/22 WNBA Phoenix vs. Seattle 7:00 PM ESPN2
Wed 7/23 MLB Seattle vs. NY Mets 12:30 PM ROOT
Wed 7/23 MLB San Francisco vs. Philadelphia 4:00 PM ESPN
Wed 7/23 Soccer Toronto FC vs. Tottenham Hotspur 4:00 PM ESPN2
Wed 7/23 Soccer Kansas City vs. Manchester City 6:00 PM ESPN2
Wed 7/23 MLS San Jose vs. Chicago 7:30 PM NBCSN
Thurs 7/24 Golf 2014 Senior British Open: Round 1 9:00 AM ESPN2
Thurs 7/24 MLB Regional Game 10:00 AM MLBN
Thurs 7/24 MLB Miami vs. Atlanta 4:00 PM MLBN
Thurs 7/24 CFL Calgary vs. Edmonton 6:00 PM ESPN2
Thurs 7/24 MLB Seattle vs. Baltimore 7:00 PM ROOT/MLBN
Fri 7/25 Golf 2014 Senior British Open: Round 2 9:00 AM ESPN2
Fri 7/25 MLB Regional Game 4:00 PM MLBN
Fri 7/25 Fri Night Fights Garcia vs. Prescott 6:00 PM ESPN2
Fri 7/25 MLB Seattle vs. Baltimore 7:00 PM ROOT
Sat 7/26 Golf 2014 Senior British Open: Round 3 9:00 AM ESPN2
Sat 7/26 MLB Toronto vs. NY Yankees 10:00 AM MLBN
Sat 7/26 NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying 11:00 AM ESPN
Sat 7/26 MLB Seattle vs. Baltimore 1:00 PM ROOT
Sat 7/26 MLB Washington vs. Cincinnati 1:00 PM FS1
Sat 7/26 NASCAR Lilly Diabetes 250 1:30 PM ESPN
Sat 7/26 Soccer New York Red Bulls vs. Arsenal 2:00 PM ESPN2
Sat 7/26 MLB Cleveland vs. Kansas City 4:00 PM FS1
Sat 7/26 NHRA Sonoma Nationals Qualifying 4:00 PM ESPN
Sat 7/26 Arena Football Arizona vs. Orlando 4:00 PM CBSSN
Sat 7/26 Soccer Chicago vs. Tottenham Hotspur 5:00 PM ESPN2
Sat 7/26 Arena Football Portland vs. Spokane 7:00 PM CSN
Sat 7/26 CFL Toronto vs. Saskatchewan 7:00 PM ESPN2
Sun 7/27 Golf 2014 Senior British Open: Final Round 9:00 AM ESPN2
Sun 7/27 MLB Toronto vs. NY Yankees 10:00 AM TBS
Sun 7/27 NASCAR The Brickyard 400 10:00 AM ESPN
Sun 7/27 MLB Seattle vs. Baltimore 1:00 PM ROOT
Sun 7/27 MLS Portland vs. Montreal 5:00 PM ROOT
Sun 7/27 MLB LA Dodgers vs. San Francisco 5:00 PM ESPN
Sun 7/27 NHRA Sonoma Nationals 6:00 PM ESPN2
Mon 7/28 MLB San Diego vs. Atlanta 9:00 AM MLBN
Mon 7/28 MLB Toronto vs. Boston 4:00 PM ESPN
Mon 7/28 MLS Seattle vs. LA Galaxy 7:00 PM ESPN2

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

Greeley Grindhouse Presents…

Planet of DinosaursWoohooo! It’s Greeley Grindhouse time at Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill this Thursday, July 24th, at 7:20 p.m. Join us for “Planet of Dinosaurs” made in 1977.

After mechanical issues on the spaceship Odyssey, Captain Lee Norsythe (Louie Lawless) is forced to crash land on a planet with atmosphere and conditions very similar to Earth. As the ship sinks into the lake, communications officer Cindy (Mary Appleseth) realizes that she forgot the radio in the ship and attempts to retrieve it, with the assistance of fellow crew-member Chuck (Chuck Pennington). During the search, Cindy is attacked and killed by an unidentified creature. Chuck decides continuing the search for the radio isn’t the best idea and leaves it behind.

Realizing that they are stranded, the remaining eight people decide to explore the planet. After exploring for a while they run into a Brontosaurus, and it dawns on them that the planet is following a similar evolutionary track as Earth, but is millions of years behind.

Their luck doesn’t improve as Charlotte (Charlotte Speer) realizes that the plant life, especially the berries, are poisonous, and Lee witnesses a fight between a Stegosaurus and a large Tyrannosaurus.  Lee decides that the best option is to climb the mountains and reach higher ground where he thinks the creatures will be unable to reach them.

During the climb, Nyla (Pamela Bottaro) slips and loses the entire supply of food rations. In a cave higher up the mountain, Vice-President of Spaceways Incorporated Harvey Baylor (Harvey Shain) discovers a nest full of eggs. After stealing an egg, Harvey is attacked and killed by a Centrosaurus. Soon after, much to ship engineer Jim’s (James Whitworth) dismay, Lee decides to halt the expedition and settle at what he considers an area where they can defend themselves and the idea of never being rescued is now beginning to settle in. After several more encounters, including a giant spider, Struthiomimus and an Allosaurus, the large Tyrannosaurus arrives and kills Derna, demolishing the stockade in the process.

So what happens next with this crew who is dwindling away? Will they be rescued or are they forever left to fend themselves against dangerous dinosaurs? Will they stick together as a team or turn on each other as well?

Find out this Thursday night, July 24th, at 7:20 p.m.

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

Did You Know?

It’ Wednesday, which means it’s Hump day and we are that much closer to the weekend. BUT, it also means that Roy Smallwood is hosting Quizzy Trivia tonight! The fun beings at 6:30 p.m so team up and kick some butt with your awesome trivia knowledge.

For those of you that need a bit of assistance in the trivia department, here’s some great beer and alcohol trivia for you.

Bourbon-Barrels

  • The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock because of beer. They had planned to sail further south to a warm climate, but had run out of beer on the journey
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) was elected in 1932 because of his promise to end Prohibition.
  • In Japan, beer is sold in vending machines, by street vendors and in the train stations.
  • Bourbon is the official alcohol of the United States, by an act of Congress.  Many people have attempted to have that overturned in favor of beer instead throughout the years.
  • American beer is predominately made from rice. That is why it tastes so light compared to foreign beers. This is an American invention to increase profits as they hoped a lighter beer would also draw women to purchase.
  • If you collect beer bottles you are a labeorphilist.
  • The ‘33’ on a bottle of Rolling Rock was originally a printer’s error.  It refers to the 33 words in the original slogan.  It has generated enough mystery over the years that the company left it in the label.
  • The oldest known code of laws is the Code of Hammurabi from ancient Babylonia, about 1750 B.C. It regulated the practices of drinking houses, and called for the death penalty for proprietors found guilty of watering down their beer.
  • In Babylon over 4000 years ago, it was customary for the bride’s father to supply his new son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. As mead is a honey beer and their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the ‘honey month’ – or what we know today as the ‘honeymoon’. In fact, Babylonians believed if the groom drank mead for an entire month, it enhanced the chances of his wife bearing a male heir.

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

Summer is Here and Greeley Has the AC!

We have officially moved into summer and we are having some hot days! In fact, Tuesday, July 1st, was the hottest day we have had in Portland in the last two years. I’ve said it before and I”ll say it again. There’s nothing better than kicking back with a cold cold beer and relaxing. Lucky for you Greeley has it all, cold beer, TV’s, air conditioning and food. Life is good at Greeley.

Sports This Week At Greeley Avenue:

mlb all star2014 MLB All-Star Week

Mon 7/14: Home Run Derby @ 5 PM

Tues 7/15: All-Star Game @ 5 PM

Portland Timbers Soccer

Fri 7/18 vs. Colorado @ 8 PM


Portland ThornsPortland Thorns Soccer

Sun 7/20 vs. Boston @ 2 PM

2014 British Open Championship

Thursday July 17th – Sunday July 20th

 

Seattle Mariners Baseball

Fri 7/18 – Sun 7/20 vs. LA Angels

Day League/Sport Event Time Channel
Mon 7/14 MLB 2014 Home Run Derby 5:00 PM ESPN
Mon 7/14 Arena Football New Orleans vs. Jacksonville 5:00 PM ESPN2
Tues 7/15 MLB 2014 All-Star Game 5:00 PM FOX
Tues 7/15 Poker WSOP: Nat’l Championship Part 1 5:00 PM ESPN
Tues 7/15 WNBA Los Angeles vs. Indiana 5:00 PM ESPN2
Tues 7/15 Poker WSOP: Nat’l Championship Part 2 6:00 PM ESPN
Tues 7/15 WNBA Washington vs. Phoenix 7:00 PM ESPN2
Wed 7/16 MLS Philadelphia vs. NY Red Bulls 4:00 PM ESPN2
Wed 7/16 ESPY’s 2014 ESPY Awards Show 6:00 PM ESPN
Thurs 7/17 Golf 2014 British Open: Round 1 9:00 AM ESPN
Thurs 7/17 CFL Edmonton vs. Winnipeg 5:30 PM ESPN2
Fri 7/18 Golf 2014 British Open: Round 2 9:00 AM ESPN
Fri 7/18 MLB Regional Game 5:00 PM MLBN
Fri 7/18 Fri Night Fights Mayfield vs. Taylor 5:00 PM ESPN2
Fri 7/18 MLB Seattle vs. LA Angels 7:00 PM ROOT
Fri 7/18 CFL Hamilton vs. Calgary 7:00 PM ESPN2
Fri 7/18 MLS Portland vs. Colorado 8:00 PM NBCSN
Sat 7/19 Golf 2014 British Open: Round 3 9:00 AM ESPN
Sat 7/19 MLB Regional Game 10:00 AM MLBN
Sat 7/19 WNBA 2014 All-Star Game 12:30 PM ESPN
Sat 7/19 Soccer Seattle vs. Tottenham 1:00 PM ESPN2
Sat 7/19 MLB LA Dodgers vs. St. Louis 1:00 PM FS1
Sat 7/19 MLS Sporting Kansas City vs. LA Galaxy 3:00 PM ESPN2
Sat 7/19 MLB Cleveland vs. Detroit 4:00 PM FS1
Sat 7/19 NASCAR EnjoyIllinois.com 300 at Chicago 5:30 PM ESPN2
Sat 7/19 MLB Seattle vs. LA Angels 6:00 PM ROOT/MLBN
Sat 7/19 Arena Football San Antonio vs. Los Angeles 7:00 PM CBSSN
Sat 7/19 NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nat’ls Qualifying 8:00 PM ESPN2
Sun 7/20 Golf 2014 British Open: Final Round 9:00 AM ESPN
Sun 7/20 MLB Kansas City vs. Boston 10:30 AM TBS
Sun 7/20 NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nationals 11:30 AM ESPN
Sun 7/20 MLB Seattle vs. LA Angels 12:30 PM ROOT
Sun 7/20 Women’s Soccer Portland vs. Boston 2:00 PM ESPN2
Sun 7/20 MLB LA Dodgers vs. St. Louis 5:00 PM ESPN
Mon 7/21 Arena Football Tampa Bay vs. Spokane 5:30 PM ESPN2
Mon 7/21 MLB Seattle vs. NY Mets 7:00 PM ROOT

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

What’s Rotating at Greeley?

tapOne of the many great qualities Greeley has is the ever rotating beer selection. And as most of you already know (but we do have a lot of new subscribers) when the last drop is drained….it’s gone. That means if the following are your faves, you need to hurry on in! And, if you like and follow Greeley on Facebook and Twitter you’ll be the first to know what’s on tap and the shelf!

Here’s what’s on rotating tap:

  • Bridgeport Trilogy Dry Hopped Pale Ale
  • Beer Valley Owyhee Amber Ale
  • Hub-Rise Up Red
  • Breakside Brewing Pilsner

You’ll enjoy the Bridgeport Trilogy Dry Hopped Pale Ale. It uses a big charge of Crystal Hops at the end of fermentation for a pleasant dry-hop aroma and flavor. The presence of Rye malt gives this beer a slightly spicy malt character and the Munich malts add a soft yet definite mouthfeel. It offers an ABV of 5.1% and IBUs of 40.

Hub-Rise Up Red is a full-bodied Northwest Red Ale. It’s referred to as mahogany smooth and hopped to the rafters with locally grown Cascade and Centennial hops. It offers and ABV of 5.8% and IBU of 60.

Come join us every Sunday and Tuesday evening for Texas Hold ‘em. It starts at 7 p.m. both nights. On Wednesday evening at 6:30 Roy Smallwood hosts Quizzy trivia so get your game on.

Here’s a few fun beer facts for you.

  • The word beer comes from the Latin word ‘bibere’ meaning ‘to drink’.
  • The invention of bread and beer has been argued to be responsible for humanity’s ability to develop technology and build civilization.
  • The earliest known chemical evidence of beer dates to circa 3500–3100 BC from the site of Godin Tepe in the Zagros Mountains of western Iran.
  • Monks brewing beer in the Middle Ages were allowed to drink five quarts of beer a day. In ancient times, monks who fasted or abstained from solid food subsisted on beer.
  • The oldest known written recipe is for beer.