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.

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  • 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!

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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.

Greeley Has the Sports For You

Summer is officially here! The schools are out, vacations planned and everyone is getting together with family and friends. But, that’s not the only thing happening. Greeley’s got your world cup soccer, baseball, tennis and more. Grab your cold beer and a burger and join us for the games.

Sports This Week At Greeley Avenue:

world cup2014 FIFA World Cup

Mon 6/23: Cameroon vs. Brazil @ 12:30 PM

Thurs 6/26: USA vs. Germany @ 8:30 AM

Round of 16 Begins Saturday June 28th!!

 

Timbers ArmyPortland Timbers Soccer

Fri 6/27 vs. Sporting Kansas City @ 8 PM

Portland Thunder Football

Thurs 6/26 vs. New Orleans @ 7 PM

 

2014 NBA Draft

Thurs 6/26 @ 4:30 PM

2014 NHL Draft

Fri 6/27 & Sat 6/28

Day League/Sport Event Time Channel
Mon 6/23 Soccer World Cup: Netherlands vs. Chile 8:30 AM ESPN
Mon 6/23 Soccer World Cup: Australia vs. Spain 8:30 AM ESPN2
Mon 6/23 Tennis Wimbledon 2014 11:00 AM ESPN2
Mon 6/23 Soccer World Cup: Croatia vs. Mexico 12:30 PM ESPN
Mon 6/23 Soccer World Cup: Cameroon vs. Brazil 12:30 PM ESPN2
Mon 6/23 NCAA Baseball W. Series: Vanderbilt vs. Virginia: Gm 1 5:00 PM ESPN
Mon 6/23 MLB Washington vs. Milwaukee 5:00 PM ESPN2
Mon 6/23 MLB Seattle vs. Boston 7:00 PM ROOT
Tues 6/24 Soccer World Cup: Italy vs. Uruguay 8:30 AM ESPN
Tues 6/24 Soccer World Cup: Costa Rica vs. England 8:30 AM ESPN2
Tues 6/24 Tennis Wimbledon 2014 11:00 AM ESPN2
Tues 6/24 Soccer World Cup: Japan vs. Colombia 12:30 PM ESPN
Tues 6/24 Soccer World Cup: Greece vs. Ivory Coast 12:30 PM ESPN2
Tues 6/24 NCAA Baseball W. Series: Vanderbilt vs. Virginia: Gm 2 5:00 PM ESPN
Tues 6/24 MLB Regional Game 5:00 PM MLBN
Tues 6/24 MLB Seattle vs. Boston 7:00 PM ROOT
Wed 6/25 Soccer World Cup: Nigeria vs. Australia 8:30 AM ESPN
Wed 6/25 Soccer World Cup: Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran 8:30 AM ESPN2
Wed 6/25 Tennis Wimbledon 2014 11:00 AM ESPN2
Wed 6/25 Soccer World Cup: Ecuador vs. France 12:30 PM ESPN
Wed 6/25 Soccer World Cup: Honduras vs. Switzerland 12:30 PM ESPN2
Wed 6/25 NCAA Baseball W. Series: Vanderbilt vs. Virginia: Gm 3* 5:00 PM ESPN
Wed 6/25 MLB Detroit vs. Texas 5:00 PM ESPN2
Wed 6/25 MLB Seattle vs. Boston 7:00 PM ROOT
Thurs 6/26 Soccer World Cup: USA vs. Germany 8:30 AM ESPN
Thurs 6/26 Soccer World Cup: Portugal vs. Ghana 8:30 AM ESPN2
Thurs 6/26 Tennis Wimbledon 2014 11:00 AM ESPN2
Thurs 6/26 MLB Atlanta vs. Houston 11:00 AM MLBN
Thurs 6/26 Soccer World Cup: South Korea vs. Belgium 12:30 PM ESPN
Thurs 6/26 Soccer World Cup: Algeria vs. Russia 12:30 PM ESPN2
Thurs 6/26 NBA 2014 Draft 4:30 PM ESPN
Thurs 6/26 Arena Football Portland vs. New Orleans 7:00 PM CSN
Thurs 6/26 MLB Regional Game 7:00 PM MLBN
Fri 6/27 MLB Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore 10:00 AM MLBN
Fri 6/27 MLB Regional Game 4:00 PM MLBN
Fri 6/27 NHL 2014 Draft: Round 1 4:00 PM NBCSN
Fri 6/27 NASCAR Nationwide Series at Kentucky 4:30 PM ESPN
Fri 6/27 Fri Night Fight Redkach vs. Gulyakevich 6:00 PM ESPN2
Fri 6/27 MLB Seattle vs. Cleveland 7:00 PM ROOT
Fri 6/27 MLS Portland vs. Kansas City 8:00 PM KPTV
Sat 6/28 NHL 2014 Draft: Rounds 2-7 7:00 AM NHLN
Sat 6/28 Soccer World Cup: Round of 16 TBD 8:30 AM ABC
Sat 6/28 Tennis Wimbledon 2014 9:00 AM ESPN
Sat 6/28 MLB Chicago White Sox vs. Toronto 10:00 AM MLBN
Sat 6/28 CFL Montreal vs. Calgary 12 Noon ESPN2
Sat 6/28 Soccer World Cup: Round of 16 TBD 12:30 PM ABC
Sat 6/28 MLB Minnesota vs. Texas 1:00 PM FS1
Sat 6/28 Arena Football Pittsburgh vs. Jacksonville 4:00 PM CBSSN
Sat 6/28 MLB Regional Game 4:15 PM FOX
Sat 6/28 NASCAR Quaker State 400 4:30 PM TNT
Sat 6/28 NHRA Route 66 Nationals Qualifying 5:00 PM ESPN2
Sat 6/28 MLB Regional Game 7:00 PM MLBN
Sat 6/28 Arena Football Spokane vs. Los Angeles 7:00 PM ESPN2
Sat 6/28 MLB Seattle vs. Cleveland 7:00 PM ROOT
Sat 6/28 MLS San Jose vs. LA Galaxy 7:30 PM NBCSN
Sun 6/29 Soccer World Cup: Round of 16 TBD 8:30 AM ESPN
Sun 6/29 Tennis Wimbledon 2014 12 Noon ABC
Sun 6/29 NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 Nationals 12 Noon ESPN2
Sun 6/29 Soccer World Cup: Round of 16 TBD 12:30 PM ESPN
Sun 6/29 MLB Seattle vs. Cleveland 1:00 PM ROOT
Sun 6/29 MLB Regional Game 1:00 PM MLBN
Sun 6/29 MLB Boston vs. NY Yankees 5:00 PM ESPN
Mon 6/30 Soccer World Cup: Round of 16 TBD 8:30 AM ESPN
Mon 6/30 Tennis Wimbledon 2014 9:00 AM ESPN2
Mon 6/30 Tennis Wimbledon 2014 9:00 AM ESPNEWS
Mon 6/30 Soccer World Cup: Round of 16 TBD 12:30 PM ESPN
Mon 6/30 MLB TBD 4:00 PM ESPN
Mon 6/30 MLB Seattle vs. Houston 5:00 PM ROOT

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

Follow, Tweet and Like Greeley Avenue!

IGreeleyt’s another great week of sports and fun at Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill!

Has everyone visited Facebook and Twitter to follow and like Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill? If not sign up today and get updates about new rotating taps, but it gets better than just the update. The day the keg is tapped you get a pint for a BUCK! Who says you can’t buy anything for a dollar anymore? Hang on though, there’s more! You also get free samples of new menu items and private menu posts! You will also receive posts concerning new liquors and drinks and you get a free taste of every new liquor!! Just be sure to mention you’ve followed, seen the post or tweet and Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill will once again give you excellent service!

No post would be complete with out your fun trivia facts so here you are! I’ts all about the wine today.

How much wine is in a bottle? Generally a bottle of wine measures the liquid in milliliters, with 750 ml being the standard amount in most bottles (or about 25 fluid ounces).

How many grapes does it take to make your average bottle of wine? It takes about 2 ½ pounds of grapes to make a bottle of wine.

How many bottles of wine are in a case? 12

How many gallons of wine are produced from one acre of grapevines? About 800

Where does the vanilla flavor in wine come from?If newer oak barrels were used in the winemaking process, the wines will often have a hint of vanilla in both the aroma and flavor.

How many varieties of wine grapes exist in the world today? Over 10,000!

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

Ahhh, Tis the Season For A Cold Beer

Summer is beautiful her in Portland, Oregon and with all the awesome things to do outside there’s always time for a good cold beer on a hot day. And Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill offers you just that…and more…always more at Greeley! And, if you truly want the VIP scoops then stay tuned for tomorrow’s post. It will be worth your time.

Sports This Week At Greeley Ave:

miami heatNBA Finals

Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs

Thurs 6/5: Game 1 @ 6 PM

Sun 6/8: Game 2 @ 5 PM

Stanley Cup Finals

nhl_nyrangersNew York Rangers vs. Los Angeles Kings

Wed 6/4: Game 1 @ 5 PM

Sat 6/7: Game 2 @ 4 PM

Mon 6/9: Game 3 @ 5 PM

Portland Timbers Soccer

Sat 6/7 vs. Real Salt Lake @ 7 PM

US Men’s Soccer

Sat 6/7 vs. Nigeria @ 2:30 PM

Day League/Sport Event Time Channel
Mon 6/2 MLB Seattle vs. NY Yankees 4:00 PM ROOT
Mon 6/2 MLB Kansas City vs. St. Louis 5:00 PM ESPN
Tues 6/3 Tennis 2014 French Open 10:00 AM ESPN2
Tues 6/3 WNBA Los Angeles vs. Atlanta 4:00 PM ESPN2
Tues 6/3 MLB Seattle vs. Atlanta 4:00 PM ROOT
Tues 6/3 MLB Regional Game 4:00 PM MLBN
Tues 6/3 Soccer Mexico vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina 6:30 PM ESPN2
Wed 6/4 MLB Seattle vs. Atlanta 9:00 AM ROOT/MLBN
Wed 6/4 MLB Oakland vs. NY Yankees 4:00 PM ESPN
Wed 6/4 Stanley Cup Final NY Rangers vs. Los Angeles: Game 1 5:00 PM NBC
Thurs 6/5 Tennis 2014 French Open 9:00 AM ESPN2
Thurs 6/5 MLB Regional Game 10:00 AM MLBN
Thurs 6/5 NBA Finals Miami vs. San Antonio: Game 1 6:00 PM ABC
Thurs 6/5 X Games X Games Austin 6:00 PM ESPN
Fri 6/6 MLB Regional Game 4:00 PM MLBN
Fri 6/6 MLB Seattle vs. Tampa Bay 4:00 PM ROOT
Fri 6/6 X Games X Games Austin 5:00 PM ESPN
Fri 6/6 Soccer Mexico vs. Portugal 5:30 PM ESPN2
Fri 6/6 NASCAR Winstar Resort and Casino 400 6:00 PM FS1
Fri 6/6 Arena Football Portland vs. Arizona 7:00 PM CSN
Fri 6/6 Fri Night Fights Jhonson vs. Gonzalez 7:30 PM ESPN2
Sat 6/7 X Games X Games Austin 9:00 AM ESPN
Sat 6/7 MLB St. Louis vs. Toronto 10:00 AM MLBN
Sat 6/7 X Games X Games Austin 11:00 AM ABC
Sat 6/7 Arena Football Spokane vs. Jacksonville 12 Noon ESPNEWS
Sat 6/7 MLB Seattle vs. Tampa Bay 1:00 PM ROOT
Sat 6/7 MLB Cleveland vs. Texas 1:00 PM FS1
Sat 6/7 Horse Racing 2014 Belmont Stakes 2:00 PM NBC
Sat 6/7 Soccer USA vs. Nigeria 2:30 PM ESPN
Sat 6/7 Stanley Cup Final NY Rangers vs. Los Angeles: Game 2 4:00 PM NBC
Sat 6/7 MLB Regional Game 4:15 PM FOX
Sat 6/7 X Games X Games Austin 5:00 PM ESPN
Sat 6/7 Arena Football Iowa vs. Cleveland 5:00 PM CBSSN
Sat 6/7 MLB Regional Game 7:00 PM MLBN
Sat 6/7 MLS Portland vs. Real Salt Lake 7:00 PM ROOT
Sun 6/8 X Games X Games Austin 9:00 AM ESPN
Sun 6/8 NASCAR Pocono 400 10:00 AM TNT
Sun 6/8 MLB Seattle vs. Tampa Bay 10:30 AM ROOT
Sun 6/8 X Games X Games Austin 11:00 AM ABC
Sun 6/8 NBA Finals Miami vs. San Antonio: Game 2 5:00 PM ABC
Sun 6/8 MLB Boston vs. Detroit 5:00 PM ESPN
Mon 6/9 MLB Seattle vs. Tampa Bay 10:00 AM ROOT
Mon 6/9 MLB LA Dodgers vs. Cincinnati 4:00 PM ESPN
Mon 6/9 Stanley Cup Final Los Angeles vs. NY Rangers: Game 3 5:00 PM NBCSN

Lazy Summer Days and Sports

We’ve had some wonderful sunny and warm days and nothing goes better with them than a cold beer or cocktail. And, we actually have a few hot days this week so come on in to Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill, cool down, have a cold drink and watch some TV.

Sports This Week At Greeley Ave:

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Wed 5/14: Game 5 at San Antonio @ 6:30 PM

Fri 5/16: Game 6 vs. San Antonio (if necessary, TBD)

Mon 5/19: Game 7 at San Antonio (if necessary, TBD)

 

Portland Timbers Soccer

Sat 5/17 vs. Columbus @ 7:30 PM

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Portland Thunder Football       

Sat 5/17 vs. San Jose @ 7 PM

NHL Playoffs

Second Round Down to the Wire!!

 

MLB Baseball  

Check out all the action right here on Extra Innings!

         

Day League/Sport Event Time Channel
Tues 5/13 NHL Playoffs NY Rangers vs. Pittsburgh: Game 7 4:00 PM NBCSN
Tues 5/13 NBA Playoffs Washington vs. Indiana: Game 5 4:00 PM TNT
Tues 5/13 MLB Regional Game 4:00 PM MLBN
Tues 5/13 NHL Playoffs Chicago vs. Minnesota: Game 6 6:00 PM CNBC
Tues 5/13 NBA Playoffs LA Clippers vs. Oklahoma City: Game 5 6:30 PM TNT
Tues 5/13 MLB Seattle vs. Tampa Bay 7:00 PM ROOT
Wed 5/14 MLB Seattle vs. Tampa Bay 12:30 PM ROOT
Wed 5/14 MLB NY Yankees vs. NY Mets 4:00 PM ESPN
Wed 5/14 NHL Playoffs Montreal vs. Boston: Game 7 4:00 PM NBCSN
Wed 5/14 NBA Playoffs Brooklyn vs. Miami: Game 5 4:00 PM TNT
Wed 5/14 NBA Playoffs Portland vs. San Antonio: Game 5 6:30 PM TNT
Wed 5/14 NHL Playoffs Anaheim vs. Los Angeles: Game 6 6:30 PM NBCSN
Thurs 5/15 MLB San Diego vs. Cincinnati 9:30 AM FS1
Thurs 5/15 MLB Regional Game 4:00 PM MLBN
Thurs 5/15 NHL Playoffs Minnesota vs. Chicago: Game 7* 5:00 PM NBCSN
Thurs 5/15 NBA Playoffs Indiana vs. Washington: Game 6* TBD ESPN
Thurs 5/15 NBA Playoffs Oklahoma City vs. LA Clippers: Game 6 TBD ESPN
Fri 5/16 MLB Regional Game 4:00 PM MLBN
Fri 5/16 MLB Seattle vs. Minnesota 5:00 PM ROOT
Fri 5/16 NASCAR North Carolina Education Lottery 200 5:30 PM FS1
Fri 5/16 NHL Playoffs Los Angeles vs. Anaheim: Game 7* 6:00 PM NBCSN
Fri 5/16 Fri Night Fights Rodriguez vs. Alcine 6:00 PM ESPN2
Fri 5/16 NBA Playoffs Miami vs. Brooklyn: Game 6* TBD ESPN
Fri 5/16 NBA Playoffs Portland vs. San Antonio: Game 6* TBD ESPN
Sat 5/17 MLB Pittsburgh vs. NY Yankees 1:00 PM FS1
Sat 5/17 Indy Car Indianapolis 500 Qualifying (Day 1) 1:00 PM ABC
Sat 5/17 NHRA Southern Nationals Qualifying 3:00 PM ESPN2
Sat 5/17 Arena Football Los Angeles vs. Pittsburgh 3:00 PM CBSSN
Sat 5/17 MLB Regional Game 4:00 PM MLBN
Sat 5/17 MLB Seattle vs. Minnesota 4:00 PM ROOT
Sat 5/17 WNBA Chicago vs. New York 5:00 PM ESPN2
Sat 5/17 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race 6:00 PM FS1
Sat 5/17 Arena Football Portland vs. San Jose 7:00 PM ESPN2
Sat 5/17 MLS Portland vs. Columbus 7:30 PM ROOT
Sun 5/18 MLB Regional Game 10:00 AM MLBN
Sun 5/18 Indy Car Indianapolis 500 Qualifying (Day 2) 10:00 AM ABC
Sun 5/18 NASCAR Nationwide Series at Iowa 11:00 AM ESPN
Sun 5/18 MLB Seattle vs. Minnesota 1:00 PM ROOT
Sun 5/18 MLB Detroit vs. Boston 5:00 PM ESPN
Sun 5/18 NHRA Southern Nationals Qualifying 6:00 PM ESPN2
Sun 5/18 NBA Playoffs Washington vs. Indiana: Game 7* TBD TBD
Sun 5/18 NBA Playoffs Brooklyn vs. Miami: Game 7* TBD TNT
Sun 5/18 NBA Playoffs LA Clippers vs. Oklahoma City: Game 7* TBD TNT
Mon 5/19 MLB Detroit vs. Cleveland 4:00 PM ESPN
Mon 5/19 NBA Playoffs Portland vs. San Antonio: Game 7* TBD TNT

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

It’s all about Wine Trivia This Week…

wineIt’s another fantastic week with summer and warm sunny days on our heels. Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill offers a great reprieve after a day of hiking, weekend of camping or any other fun in the sun. And, as we approach some hot days you don’t have to go to the grocery store to cool off. Come on in, grab a cold beer, watch a game and cool off.

I hope everyone enjoyed the post about Roy Smallwood, and don’t forget to visit his Facebook page and blog. If you missed it, then be sure to go back and read it.

Here are some interesting facts about wine for you this week:

  • “Vinifera” actually means: grape varietals originating from Europe. The species covers thousands of different varieties including most of the best known like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. Grapes such as Concord, Niagara and Catawba, are classified as “native” grapes.
  • Why would you use an oak barrel in wine making? 
  • Oak does wonders for wine because it has a tendency to pull the tannins, acid, and alcohol into a perfect balance. Oak adds another dimension to the bouquet and flavor; it increases the acidity, lowers the pH, releases tannins and adds to the overall complexity. Hints of caramel, coconut, vanilla, roasted nuts are characteristics that can be found in oaked wine.
  • If newer oak barrels were used in the wine making process, the wines will often have a hint of vanilla in both the aroma and flavor.
  • The corkscrew was designed in the mid 1800’s.
  • There are approximately 85 calories per 4 ounces of wine.
  • California produces more than 17 million gallons of wine each year.
  • There are approximately 60 gallons of wine per barrel.
  • 400 grapevines make up one acre.
  • The Mesopotamians are credited the producing the first wines in 6000 B.C.

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