St. Patrick's Day Giggle and Riot Photobooth Fun

We're pretty obsessed with this video snap, featuring every pic taken in the Giggle and Riot Funbooth on St. Patrick's Day. See someone you know? Make sure they see this!

 

 

deVeres from Giggle and Riot on Vimeo.

Pub Trend: "Trevoring"

de Vere's staff member Trevor posted quite a trend-sparking selfie the other day (screenshot seen below). His co-workers were so inspired by his pose and charisma, that they decided to replicate it! Hence the new pub trend, "Trevoring." Here, explore the art of the "Trevor," and feel free to create your own!

 

"Trevoring" by de Vere's Staff & Patrons by Slidely Slideshow

HP Sauce Celebrates Movember

We've always liked HP Sauce with our fish and chips...and now we like it even more. That's because they've created these commemorative bottle designs in honor of Movember. The best part: different "motivational" phrases, like:

“Moustaches keep your upper lip warm.”

“Men with moustaches look stronger.”

“A great mo makes a great man.”

Scotch Naturals: Nail Polish Inspired by...Scotch!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ladies, file this under "awesome." Scotch Naturals, an all-natural, non-toxic nail polish collection, is all about one of our favorite liquors. The recyclable Italian glass bottles are fashioned after whiskey bottles and all the shade names are actual drinks made with scotch: Kiltlifter, Morning Glory Fizz, Neat, Leprechaun Lynch, Macbeth's Dream, Rocks Top Coat...the list goes on. You can see the whole collection here.

What's your favorite shade?

Zorro was Irish...and Other Irish-Mexican Ties

At first blush, you might not think there are many ties between the Irish and the Mexican cultures. But there are actually quite a few! In honor of O' Drinko de Mayo (more popularly known as Cinco de Mayo), we're revealing some fun facts about how the bonds between Ireland and Mexico.

1) Zorro is actually argued to be Irish. According to at least one historian, a man named William Lamport from Wexford Ireland is believed to be the inspiration for Johnston McCulley's fictional hero "Zorro."  Learn more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Lamport

2) A group of Irish Men started the San Patricios (or the St. Patrick’s) Battalion in the Mexican-American War? This brigade of primarily Irish men was lead by John O’Riley and became known as one of the toughest battalions in that war. They are still honored today in Mexico for their bravery. Many actually stayed behind after the war and settled in parts of Mexico. Learn more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Patrick%27s_Battalion

 

3) Today, there are roughly between 300,000 and 600,000 Irish-descendants living in Mexico City, and the Northern region of the country, where Irish last names such as Bay, Lamport, Byrne, Walsh, Foley, Hayes, and O'Leary are very common.

 

4) Álvaro Obregón (O'Brien) was president of Mexico during 1920-24 and Ciudad Obregón and its airport are named in his honor. Actor Anthony Quinn is another famous Mexican of Irish descent. There are also monuments in Mexico City paying tribute to those Irish who fought for Mexico in the 1800s.

A Pint-Filled Proposal at de Vere's!

We've seen a lot happen at our pub, but this is a first. Last week, we were actually the site for a wedding proposal! We caught up with Josh, the groom to be, to get the back story on his engagement to Carole, his girlfriend of almost three years. Here's how it all went down...

"Carole and my adventure started March 21st, 2009. I was in Sacramento visiting family while I was in the Army stationed at Ft. Lewis, WA. Carole was in town from her graduate program at Portland State University. We (my brothers) wanted to go to this new Irish pub downtown that just opened up. While we were there my oldest brother knew a girl in Carole’s party from a local sports camp here and so both groups joined up into one large party for the rest of the night.

 
"The reason why I wanted to propose at de Vere’s was that it was where we met. I wanted to make it special and I felt that it was just right to do it there. I tried to think of other places too but none of them could compare with the place we met. I really wanted to use the pint glasses for a few reasons. Carole really wanted to have a few of the de Vere’s pint glasses for the whole sentimental aspect of that was where we met and also I felt so nervous about actually getting the words out that it would be a little easier for me to ask her with the help of a inanimate object.
 
"I should also state that I chose the date Feb 18th because her birthday is the 21st. So I was able to set this all up with the ruse that we were celebrating her birthday. My plan was to have the glasses hidden from her until all of my brothers were there and each one would have a glass with the words “Will You Marry Me?” printed on them. On my cue, each brother in the right order would put the glass down in front of her where she could read it. After all were set I would present her with the last glass saying “me?” and be holding her ring waiting for her answer. But in true brotherly fashion things got a little confused. We held a quick birthday toast and then the glasses were supposed to be placed in front of her but my brother with the glass “Will” yelled out “Carole! Will,” which took all of us by surprise. The next brother was so confused that easily 15-20 seconds passed before he showed her “You.” The next brother placed the glass “Marry” in front of her then I rotated mine—“Me?”. I pulled the ring out of my pocket and she stared at me for a few more seconds before yelling “Umm, YES!” While I must admit it really didn’t go as I may have planned, the last minute change worked out fantastically.
 
"Still, this wouldn’t have been possible without the awesome help from Henry, Jamie, Lauren and the rest of the de Vere’s staff."
 

Congratulations and CHEERS to Josh and Carole! We're so honored to have been a part of your special day...and look forward to hosting you for engagement photos!

7 Drink Deals at de Vere's Irish Pub

de Vere’s knows that going out drinking can get repetitive, expensive, or both!  So we've compiled a list of seven drink deals that are unique to de Vere’s to guarantee that you’ll never be bored with your libation selection again. 

1.    $4 Well Drinks: Happy hour at de Vere’s is Monday through Friday, from 3:30 to 6:30.  That’s three whole hours to enjoy any well drink for $4, complimented by some of our delicious happy hour food offerings (we recommend the Wee Ginger—$4 for a refreshing glass of Jameson and ginger ale).

2.    $6 Dew and Brew: We think this drink special is a steal, and you’ll probably agree.  For $6 you’ll get a shot of Tullamore Dew whiskey, and an ice-cold beer to wash it down!

3.    Happy Hour Pricing on Sundays: Yes, that’s right.  All day, every Sunday, we offer $3 draughts and bottles of beer, $4 well drinks, $4 wines, and $12 pitchers. 

4.    No Corkage Fees. Ever: At de Vere’s we are all about our customers enjoying great food with great drinks, which is why we never charge any corkage fees!

5.    Whiskey Flights: We are huge whiskey enthusiasts at de Vere’s, and if you come join us on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 5-8pm, you can enjoy some tasting flights along with us!  The tasting menu is constantly rotating, and always unique, so you’ll always find something new.

6.    $10 Bottomless Bottle Service: Brunch service begins soon, so why not soak up your Irish Fry Up with a bottle of bubbles and a carafe of either orange or cranberry juice? When you’re finished, just ask for more!

7.    Almost Famous Irish Coffee: If your Sunday morning cup of Joe just isn’t cutting it after your late Saturday night, we invite you to indulge in our signature Irish Coffee—Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey, locally roasted de Vere’s blend coffee, and a generous dollop of fresh whipped cream, for $6.

 

Past Pub Quiz Q's

Curious about de Vere's Pub Quiz night, but not sure what it entails exactly? We asked Dr. Andy, our Quizmaster in Davis, to share some sample questions with us to give everyone an idea of what to expect. Study up and come join us every Monday night 7pm-9pm at either location. It's super fun, we promise!

1.   Mottos and Slogans.    “Uncommonly Good” is the commercial slogan for what cookie and cracker company? Keebler
 
2.   Internet Culture – Microblogging Platforms that start with the letter T. Whereas Twitter has a 40% retention rate, the tenth largest online social network has an 85% retention rate. Name it. Tumblr
 
3.   Newspaper Headlines.   When 36-year-old Kandace Seyferth collapsed from a severe asthma attack on November 25th, her 10-year old daughter Madisyn quickly dialed 911 and started mouth-to-mouth resuscitation while her friend, 12-year-old Katelynn Vreeke,performed chest compressions. Madisyn and Katelynn learned CPR from watching what ABC medical drama for the previous six years? Gray’s Anatomy
 
4.   Four for Four.    In a famous illustration, Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat stands on a ball balancing 13 items. Which of the following items, if any, are among those 13? A bat, a boat, a book, a broom. (NYYN)
 
5.   Christmas Classics. In the 1965 television show A Charlie Brown Christmas, which character says “All I want is what I have coming to me. All I want is my fair share”? Sally
 
6.   Art and Art History. If Vincent Van Gogh had lived as long as Salvador Dali, in what year would Van Gogh have died? You have a ten-year margin of error. He was born in 1853, and Salvador Dali lived to be 84, so the correct answer would be 1937 (1927-1947)
 
7.   Pop Culture – Music. The man with the most recently-announced GrammyAward nominations this year is 34 years old and has a middle name of Omari.Name him. Kanye West
 
8.   Sports – Boxing.   The only champion to hold the heavyweight title and go undefeated throughout his career was born in 1923.What was his name? Rocky Marciano
 
9.   Science.   What five-syllable word do we us to describe the set of chemical reactions that happen in the cells of living organisms to sustain life? Metabolism
 
The Short Round
 
10.                 American Inventors.  Dean Kamen’s most famous invention was what? The Segway PT
 
11.                 Korea. North Korea borders the eighth most populous nation to the northeast. Name the nation. Russia
 
12.                 Pop Culture – Television.     What current CBS sitcom features Patrick Warburton and David Spade? Rules of Engagement
 
13.                 Big City Mayors. Jean Quan is the mayor of what northern California city of 390,000? Oakland
 
14.                 Another Music Question. What is the best-selling Outkast song of all time? "Hey Ya!" (2003)
 
End of The Short Round
 
15.                 Anagram.     One of the best-selling living European authors has written six novels and 36 works ofnon-fiction, and his name is an anagram for the common phrase OCTOBER EMU. What is his name? Umberto Eco
 
And now five questions on the same topic. This week’s topic is The Muppets!
 
16.                 What is the first word of the theme song of The Muppet Show? “It’s”
 
17.                 Which Muppet has a Muppet body but exposed human hands? The SwedishChef
 
18.                 Both those old hecklers in the balcony of the Muppet Show Theatre were named after New York City hotels. What are their names? Statler and Waldorf 
 
19.                 Surprisingly, the puppeteer who provided the original voice of MissPiggy and Grover was born in England. What is his name? Frank Oz
 
20.                  The only actor working today who has appeared in a silent film, the 1927 film Orchids and Ermine, had a cameo in the recent film The Muppets. Name the actor. Mickey Rooney, the last surviving male star from 1930s Hollywood
 
And thus end our round of questions on The Muppets.
 
21.                 Unusual Words. What word beginning with the letter G means “to bend the knee,” or “to touch the knee to the floor or ground especially in worship”? Genuflect
 
22.                 Film.  In what 2007 film that won the Oscar for best original screenplay does Mac MacGuff say these words? “Hey there, big puffy version of Junebug!” Juno
 
23.                 Irish Culture. Saint Brendan of Clonfert, an Irish monk, allegedly discovered what in the 5th century AD? America (Expect an Irish culture question every week at the de Vere’s Irish Pub Pub Quiz)
 
24.                 Cities of the World.  The name of the city that served as the capital of India during the British Raj until 1911 once began with a C, but now beginswith a K. Provide either name of this city of almost 4.5 million. Calcutta / Kolkata
 
25.                 American Cities. The fastest-growing city in Illinois (and 4th largest in the state) was the “birthplace” of musicians Jake Blues and Lionel Ritchie. What is this city 40 miles southwest of Chicago? Joliet
 
26.                 Science.  What do we call species of edible grasshoppers that change color and behavior at high population densities? Locusts
 
27.                 Books and Authors.   What is the name of the beautiful gypsy who is the object of much affection in Victor Hugo’s book The Hunchback of Notre Dame? Esmeralda
 
28.                 Current Events – Names in the News.    Of what former GOP presidential hopeful did Newt Gingrich today say “Of course I want his endorsement,” thus knocking Herman Cain out of the headlines for at least a few hours? Donald Trump
 
29.                 Sports – Baseball Team Names that start with the letter M.  All-Star closer Heath Bell and his new splurging baseball team have finalized a $27 million, three-year contract. Name the team. The Miami Marlins
 
30.                 Shakespeare.   What number, divisible evenly by five, is the correct number of Shakespeare’s histories? 10
 
Tie-breaker.    In what year was Victor Hugo’s mother, Sophie Trébuchet, born? She was born in 1772. (1772–1821)

 

Tips & Tricks for de Vere's Vegetarians

So you’ve heard rave reviews for de Vere’s homemade bangers and mash, our famous burgers, and our out-of-this-world Reuben. Only problem is, maybe you aren’t a carnivore. Luckily, de Vere’s has got you covered! Not only do we offer a number of meatless options, but we also offer opportunities for you to customize our menu items to make them more vegetarian friendly! Here are a few of our favorite vegetarian dishes and creative combos:

Idea #1: Bulk up our Green Street Caesar Salad with some add-ons! Order this classic salad, but mix it up by customizing it with some fresh avocado slices! Pescetarian? We recommend adding the smoked salmon.

Idea #2: Adds some greens to your Mac and Cheese! Everyone loves this classic comfort pasta, but why not make it a little healthier and veg friendly by sneaking some peas in there? The de Vere’s staff recommends the complimentary combo of peas and red onion.

Idea #3: Ask for your This n’ That plate to come meat-free! This n’ That, as seen on the menu, comes with assorted cheeses, cured meat, and fruit, and is served with de Vere’s (famous and delicious!) Irish Brown Bread. We’d be happy to accommodate our vegetarian customers by subbing out the cured meat! Tip: This dish pairs especially nicely with a nice pint of beer. 

Idea #4: Take advantage of our delicious meat-free happy hour items! Deep-fried pickles are a unique and tasty addition to our happy hour menu, and our country crisps are always Veg friendly—and a total steal at only $3-$4! Idea

#5: Green-ify your Irish American Grilled Cheese! This one is simple: add some avocado to this American classic, because what goes better with gooey cheese than a perfectly ripe avocado?

 

A de Vere’s Pub Drinking Guide: What and When to Drink When You’re Here!

If you’re a newbie to the various libations de Vere’s has to offer, we’d like to provide a primer in order to maximize your pub experience.  Whether you are a beer fan, budget drinker, or supremely fond of oaky whiskies, de Vere’s has something perfect for you! Here's a de Vere's Pub drinking guide for your viewing pleasure!

Happy Hour

Join us Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 and take advantage of our discounted happy hour drink and food specials.  Our favorite combo?  Some of our ever-popular pub chips, washed down with a refreshing Wee Ginger (Jameson & Gingerale with barrel-aged bitters)—both $ 4 each!










Beer, Beer, Beer!

Of course you’ve heard about our perfectly poured pints of Guinness, and our extensive selection of draught and bottled beers, but did you know we offer a rotating array of specialty craft beers?  To boot, we are always listening to and encouraging suggestions from our guests!










Whiskey Obsessed

If you love this complex spirit, we’d like to welcome you to the club…literally! For a one-time fee of $50, you can have access to the various perks that come with being a member of our Whiskey Society.  Benefits include discounted whiskey tasting flights, “You Call It” whiskey nights, and the chance to participate in one of our not-to-be-missed Whiskey Dinners!







Specialty Cocktails

Sure we are especially fond of Guinness, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make a mean cocktail as well.  For a classic, try our de Vere’s Manhattan.  If you’re looking to change it up a little, we suggest the Buster Brown: Buffalo Trace bourbon, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and Regan’s orange bitters, shaken and served over ice. 

 

 

Insider Brunch Ideas from de Vere's Staffers

We asked the de Vere's staffers to give us the "dish" on what they order for brunch--and came across some great off-menu options. Feel free to steal their ideas to make your brunch experience even more delicious.

 

IDEA #1: Turn our B.L.T. into a breakfast sando!

Order the B.L.T...add an egg, scrambled or fried. Sub the country crisps for our breakfast potatoes.

 

IDEA #2: Create a Bogman Sandwich!

Order a grilled cheese, add black and white puddings, egg, and Irish bacon. Amazingness!

 

IDEA #3: Say goodmorning with a grilled cheese!

Order a Grilled Cheese sandwich...add bacon and eggs! Again, swap the country crisps for our breakfast potatoes.

Q&A with the de Vere's Davis Quizmaster

We're so excited to announce that Pup Quiz night is starting this Monday, November 21st at de Vere's in Davis. We're even more excited to announce the return of "Your Quizmaster" Dr. Andy as our weekly host! Davis locals might already know Dr. Jones from his days at Bistro 33. He's now officially quizmastering at de Vere's every Monday evening from 7-9pm.

Get to know the local celeb, grab some friends, and come join us for Pub Quiz night!

 

How long have you been a quizmaster? How did you get into it?

I worked as a Quizmaster for about four years until late September, 2011. I’m really looking forward to returning to Quizmastering on November 21st!

 

Where else have you been a quizmaster?

I was the Quizmaster at Bistro 33 for four years. Before that, I attended the Pub Quiz at Streets of London (Sacramento) from about 2001 to September, 2005 (whereupon my third child was born, and I had to give something up). I’ve also used quiz show approaches to testing in my classes at UC Davis, and presented such approaches to other faculty at teaching conferences.

 

What's your day job? Any hobbies?

I have hosted the KDVS public affairs radio show “Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour” on Wednesday afternoons at 5 since 2000. I also produce and host the Poetry Night reading series at the John Natsoulas Gallery on the first and third Thursdays of the month; I do this literary and outreach as part of my work as the Chair of the Cultural Action Committee of Davis. Find out more about the poetry series at http://www.poetryindavis.com. The rest of my time is taken up by my wife, Kate, by our three children, and by my teaching and administrative duties at UC Davis (where I have been teaching writing and literature classes since 1990). My hobbies include bicycling, chasing after my children in Davis parks, and reading.

 

What's the format for a typical trivia night?

The Pub Quiz at de Vere’s Irish Pub will begin with the rousing ringing of a cowbell and the sort of vainglorious barking that one might associate with a circus ringmaster. The Pub Quiz will include 30 questions on a variety of topics, including history, literature, current events, pop culture, internet culture, unusual words, Irish culture, Shakespeare, sports, and . . . science! A break will come after question 15, which will be an anagram. Round one will include five short questions (a dozen words or fewer), which we shall call the Short Round. Round two will include five questions on the same topic.

I’m looking forward to starting at 7pm, a reasonable time for people who have to work in the morning. Because Pub Quiz participants will have to come early to claim tables, I also look forward to catching up with old Pub Quiz friends before the show starts. Because of de Vere’s Irish Pubs, both here and in Sacramento, I’ve also developed a fondness for Guinness.

 

What drew you to become quizmaster at de Vere's?

Anyone who has spent time in the new de Vere’s Irish Pub can’t help but be drawn to it. I grew up and attended college in the cities of Washington DC, New York City, Boston, and London, so I have dined in restaurants that are older than, say, California. Although now only days old, the new Irish pub offers a similar sense of history and authenticity. Interpersonally, I was drawn to Simon and Henry, the owners of this new pub. They have made a huge investment in our community of Davis, and they are men of vision and integrity. I should add that dozens of my former Pub Quiz participants recommended that I consider moving to de Vere’s for the relaunched Pub Quiz, and those recommendations helped me choose de Vere’s over all other suitors.

 

Any tips for preparing for quiz night?

I recommend forming a team of varied interests and strengths, for I will present questions that appeal to people of various ages, genders, academic disciplines, occupations, and geographic and life experiences. Outside of that, I encourage pub quiz participants to read widely, to be curious about the world, and to engage in conversations with friends about what they know. Once the Quiz has begun, I encourage participants to be thoughtful and trustworthy, and to attend more to the value of the Pub Quiz experience than to the outcome of the Quiz. As Vince Lombardi once said, “It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you have got to have is faith and discipline when you're not a winner.”

People who are curious about my interests may want to know that I have three degrees in English, and abiding interests in film, funky music, African-American history and culture, technology and social media, politics and current events. I have three children, and enjoy scanning their textbooks for Quiz question topics. I listen to National Public Radio and KDVS, but I try always to include a few questions that will appeal to people who do not.

 

What's the best team name you've ever heard?

Three of my favorites are “Beer and Trembling,” “Drink Tank,” and “The Last Pigs in Afghanistan.”

 

Any words of wisdom for those new to quiz night?

Yes, I recommend that new participants observe the rules of the Quiz. Rules Two and Three of the de Vere’s Irish Pub Pub Quiz, for example, are “No Shouting Out the Answers” and “No Outside Help.” This means that, no matter how difficult, participants should keep their cell phones in their pockets or purses until the conclusion of the Pub Quiz. Pub Quiz participants should come ready to have fun. Consistent exuberance will be rewarded.

 

We hear you're big on social media. Where can fans follow you?

I can be followed in five ways. First, all are encouraged to visit the website http://www.yourquizmaster.com to sign up for the mailing list and to learn more about the Pub Quiz in its previous iteration. I will update that site further as I learn more about the participants in this new Quiz. Secondly, if readers would like to tell me more about themselves as Pub Quiz participants, they can email me at yourquizmaster@gmail.com. If you have pictures for me to post on the website, they can be sent there. Thirdly, Pub Quiz participants should friend the Quizmaster on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/yourquizmaster to see what sort of additional hints, pictures, and comments can be found there. Fourthly, I can be followed on Twitter at https://twitter.com/yourquizmaster. I follow back, and welcome Pub Quiz question topic suggestions. Finally, I send out a weekly Pub Quiz Newsletter that brims with hints and insights. Everyone on the mailing list receives a copy, and you can also find it appearing each week as blog entries on the http://www.yourquizmaster.com web site.

I’m really grateful to be working with a Pub that values social media, outreach, and engagement as I do. I look forward to seeing all of you at the de Vere’s Pub Quiz!

Anonymous: de Vere White Family History at the Movie Theaters

Anonymous: de Vere White Family History at the Movie Theaters

Our family comes from a long line of publicans...that might be obvious. But did you know that we also have some famous literary figures in our lineage? Famous poet Aubrey de Vere, Terrence de Vere White, our grandfather and longtime editor of The Irish Times, and aunt Deborah, who helped coin the term, "Of the pen and of the pint..."

Perhaps the most famous is the Earl of Oxford, Edward de Vere--our great uncle five times over. Right now, he's the focus of the new movie Anonymous: "A political thriller advancing the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays; set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her."

 

Side note: Wondering why our family is called de Vere White? Back in the 1600's, an English de Vere married an Irish White and neither wanted to give up their family names. So they combined the two, and it stuck!

Check out the trailer...we're definitely going to go see this one.

5 Fun Facts About Drinking at De Vere’s

As if you need an excuse to come in and have a drink or two...here are five more!

1) We never charge corkage fees…seriously, never!

2) You can get 14 oz of Olympia for just $2…and 20 oz. for just $3! 

3) Whiskey Society memberships will be good at both de Vere’s locations! Get all the details here: http://deverespub.com/whiskey-society/

4) We now have a “Dew and a Brew” special: A shot of Tullamore Dew Whiskey and an Olympia for just $6!

5) Our new Craft Beer Station (in the back bar) hosts 6 rotating craft beers. Choices change as the kegs run out…and once they’re gone, they’re gone. So come in often and prepare for some rare, delicious surprises.

Join us for Guinness Arthur's Day 2011, September 22nd!

Here's something to celebrate: the birthday of Guinness originator Arthur Guinness (September 22nd), also known as Guinness Arthur's Day. Established in 2009 during the 250-year anniversary, Arthur's Day commemorates the life and legacy of the innovator (he signed a 9,000-year lease!) and the now-legendary Guinness beer, which Arthur brought to the world in 1759. Hence, there will be a worldwide toast to Arthur at 17:59. Arthur Guinness Day, this Thursday, brings people together in their local pubs, their cities and around the globe to share and toast the black stuff together. Come celebrate at the pub...here's what's on tap for the evening of September 22:

  • A pub-wide Guinness toast at 5:59pm
  • Guinness Girls from 5-7pm
  •  $1 off Guinness pints
  • Guinness gifts and prizes

More about Arthur from Wikipedia:

Arthur Guinness (1725 – 23 January 1803) was an Irish brewer and the founder of the Guinness brewery business and family.

Arthur Guinness was the founder of the Guinness brewery business, an entrepreneur, visionary and philanthropist. Guinness laid the foundations for Guinness Brewery. At 27, in 1752, Guinness's godfather Arthur Price, the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Cashel, bequeathed him £100 in his will. Guinness invested the money and in 1755 had a brewery at Leixlip, just 17 km from Dublin. In 1759, Guinness went to the city and set up his own business. He took a 9,000 year lease on the 4-acre (16,000 m2) brewery at St. James's Gate from Mark Rainsford for an annual rent of £45.

Videos: How to Shuck & Eat an Oyster

Two things you need to know for Sacramento's Oyster Festival this Saturday. Watch and learn!

 

How to shuck an oyster:
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFFplJOfyqg

How to eat oysters, according to Gary Busey:
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HweUEFBMgII

72 Ways to Open a Beer Bottle

Happy Friday! We want to make sure you're fully prepared for the weekend, so here's some viewing material to make sure your cold ones are popped open without any problems. Watch these videos and learn how to open a beer in a not-so-ordinary ways. Cheers!  

10 Fun Facts About de Vere's Irish Pub

1. We have lemon-lime Gatorade...on tap.2. All of our bar tops were "blessed" with a good rubdown of whiskey. 3. We give state employees 15% off lunch food Monday through Friday (and have since the day we opened)! 4. We have the biggest selection of whiskey in Sacramento. Check it out. 5. 20 of our staffers have at least one child. 6. The only food that's not made 100% in-house is the ranch dressing. 7. Our bar has an Irish penny built in it for good luck. 8. Our staff is stacked! One of our servers is a 3rd-degree black belt, another is a lawyer, one of our door hosts in an EMT, one of our managers is an ex go-go dancer, and one of our bartenders in a qualified corrections officers. 9. All of the photos on our walls are of our family. 10. Parlez-vous francais? Talk to Karli, she's fluent!

Trivia Teaser Answers

Last Friday, we posted the pub quiz questions from that week. To help inspire you to join us tonight (and EVERY Monday night), we're now posting the answers. How many did you know? See you tonight! 1. Who wrote the book entitles "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?" MARK TWAIN

2. Bonus: Yesterday (Sunday 7/10), the U.S. women's soccer team won their match against the team from which nation in the Women's World Cup. For a bonus point, in which nation is this tournament being held? BRAZIL, GERMANY

3. What continent, on average, experiences the most tornadoes annually than any other? NORTH AMERICA

4. What famous actor won a Best Director Oscar for directing the 1982 film "Reds"? WARREN BEATTY

5. Made by the Annabelle candy company, what is the name of the white taffy candy bar with the peanut butter center that is packaged in a black and yellow checkerboard wrapper? YABBA ZABBA

6. What is the name of the NHL team that plays their home games in Carolina? HURRICANES

7. In "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," the Knights who say "Ni" demanded that King Arthur use a specific type of fish to cut down the mightiest tree in the forest. What type of fish? HERRING

8. The star Belegeuse gets its name from the Arabic for "the giant's shoulder" and can be found in which constellation? ORION

9. Who is the author of the story known as the "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?" ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

10. In the first Gulf War, the U.S. put patriot missiles to the test against what 4-letter, Iraqi ballistic missiles? SCUD

11. What is the capital city of Uruguay? MONTEVIDEO

12.  Xylem or phloem: which is concerned with upwards water transportation through a plant, moving water and nutrients from the roots to the leaves? XYLEM

13. After a 20-year hiatus, which hugely popular CBS TV series, that ran for 13 full seasons, is set to return to the airwaves this fall, this time on TNT and with 3 of its most popular original cast members? DALLAS

14. Bonus: The word LASER is an acronym. What do the S and the R stand for in the acronym LASER? STIMULATED, RADIATION

15. Anagram: What specific professional job title can be made by unscrambling the phrase "Doogie is practical dirt?" Clues: 2 words, medical field. PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGIST

16. Who was the scientist that is most often credited for being the first to propose the theory of a sun-centered universe? COPERNICUS

17. Bonus: On the classic TV sitcom, "The Munsters," who played Lily and who played Merman? YVONNE DE CARLO AND FRED GWYNN

18. Speaking of Lilies, the character Lily on which current TV show is going to be replaced by another actress for next season? MODERN FAMILY

19. Similar to how a UPC symbol works, these types of matrix bar codes found on signs and objects allow people with smartphones to take pictures of them to download information. What is the two-letter term for these types of barcodes? QR CODE

20. Anagram: The name of what city, followed by its state, can be made by unscrambling the phrase "Own creamy pig?" CASPER, WYOMING

21. Before adopting the Euro, what was the unit of currency of the Netherlands? GUILDER

22. Which U. S. president had the most children, 15 of them?! (Legitimate) JOHN TYLER

23. With regards to cholesterol, what do the letters in the acronym LDL stand for? LOW DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN

24. What controversial science-fiction and self-help writer with the first name of Lafayette, dies in 1986? L. RON HUBBARD

25. What nation has as its only two land neighbors India and Myanmar? BANGLADESH

26. What make and model of car was the General Lee on the classic TV show "The Dukes of Hazard"? DODGE CHARGER

27. In which U.S. city will you find the Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium? NEW YORK CITY (FLUSHING, QUEENS)

28. Which Canadian province or territory is bordered by Alberta to its east? BRITISH COLUMBIA

29. Ireland: Ardrahan, Corleggy, Durrus and Cooleeny are all what type of Irish foodstuff? CHEESE

30: Bonus: Who are the managers of the American League and National League teams in this year's All-Star Game? BRUCE BOCHY, RON WASHINGTON

Tiebreaker: In what year was the first Subway sandwich shop opened in Bridgeport, CT? 1965