You’ve been to Hillsdale, probably several times. It’s the quaint little town you drive through to get to Great Barrington to buy your edibles and vapable cannabis. But, have you stopped there yet? Go to the Roe Jan Brewing Company mid-week and try the next trivia night. Get there early to get a good table and some food. The place gets busy!
The last Roe Jan Trivia Night, in honor of our Presidents, happened on Thursday, Feb 24. I dragged a fellow Hudsonian and somehow convinced two Kinderhookers and their visiting NYC friend to meet us there. How was I able to round up such a posse for Trivia Night at the Roe Jan? Well…
If you are a NYC resident, on any given night, you have DOZENS of choices of places to go, things to do, restaurants, etc, etc, etc.
Meanwhile, here in Columbia County, a Thursday evening in February…the options are….fewer.
The ONLY other worthwhile event in Columbia County that evening, in my opinion, was the Spaghetti Dinner for Columbia County Clerk, Holly Tanner. You can still make a donation here.
Holly has marched in every Pride Parade, and advertises on the Trixie’s List Walking Map!
She’s a great supporter of the community. Holly all the way!
Where was I? Back to Hillsdale!
Those of us who live in Hudson realize that it’s a small town and every now and then you have to get out to keep your sanity, otherwise, you’ll spend your days walking the alleys to avoid people on Warren Street.
Get in the car, and in about twenty minutes, you’re in Hillsdale! Yes, drive to an even smaller town! Since you don’t know everyone there – yet – it might as well be a different country.
Don’t worry, Hillsdale is very gay. It’s like, super gay – and lesbian. You know that you’re in a super gay/lesbian town if the pub food menu at the local brewery has plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian options.
The Presidential trivia questions were written by staff of the Roeliff Jansen Community Library – and the questions were no joke! I should have done some wikipedia research beforehand. There was a mix of audio-clue questions, and some non-googleable trivia. No one was using their phones. You did not have enough time to scroll through the pages, anyway.
My friends from Kinderhook got the Martin van Buren question correct (of course). Which president had the nickname of “the Little Magician”? If you live in Kinderhook, you learn more about Martin van Buren than you probably want/care. Like osmosis, Martin van Buren tibits land in your brain, until you can, hopefully, use one or two and win a baseball cap at a trivia contest at a local bar.
Since I watch Drunk History, I knew that Dolly Madison saved the portrait of George Washington from a burning White House during the War of 1812.
Follow the Roe Jan Brewing Company on Instagram and get out of town to the next trivia.