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Trivia Mafia: Foxhole Brewhouse hosts weekly events in Willmar

Bailey Hovland / Tribune A few Foxhole Brewhouse patrons enjoy food from Green Mill with their craft brews during Trivia Mafia night Aug. 1 in downtown Willmar.1 / 3
Bailey Hovland / Tribune Rachel Hardy of Willmar takes a sip of beer before spitting out an answer during Trivia Mafia's lightning round Aug. 1 at Foxhole Brewhouse in downtown Willmar.2 / 3
Bailey Hovland / Tribune One group of trivia players ordered a flight of Foxhole Brewhouse beers, including their Cardinal Red and Double-J brews, between rounds.3 / 3

WILLMAR — Every Wednesday night since June 13, Foxhole Brewhouse in downtown Willmar has been hosting Trivia Mafia events.

Trivia Mafia is the largest trivia provider in Minnesota with more than 115 weekly events, hosting games in bars, breweries and even pizza places.

Starting at 6:30 p.m., Foxhole participants can play trivia, for free, in groups of one to six people. There are six full rounds of trivia total, with two rounds based on general knowledge and the other four rounds centered around a wide range of topics, like grain-based trivia and name-rhyming trivia.

Liv Fuchs, co-owner at Foxhole, hosts each game. At the end, she hands out prizes which include food coupons, movie passes and more, to the top-three teams and the group leading at halftime.

Foxhole Brewhouse is a relatively new establishment in the area, celebrating its third birthday on Aug. 25. Before Foxhole, it had been approximately 120 years since Willmar had a brewery.

On a recent Wednesday night, the brewery was at almost full capacity as people piled into the establishment, taking up all available chairs, booth seats and bar stools. Trivia participants ordered boxes of Jake's Pizza between trivia rounds: Foxhole does not serve food, so patrons can order food in from local restaurants to go with their brews.

Every time Fuchs announced a new trivia question over the speaker system, the brewery would quiet to a small chatter, players intent on keeping their answers a secret from fellow groups.

"What is the medical term for the chest cavity?" Fuchs asked.

"I don't know, I'm not a doctor," laughed trivia player Rachel Hardy of Willmar.

Trivia events last around 90 minutes, including the breaks between each round. Trivia players also get to work on an image round on the back of their sheets during the evening. This week the images all included actors using a straw, prompting players to name which movie or TV show the image was from.

Outside of the bar, trivia players can also tune in on Tuesdays with The Current's Morning Show (89.3FM) to hear trivia on the radio and have a chance to win their own prize pack from home.

Visit www.triviamafia.com/foxhole for more information on upcoming Trivia Mafia events.