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 Posted:   Sep 29, 2020 - 1:26 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

8. Did Monty Norman ever meet the Beatles?
9. Did Monty Norman ever meet John Barry?

 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2020 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

10. In Appreciation: Monty Norman's Lawyers

 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2020 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Tonight's Phelps family dinner will be onion and garlic soup, kielbasa, and cabbage pierogi. We also have some leftover potato salad.

For the occasion I have a couple of well-known beers from Poland: Lezajsk, which I've not tried, and Zywiec, which I have.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2020 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Well, that sounds remarkably healthy for a Friday dinner!

I've done the usual - bought in a barrage(?) of drinks that I can enjoy alone on a grey autumn night. Camp red wine and a good selection of specialty beers - one Sagene Pilsner, one Tuborg (just to warm up), one Leffe, one Hansa Pale Ale, one Brewdog Punk IPA, one Hansa IPA, one Japanese Kirin Ichiban, one Swedish Stockholm strong beer. But also one I haven't tried before, inspired by our discussion of Budvar. Alas, they didn't have that, but I got this Czech beer instead:

 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2020 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

That's one fancy-looking beer can! I'll admit that I am easily taken in by interesting, eye-catching design. However, that con only works once if the beer ends up being lousy.

You've never tried Budvar, Thor? I thought you had, unless I'm mistaking it for another Czech brand. It's called Czechvar here, for contractual reasons.

The Russian market I frequent has a fairly wide selection of German, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, and Czech beers. They even have ones Total Wine, the major booze warehouse here, doesn't carry.

Whenever we have the next "Cheers!" meet up, I'll be sure to have some beers at the ready from the Russian place for some "live" drinking. I think beer and spirits should definitely be a topic of discussion.

 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2020 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Dunkin Donuts is a huge donut shop chain in USA. Harpoon is a Boston brewery.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2020 - 1:28 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

You've never tried Budvar, Thor? I thought you had, unless I'm mistaking it for another Czech brand. It's called Czechvar here, for contractual reasons.

Oh, I've definitely tried it. Many times. But I couldn't find it in our wine monopoly (as it's called).

Wish there had been a meeting tonight. I was in the mood for it. Oh well.

 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2020 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

Dunkin Donuts is a huge donut shop chain in USA. Harpoon is a Boston brewery.



I really like the IPA Harpoon makes. These beers don't interest me at all with the possible exception of the coffee porter, as I like the flavor coffee brings to darker beers. Beer meets donut though? No thanks. The last time I tried a beer/donut merger was this:



One sip of this was one too many.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2020 - 3:37 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yuk, I'm getting nauseous just by looking at that stuff.

 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2020 - 6:46 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Oh, I've definitely tried it. Many times. But I couldn't find it in our wine monopoly (as it's called).

Czech beer is great. On my visits to Prague, I couldn't wait to have a Pilsner Urquell on draught; it's my favorite.

I also tried Gabrinus, Kozel, Bernard, Praga, and a few others whose names escape me--never did try Budvar--but Pilsner Urquell was tops for me. Love that Kozel goat, though!

Wish there had been a meeting tonight. I was in the mood for it. Oh well.

Announce one a few days beforehand, and I'm sure we'll be there.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2020 - 6:53 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I've been to the Czech Republic a few times - one in the 90s and twice in the 2010s. The 90s one was before my interest in beer, but for the subsequent ones I tried to work my way through the Czech beer list (or a "Check List", if you will....). I must have been unfortunate, because few of the Pilsners managed to wow me. In later years, however, I've come to like several of them. But I am - in heart and soul - a Belgian beer guy, first and foremost.

Announce one a few days beforehand, and I'm sure we'll be there.

Will do. October is a very busy month for me, but I'll find out in a couple of days if I can book in a Friday or Saturday this month.

 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2020 - 6:59 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Belgian beers are expensive here, but feel free to recommend the ones you swear by, and I'll pick up what I can find.

October and then the dreaded holidays!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2020 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Oh God, where to start with the Belgian beers. I remember a visit to the Delirium bar in Brussels a few years ago. They had a PHONE BOOK-size menu of beers to choose from, and I worked my way through them - in many instances only aided by the information on the type of beer and how cool the cover was! smile I was alone that night, but by the end of the night, I had stumbled my way to at least three separate tables with strangers, LOL!

Anyhoo....you can't go wrong with these classics:

Leffe Blond
Chimay - I prefer the "Christmassy" blue
Westmalle Tripel (Dubel is fine too)
Westvleteren Trappiste - hard to get; when I went to their Trappiste brewery in Belgium, they said they only sold the beer there, but it is now available in certain areas, in regular licor stores, across the world
Affligem
Grimbergen
Maredsous
Steenbrugge
St. Bernardus
Delirium Tremens
Gulden Draak
Tripel Karmeliet

That's a start. The Pauwel Kwak is another recommendation, but best enjoyed in their peculiar wood-and-glass concoction. Here I am with a rather over-sized version, ca. 2012:



Anyways, let me know if you find any of these in your local beer outlet!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2020 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Hey Thor, when is our next online chat?

Don't know if you saw my last post, but I can try using that other platform now that I have downloaded Chrome.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2020 - 11:57 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yeah, I noticed. I'll have some overview of my October weekends in a few days. I'll land on a date then. I could do an impromptu meet-up NOW, but that's probably too short a notice. But I have a few more beers left, so I've opened up the room at https://meet.jit.si/MainTitlesandFSMGet-together in case anyone wants to join, on a whim. I'll leave it open for an hour or so. It's 21:10 in Norway at the moment.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2020 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   FalkirkBairn   (Member)

Yeah, I noticed. I'll have some overview of my October weekends in a few days. I'll land on a date then. I could do an impromptu meet-up NOW, but that's probably too short a notice. But I have a few more beers left, so I've opened up the room at https://meet.jit.si/MainTitlesandFSMGet-together in case anyone wants to join, on a whim. I'll leave it open for an hour or so. It's 21:10 in Norway at the moment.

That impromptu meeting was fun. Thanks Thor for accommodating us.

 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2020 - 4:10 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

A man takes a drink
A drink takes a drink
A drink takes a man

(Dan Torrance, Doctor Sleep)

 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2020 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

That impromptu meeting was fun. Thanks Thor for accommodating us.

It was good to see everyone once again.

BTW, I must correct my claim about Saving Private Ryan being the last Spielberg film I saw; that honor goes to Minority Report.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2020 - 7:13 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

That was indeed a fun. Wish I could have stayed on longer.

Jim, do you remember how you described those early '70s hits? You were killing me...

 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2020 - 7:38 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Jim, do you remember how you described those early '70s hits? You were killing me...

Can't recall exactly, but it's something like, "lost, lonely, dispirited, disillusioned, Vietnam/Watergate hangover music."

Along with the usual denim-wearing one-hit wonders, I associate the songs of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Steppenwolf, and America with this; it captures the era to perfection.

Even the upbeat songs reflect the mood of despair; I love it.

 
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