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Portreve wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:37 pm

My two favorite UK imports are Boddington's Pub Ale and Fuller ESB.
I am sure we can do better than that, including light, pale, bitter, mild, and stout.
The general consensus among the several people who had joined in was to the effect that the only way to experience British, Irish, etc. beer was to visit the country. Guinness, for example, isn't as good here as there because when it's made and bottled here, there's preservatives added which you wouldn't encounter in a bottle or on draft over there.
So I've heard, but the Guiness I drank in Ireland tasted the same to me as that brewed in England. Perhaps that's more to do with the number of cigarettes I smoked at that time.

In July of 2019, I left the U.S. for the first time and visited a friend in Germany for a week. We drove to several different cities, and on the list of things I experienced was, of course, beer. One of the beers I had was a dark beer (though not anything like Guinness) and it was definitely the sort of beer I would not have liked if I had gotten here in the U.S. Anyhow, it was absolutely fantastic, and it immediately brought to mind the conversation I mentioned above.
Maybe it was alt bier (old beer) that I had once in Hamburg. Absolutely delicious, and never tasted again in the 45 years since. There were also many fine beers in Bavaria, though the crown must go to those around Plzen in what was then Czechoslovakia.

Anyhow, I bring this up because I fully intend to go back to Europe, and the UK is definitely on my list of places to experience. And, I definitely expect the beer there to be top notch.

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I look forward to it. Seriously. Let me know the date.
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To be fair, local craft (a.k.a. "micro brew") beer in the U.S. is generally considered to be excellent
Agreed, there are some excellent North American beers, particularly the smaller breweries. Larger breweries - two of my favourites Rickards Red (Canadian) and Sam Adams (New England). Here in the UK, in my younger days used to drink a lot of Royal Oak (Eldridge Pope).
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Agreed, there are some excellent North American beers, particularly the smaller breweries. Larger breweries - two of my favourites Rickards Red (Canadian) and Sam Adams (New England). Here in the UK, in my younger days used to drink a lot of Royal Oak (Eldridge Pope).
It's just a real shame that beer is not a vaccine...lol...We would have all been vaccinated a long time ago...lol...DAMIEN
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cliffcoggin wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:46 pm

Maybe it was alt bier (old beer) that I had once in Hamburg. Absolutely delicious, and never tasted again in the 45 years since. There were also many fine beers in Bavaria, though the crown must go to those around Plzen in what was then Czechoslovakia.
Something is making me think the restaurant in question was in Bad Salzuflen. They had a fair amount of outdoor seating, and it was just so beautiful. I was in Hamburg as well; excellent food there, too.
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I got both jabs a month ago. No more painful than a mosquito bite. No sore arm or anything else.
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Did someone mention beer?,,

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I got my first Pfizer jab yesterday at 5pm. No problems except today I've been tired and lethargic all day! It might also be the fact that it's 30C out there right now. I just put the air-conditioner on at last!

I can smell and taste everything OK except beer! I might pop out for a couple of tins later if I can keep my eyes open to see if it's any better!

I've got a 15 litre keg of hazy IPA in the fridge that I can't open until at least the 20th when this current State of Emergency ends, maybe!

Second jab is on June 29th!
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Beerislife wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:48 am
I got my first Pfizer jab yesterday at 5pm. No problems except today I've been tired and lethargic all day!
Same tiredness here after my first Pfizer jab. Lasted only one day, luckily.
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Second jab is on June 29th!
Strange how different countries apply different intervals between jabs. In The Netherlands the standard interval for Pfizer is five weeks, although I've read some research articles that suggest that an even longer interval is better (provides better and longer-lasting immunity). Pfizer itself recommends three weeks.

Anyway, my second shot is less than a week away.... And then I'll be done with bloody COVID-19 forever (no periodic repeater shots for me; no endless jabbing circus). I'll put my remaining masks and alcohol gel/spray/wipes on a pile and torch the lot. :twisted:
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Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:55 am
Strange how different countries apply different intervals between jabs. In The Netherlands the standard interval for Pfizer is five weeks,
12 weeks here in the UK, although I suspect this was more down to supply availability than hard medical evidence.
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My normal day is spent being slightly lethargic but that's down to the side-effects of the half dozen pills I swallow every day. Along with occasional nausea, being careful with sharp objects and photosensitivity. I can't go out in strong sunlight without sunglasses!

A stroke is the gift that keeps on giving.....

Still, at least I'm still able to slap myself around the head with both hands!

I think in the UK they wanted to jab as many people as possible with one shot with what supplies they had. My brother should be getting is second one RSN.

Here, we mainly have Pfizer and the SDF facilities are using Moderna. AZ was recently approved but they're shipping that off to Taiwan and Vietnam!
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Pjotr wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:55 am
I'll put my remaining masks and alcohol gel/spray/wipes on a pile and torch the lot. :twisted:
That sounds good. How about a weenie roast? (That's hot dogs in case some didn't know that.) My workplace did away with the requirement of mask wearing IF you are fully vaccinated. It took me a couple of days, but I finally stopped wearing it.
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Pjotr wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:55 am
I'll put my remaining masks and alcohol gel/spray/wipes on a pile and torch the lot. :twisted:
No vaccine is 100% guaranteed.
And the coronavirus variants are there.
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ricardogroetaers wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:45 pm
Pjotr wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:55 am
I'll put my remaining masks and alcohol gel/spray/wipes on a pile and torch the lot. :twisted:
No vaccine is 100% guaranteed.
And the coronavirus variants are there.
Yes, there's the UK/Indian hybrid to worry about.

There's talk of needing a booster shot in the UK. Probably in August! I was hoping to be able to travel in Autumn. I might put that on hold and take a domestic trip.

Here they're manipulating the figures to make the daily infection rate appear lower than it really is, just in time for some stupid games that no one wants!
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ricardogroetaers wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:45 pm
Pjotr wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:55 am
I'll put my remaining masks and alcohol gel/spray/wipes on a pile and torch the lot. :twisted:
No vaccine is 100% guaranteed.
And the coronavirus variants are there.
I agree. That's why I'm still going to be staying home for a while longer (at least, I still have plenty to do here) and masking up and social distancing when I do venture out for luxuries such as food, etc.
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Beerislife wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:09 pm
Yes, there's the UK/Indian hybrid to worry about.
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Schultz wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:11 pm
My workplace did away with the requirement of mask wearing IF you are fully vaccinated. It took me a couple of days, but I finally stopped wearing it.
Yes, there's a psychological barrier to cross before one does away with all that protective stuff that we've become used to....

It's also important to realize that getting infected with COVID-19 simply doesn't matter any more when one has been vaccinated. Because then one won't become seriously ill any more. I'm not scared of getting mildly ill.

So to hell with all those variants and mutations: after my second Pfizer shot I'll eat them for breakfast. And those consecutive booster shots that some officials are talking about: I'm a healthy man with a pretty healthy lifestyle, so no way that I'll participate in some sort of a continuous jabbing circus. :twisted:
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Pjotr wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:51 am
Schultz wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:11 pm
My workplace did away with the requirement of mask wearing IF you are fully vaccinated. It took me a couple of days, but I finally stopped wearing it.
Yes, there's a psychological barrier to cross before one does away with all that protective stuff that we've become used to....

It's also important to realize that getting infected with COVID-19 simply doesn't matter any more when one has been vaccinated. Because then one won't become seriously ill any more. I'm not scared of getting mildly ill.

So to hell with all those variants and mutations: I'll eat them for breakfast. :twisted:
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HaveaMint wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:56 am
Pjotr wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:51 am
Schultz wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:11 pm
My workplace did away with the requirement of mask wearing IF you are fully vaccinated. It took me a couple of days, but I finally stopped wearing it.
Yes, there's a psychological barrier to cross before one does away with all that protective stuff that we've become used to....

It's also important to realize that getting infected with COVID-19 simply doesn't matter any more when one has been vaccinated. Because then one won't become seriously ill any more. I'm not scared of getting mildly ill.

So to hell with all those variants and mutations: I'll eat them for breakfast. :twisted:
I cherish your wisdom in Linux however on this subject are you convincing yourself or others?
I'm not trying to convince anyone. Just giving my opinion. For what it's worth. :wink:
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Pjotr wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:59 am
HaveaMint wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:56 am
Pjotr wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:51 am


Yes, there's a psychological barrier to cross before one does away with all that protective stuff that we've become used to....

It's also important to realize that getting infected with COVID-19 simply doesn't matter any more when one has been vaccinated. Because then one won't become seriously ill any more. I'm not scared of getting mildly ill.

So to hell with all those variants and mutations: I'll eat them for breakfast. :twisted:
I cherish your wisdom in Linux however on this subject are you convincing yourself or others?
I'm not trying to convince anyone. Just giving my opinion. For what it's worth. :wink:
Please don't get me wrong on my quizzing you, I meant nothing more than to pick your thoughts.
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Fourth reminder:
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Admin note: some posts have been removed from this topic. To those that don't care for the vaccine, or for national effort to reduce hospitalizations and preventable deaths, please take that elsewhere. This topic is for those that got the jab and sharing personal experience.
Please, please stay on topic and leave this topic for discussion about personal experience with the jab.
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