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Postby v4jr4 » Sat, 15 Dec 2012 11:32 pm

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 16 Dec 2012 12:22 am

Cath C wrote:+1 for G&T.

No, I guess you don't read much about sake and soju here. I used to work for an alcohol company (those were the days... free bar at work...) and we would really only have targeted those in Japan and Korea.


I think I missed this one.

I worked for a really old school commodity brokers (founded like c.1650) and the hard-boiled east-ender 'tea lady' with her blue nylon 'house-coat' on would trundle around after lunch and have both tea and beer. Many people would have a beer at their desk with their lunch [a sani], and quite a few, more than one. I recall my first 'boss' (so SGn expression what!) Ron who chain-smoked Capstan full-strength untipped, and basically drank so much that from 11am he was usually in a coma, head-on-desk out cold by 2pm. One time he managed to trip over backwards and land arse first in a rubbish bin on the floor. He was so perfectly wedged in there that he simply couldn't get out, it was just a blur of flailing arms, an old cardigan and his beard.

Other times we use to buy 'rounds' from the pub directly opposite our building. Coming back with a tin tray with maybe 8 pints on it, crossing the road... This was a normal evening hehehe...

That was what the City was like, a p'd up gentleman's club, nothing much serious used to happen after lunch and bugger all on Thursday and Friday. Then of course the Yanks arrived (aka Big Bang) and changed everything.

Fun times :)

p.s. And to think I went into commodities because as an idealistic 'yoof' I thought stock-trading was too elitist (but on the LSE floor you had some brokerages where top-hats and tail-coats were still part of the uniform, and this was only 30-odd years ago! ... er Schroders for one I think... any broker that acted for the monarchy had that dress code IIRC)

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Postby v4jr4 » Mon, 17 Dec 2012 5:47 pm

Above all, can a certain brand satisfy you to the max? Or will you end up with cocktails?
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Postby nutnut » Tue, 18 Dec 2012 1:13 pm

Gin and Tonic with Fresh pear juice is good.

However, I am a bit of a beer monster to be honest, but, will turn my taste to anything!
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Postby Sibh22 » Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:04 pm

Cider and beer!

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Sibh22, you have finally gotten enough posts to activate your PM function. Now, please stop posting (b)anal posts, okay?

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 05 Feb 2013 1:41 am

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/304/35967
Budweiser Budvar Czech Dark Lager

OMG, very different. Black lager, super rich and malty.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 06 Feb 2013 1:14 am

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/628/38670
Duckhouse Altbier



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Yah if I come home after too many of these I get in stuck in the duck-house too :)

This ones German, from Hamburg. Red and quite hoppy. Very different!

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 08 Feb 2013 1:42 am

AugustinerBrau - Lagerbier Hell 5.2%

Well, sounds like they're rather setting themselves up there ;), but I do like this brewery so we'll see.

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Very light-tasting for 5.2% (nothing like Stella which is the same strength. My wife would like this and probably have no idea it's as strong as it is). This would work nicely in the tropics. Good for getting the wife trashed to then sign legal documents*.

Clean, crisp, subtle flavours, refreshing. Unexpected.

= Will have to buy more to test further :)

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Postby alittlerisky » Fri, 08 Feb 2013 3:14 pm

JR8 wrote:
Snip! suff about working in London



Yes it was the same when I worked for JPMorgan in London. Shame that a month before I started there, there was a bar in the office too. But basically, get to work at 7am, 1-2pm sat in pub downing pints, then work until 8-9pm.

Bloody traders don't know how easy they had it...market close, they went home. Us risk managers had to be around until all the markets closed. Month-end was like a 4-5am finish, then back to work at 7am...

So I because a consultant. Work 1/2 as much and get paid 3 times as much. Stupid really (don't tell my boss).
Who? What? How? Why? Where? When? Merde...


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