Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Last Sponsor Giveaway of the Year!

Come Enter the BrewDeals/FastFerment Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > General Chit Chat > Off to Shanghai
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-10-2009, 10:49 PM   #1
Ashz
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Ashz's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 356
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default Off to Shanghai

Any good micro breweries over there? Just kidding. Two weeks in the heat of shanghai. Under the gun, no host to help with translating. Should be exciting. SNAFU. I love my job.

__________________

-------
The universe is wider than our views of it.
-Henry David Thoreau

Ashz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-11-2009, 01:37 AM   #2
Bullbythehorns
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Posts: 154
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts

Default

I just got back from there, and translation may not be a big problem. Many of them speak English, some aren't great, but with a little patience you can communicate. Didn't find any great beers, but got along fine with their lagers. Tsingtao was pretty good along with Snow. The Budweiser tasted different, and the cans took me back a few years, they still have the old pull tabs. I brought a few of them back for decoration in the bar. Knee How!

__________________

FERMENTING: BCS Black Forest Stout, Two Hearted Ale Clone
ON TAP: Dry Irish Stout, Epic Pale Ale Clone, BM's Cent Blonde, Blackfoot River IPA, Racer 5 IPA clone with homegrown hops, Oatmeal Chocolate Stout, Threee Floyd's Gumball head clone, Moose Drools Clone
ON DECK: Saison, Pliny the Elder clone

Bullbythehorns is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-11-2009, 01:52 AM   #3
CodeRage
Death by Magumba!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CodeRage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Fl
Posts: 2,254
Liked 33 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Safe travels mate.

__________________
Brutus 20e build | Electrical Primer for Brewers | Auber SYL-2362A2 PID Install & Config
So as I am walking out the door this morning I think to my self:
"self, going to work on Monday is like knowing you're going to get kicked in the nuts. You just don't know when or by who"
CodeRage is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-11-2009, 05:18 PM   #4
arturo7
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
arturo7's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 9,084
Liked 160 Times on 126 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Where are you staying in Shanghai? It is a damn big place.

__________________

Hey, knock that shvt off. We're drinkin' here.

arturo7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-12-2009, 03:07 PM   #5
Ashz
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Ashz's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 356
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Well I made it safe and sound. Staying in Pudong, diamond court. All the swine flu precautions get a bit old, but I guess better safe than sorry. It would truly suck if they let it get into the rural population.

So far it was hot as hell when I landed, and we have had some thunderboomers this evening. Off to work first thing in the am. No rest for the wicked.

Ps. Drinking my first Tsing Tao....ehhh...not bad. But not great. The Johny walker was good though.

If anyone who has been here has any must see sights let me know I will have some free time to do some sight seeing in the next two weeks.

__________________

-------
The universe is wider than our views of it.
-Henry David Thoreau

Ashz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-12-2009, 06:47 PM   #6
arturo7
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
arturo7's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 9,084
Liked 160 Times on 126 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I've been there several times but have not had the opportunity to do much sight seeing. The Jade Palace is very cool. Of course, you should cruise around the Bund.

If you're into electronics and gadgety, there is a massive electronics market next to the Intercontinental in Pudong. The prices will absolutley blow your mind. Also, check out the "fake market," which is in one of the Pudong subway stations. I picked up a bitchin Gortex NorthFace jacket there for $40.

One of the coolest things to see in Shanghai is the city itself at night. Check out the Peace Bar (?) at one of the hotels on the Bund. Incredible view of the city and river. Just rolling around on the elevated roadways is pretty awesome. The architecture in that city is amazing.

Be sure to take the MagLev back to the airport. There is a station in Pudong.

And, whatever happens, don't let them take you to Julu Lu Rd!!! (evil grin here)


EDIT: I as gonna add a pic but it looks like I need to re-up my membership.

__________________

Hey, knock that shvt off. We're drinkin' here.


arturo7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-15-2009, 11:34 AM   #7
Ashz
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Ashz's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 356
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

So here I am on my own in Shanghai. Miserable hot days working in a pharmaceutical lab with no AC, feeling like I have been kidnapped. Day three and I am still not loving life at all. SWMBO is pregnant and emotional back in the states. Skype connection is ok at times but frustrates me most times.

I either stay up late, or wake up early to talk to the people back home to help with issues here. Last night I went to bed at almost 3am, was up at 7am to head back to the lab. Today I laid down the law. Told the customers there wasn't anything I could do for their problem. Long story, suffice it to say it's not our equipment. They weren't happy. I left.

Decided to wander shanghai on my lonesome. Taxi driver didn't understand a damn thing I tried to explain in horrible, Americanized Chinese. The day ended well. I replaced my Ultimate ears that got broke on the flight over, I did some exploration. And look what I found. Normally I don't frequent this place in the states but in this place I couldn't resist.



__________________

-------
The universe is wider than our views of it.
-Henry David Thoreau

Ashz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-15-2009, 12:19 PM   #8
MeatyPortion
Internet Bartender
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MeatyPortion's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 6,327
Liked 384 Times on 303 Posts
Likes Given: 222

Default

LOL nice pictures. I hope you drank your weight in beer.

__________________
On Deck
hurr
Primary
murr
Kegged
Modified Warbler Pale Ale (with wet-hop addition&different yeast)

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
MeatyPortion is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-15-2009, 01:18 PM   #9
LooyvilleLarry
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Louisville,KY
Posts: 988
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Key phrases here ( I spent nearly a year between Shanghai and Taipei):

Zu Ni Shing Foo ( This is a toast, "To your health" ) .
Pie dooy! ( Let's party).
and most importantly :

Pee joe ( Beer)
and for your friend.. .
Mei Lei ( May Lay ) = beautiful.

__________________
Primary
Orange Cascade Pale Ale -

Secondary

Kegged
BeeCave Haus Ale - 6%
Bells Two Hearted, round 2- 6.1%
SNPA Clone (Chilled )
Hard Lemonade

Shiraz - 6 gal
LooyvilleLarry is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Eclipse in Shanghai Ashz General Chit Chat 0 07-22-2009 11:34 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS