Posts Tagged ‘Munich’

Asahi “Munich-Type” black beer

January 27, 2009

Recently I’ve been trying to find a shop that sells this Asahi Stout bottled beer but it’s proving to be quite elusive.

While I was in my local supermarket I came across this “Munich-type” black beer, which is also by Asahi. It was right next to the Kirin Stout that I found last week so I’m surprised I hadn’t seen it before.

Asahi Munich-Type Black Beer

Taste-wise I’d say it’s pretty much the same as the Kirin, but with a slightly bitterer taste. I don’t think either of them are quite as good as a real Munich Dunkelbier, but I’ll probably buy them again.

Note: Wikipedia has a convenient list of Japanese beers to avoid. Who the hell came up with the idea of brewing beer with soy protein instead of malt? The mind boggles.

Changing tax class

April 12, 2007

Changing the tax class after getting married was a lot easier than I expected. All I had to do was go down to the KVR with the translation of the wedding certificate, our passports, and our current tax cards

The nice man in the office made the relevant changes in the system and updated the tax cards while I waited, and I didn’t have to pay anything.

Concerts in Munich – 2006

December 17, 2006

The good bits: Muse. Eugene Kelly supporting the Lemonheads. Evan Dando kicking some bloke in the head for having a mobile phone conversation while leaning on the stage during the acoustic part of the set. Richard Ashcroft for the third time.

The bad bits: Sisters of Mercy – worst concert ever.

Britboard + Toytown Munich = Toytown Germany

August 23, 2006

The Britboard and Toytown Munich have been merged to create Toytown Germany. Whether or not the new site will be greater than the sum of its parts is something we’ll have to wait to find out.

When the 2 sites were merged we found that Invision, the developers of the forum software that we use, don’t provide any way to merge two separate forum installations, so we had to do it ourselves:

Concerts in Munich – 2005

June 22, 2006

Tickets from concerts in Munich – 2005

The good bits: Juliette & the Licks 2 times within 6 months.

The bad bits: Poor sound quality in Tonhalle for Queens of the Stone Age.

Concerts in Munich – 2004

April 20, 2006

Tickets from concerts in Munich – 2004

The good bits: Franz Ferdinand.

The bad bits: getting caught in a massive storm on the way to the Bloodhound Gang.

Concerts in Munich – 2003

April 18, 2006

Tickets from concerts in Munich – 2003

The good bits: Dandy Warhols.

The bad bits: This year all the tickets are the boring thermal-printed ones. No nice specially printed ones with pictures of the artists or album art like in previous years (for example Guano Apes, Richard Ashcroft, etc).

Concerts in Munich – 2002

April 17, 2006

Tickets from concerts in Munich – 2002.

The good bits: Manic Street Preachers

The bad bits: Only 4 concerts this year 😦

Concerts in Munich – 2001

April 14, 2006

Tickets from concerts in Munich – 2001.

The good bits: Badly Drawn Boy the night before flying to New Zealand.

The bad bits: Muse. Absolutely hated them. Considered this my worst concert until the Sisters of Mercy in 2006.

Concerts in Munich – 2000

April 13, 2006

Tickets from concerts in Munich – 2000.

The good bits: Primal Scream. Richard Ashcroft. Moloko.

The bad bits: Smashing Pumpkins – I’ve never been back to the Olympiahalle after this.

Lots of snow in Munich

March 7, 2006

We had lots of snow in Munich on the past weekend. Apparently it was the biggest snowfall in the last 50 years.

Photos here: Snow in Munich – weekend 4th/5th March 2006.

Pig’s Head

March 1, 2006

Pig's head

At V-Markt you can buy a pig’s head, but they don’t sell any decent cuts of Lamb.

First snow 2005

November 18, 2005

Today we got the year’s first snow.

Surfers on the Isar

October 20, 2005

Some photos of surfers surfing on the Isar river in Munich.

Highlight Towers

June 21, 2005

A few photos of Munich’s Highlight Towers, taken with the Motorola E1000.