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Title: Who is a famous person that you've had a beer with?
Post by: tesla_hv on November 12, 2009, 01:42:41 AM
Mine is Billy Carter back in 1977.  In the early days of the Carter years, we did a tour of Plains Georgia.  We took a side expedition onto the side roads and soon located the Carter family home.  We knocked on the door and Lillian answered the door.  Billy came out later and there on the front porch was a keg of PBR.  This was before Billy Beer so he was then known to be a Pabst drinker.  Pabst at the time supplied him with an unlimited supply of beer.

What's your story?
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Post by: weazletoe on November 12, 2009, 03:27:26 AM
   Not really a person, but I did have a beer on the 87th floor of the Empire State building.
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Post by: beerocd on November 12, 2009, 04:12:02 AM
If Denny drank alone - could he count that?

I got nothing, not even a beer in a really tall building.

-OCD
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Post by: rabid_dingo on November 12, 2009, 04:22:12 AM
I've met a ton of famous people but never drank with them.
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Post by: brookspn on November 12, 2009, 04:30:08 AM
Likewise.  Although, if I could drink with one, it would probably be Billy Joel.
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Post by: a10t2 on November 12, 2009, 04:48:39 AM
Eugene Cernan.

I don't think he's used to getting recognized in bars.
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Post by: The Professor on November 12, 2009, 05:17:44 AM
I guess for me it would be Ringo Starr. 
I worked with him in a TV series on PBS 20 years ago. 
In my wrap party photo with him, I had a beer ...but his drink of choice (at the time) was CocaCola and VVVSOP brandy (in a styrofoam cup!).
 
On a more serious note, the month after we wrapped production he went into rehab (I wasn't responsible) and he has managed to stay clean and sober ever since. Kudos to him for that.

By the way, he was a really great, sweet guy, great to be with...and just about what you would expect given his general WTF image and attitude.   A really nice guy.

It was, to say the least, quite a rush to have the opportunity to work  with him.  A high point in my career, to be sure.

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Post by: theoman on November 12, 2009, 10:18:26 AM
I guess it depends on what you consider to be famous. If it means someone who is known by a certain number of people they've never met, I suppose I can name 3:

-Peter Bouckaert from New Belgium
-Mike McColgan, singer from the Street Dogs and original singer of the Dropkick Murphys
-Joe Stange, author of Around Brussels in 80 Beers (and other stuff like thirstypilgrim.com). He's probably laughing already from his inclusion here.
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Post by: matthew on November 12, 2009, 12:40:04 PM
Tracy Lawrence, before he was famous....does that count?
Jason D Williams, Played in a band with his bro- Tom- in a studio and JD would come in a jam with us
when in town to visit fam and friends, got him to sign my guitar-th guy is nuts but he's good. I
almost converted th bass player to a homebrewer and had them all buyin Bass ale and one guy
fell in love with Newky( not sure why on that one) before I left th band-spreddin th love
Matthew
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Post by: theDarkSide on November 12, 2009, 01:20:34 PM
I guess for me it would be Ringo Starr. 
I worked with him in a TV series on PBS 20 years ago. 


Was it when he was the conductor in Thomas and Friends?  :)
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Post by: The Professor on November 12, 2009, 08:07:17 PM
I guess for me it would be Ringo Starr. 
I worked with him in a TV series on PBS 20 years ago. 


Was it when he was the conductor in Thomas and Friends?  :)

That's the show.  After Ringo left, George Carlin stepped into the role.  Another really kind, classy guy. 
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Post by: novabrew on November 13, 2009, 12:57:55 AM
Shirly Manson from the band Garbage.  I received back stage passes for one of their concerts and was able to hang out and chat with them after their show.  I had beers with the entire band but didn't talk to the dudes that much. ;D
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Post by: tesla_hv on November 13, 2009, 01:00:32 AM
Shirly Manson from the band Garbage.  I received back stage passes for one of their concerts and was able to hang out and chat with them after their show.  I had beers with the entire band but didn't talk to the dudes that much. ;D

I'm with you there man!  Is Shirley as gorgeous in person as she is in pictures?  That sure beats my Billy Carter story.
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Post by: guitarbrew on November 13, 2009, 01:02:52 AM
I partied it up with Vains of Jenna a couple years ago when they were on the Viva La Bamm tour.   
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Post by: skotrat on November 13, 2009, 01:05:42 AM
hmmm

Just a few

Joey Ramone (on several occasions in several places but most notably Pauls Lounge)

George Benson (well he had a glass of Wine)

Peter Gabriel (A long time ago at the Ritz in NYC)

Edward Ellington (Dukes Grandson who I used to work with)

and Many More...





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Post by: dhacker on November 13, 2009, 01:17:17 AM
hmmm

Just a few

Joey Ramone (on several occasions in several places but most notably Pauls Lounge)

George Benson (well he had a glass of Wine)

Peter Gabriel (A long time ago at the Ritz in NYC)

Edward Ellington (Dukes Grandson who I used to work with)

and Many More...

Now peter Gabriel would be a guy I could enjoy having several pints with over the course of an evening . . Or Phil Collins, or Tony Banks, or Mike Rutherford, or Steve Hackett . . . .
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Post by: skotrat on November 13, 2009, 01:20:28 AM

Now peter Gabriel would be a guy I could enjoy having several pints with over the course of an evening . . Or Phil Collins, or Tony Banks, or Mike Rutherford, or Steve Hackett . . . .

Honestly... I did not know it was him until almost the end of the conversation that is the magic of that night.

I could start listing musicians that I have had a beer with on here but honestly I have an unfair advantage over most of ya
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Post by: novabrew on November 13, 2009, 02:44:20 AM
Shirly Manson from the band Garbage.  I received back stage passes for one of their concerts and was able to hang out and chat with them after their show.  I had beers with the entire band but didn't talk to the dudes that much. ;D

I'm with you there man!  Is Shirley as gorgeous in person as she is in pictures?  That sure beats my Billy Carter story.
This was around 95 or 96 and yes, she was gorgeous!  She was very down to Earth, I enjoyed talking with her.  And her Scottish accent had nothing to do with it.
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Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on November 13, 2009, 02:45:06 AM
I had a beer with actor James Marsden, who played cyclops in the X-Men movies.  He was also in Superman Returns.

I had several beers with country music figures when I lived in Nashville.  Terri Clark bought me a beer at Tootsie's once...haha.

Oh, and this is pretty lame, but I've had beers with Gavin Rossdale of Bush, the guys in Maroon 5, Sister Hazel, Leigh Nash of Sixpence (I grew up with her ex-husband) and plenty of other rock n roll has-beens back when I was playing in my band.

edit: I just remembered that I had a beer with Josh Homme in NYC when my band opened for Eagles of Death Metal.
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Post by: tesla_hv on November 13, 2009, 02:46:33 AM
Shirly Manson from the band Garbage.  I received back stage passes for one of their concerts and was able to hang out and chat with them after their show.  I had beers with the entire band but didn't talk to the dudes that much. ;D

I'm with you there man!  Is Shirley as gorgeous in person as she is in pictures?  That sure beats my Billy Carter story.
This was around 95 or 96 and yes, she was gorgeous!  She was very down to Earth, I enjoyed talking with her.  And her Scottish accent had nothing to do with it.
I love the red hair...
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Post by: maxieboy on November 13, 2009, 03:30:57 AM
Shirly Manson from the band Garbage.  I received back stage passes for one of their concerts and was able to hang out and chat with them after their show.  I had beers with the entire band but didn't talk to the dudes that much. ;D

Mmmm...Shirley Manson :-*. My brush with greatness: TimO!  :D
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Post by: timo on November 13, 2009, 03:40:49 AM
Shirly Manson from the band Garbage.  I received back stage passes for one of their concerts and was able to hang out and chat with them after their show.  I had beers with the entire band but didn't talk to the dudes that much. ;D

Mmmm...Shirley Manson :-*. My brush with greatness: TimO!  :D

Gee, thanks maxie....I guess.....

Had dinner with Alex Karas years ago. Had dinner with Eric Hipple, ex QB for Lions, but he is Mormon so he didn't imbibe.
Had a beer with my Dad and Jack Roush a few years back.
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Post by: dmtaylor on November 14, 2009, 12:00:08 PM
Now peter Gabriel would be a guy I could enjoy having several pints with over the course of an evening . . Or Phil Collins, or Tony Banks, or Mike Rutherford, or Steve Hackett . . . .

Once upon a time, I worshipped Tony Banks.  Got all his solo albums, even, including the dry orchestral one, Seven.  But I don't know.... maybe he's less intense after he's liquored up.  But I think the most interesting conversations would come out of Peter and maybe Steve.  Yeah... any of them would be cool to enjoy a pint with.
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Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on November 14, 2009, 05:58:09 PM
I'll add that my wife had moonshine out of a ball jar with ZZ Top.  Not beer, but a pretty good story nonetheless.   ;D
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Post by: denny on November 14, 2009, 06:25:53 PM
I once had a beer with Dave Barry while he was here appearing as a dead man in an opera!
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Post by: skotrat on November 14, 2009, 06:41:30 PM
COOL!!!

www.dennybrew.com
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Post by: niquejim on November 15, 2009, 01:13:15 AM
My FIL was listed as one of the 20 "most influetial minds of the new economy" by Business 2.0 magazine
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Post by: brewboy on November 15, 2009, 01:46:25 AM
There are very "celebrities" that I would even bother having a beer with.
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Post by: mariojr on November 15, 2009, 01:57:17 AM


Once upon a time, I worshipped Tony Banks.  Got all his solo albums, even, including the dry orchestral one, Seven.  But I don't know.... maybe he's less intense after he's liquored up.  But I think the most interesting conversations would come out of Peter and maybe Steve.  Yeah... any of them would be cool to enjoy a pint with.

Would love to try and talk Peter into handing over the only 'full' live recording of the Lamb.


I'm not sure if it sucks or if it is good that every band can afford to record every live performance these days.

Mario
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Post by: bigdog on November 15, 2009, 05:07:48 AM
I had a few beers with Redskins players Doug Williams and Dave Butz and basketball player Danny Ferry at a private party when I was only about 18 years old. Actually I'm sure that I was drinking Budweiser or Miller Lite at that point in my life, so maybe that doesn't qualify as having a beer.

Also, my brother and I enjoyed a Christmas toast with Vince Vaughn at a bar in LA in 2001 (think "Swingers" Vince Vaughn, not "The Break-up" Vince Vaughn).
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Post by: nicneufeld on November 18, 2009, 08:02:48 PM
I guess for me it would be Ringo Starr. 
I worked with him in a TV series on PBS 20 years ago. 


Was it when he was the conductor in Thomas and Friends?  :)

That's the show. 

Damn dude!  I remember that show, it was on after my brothers and I would get home from swim lessons.  Funny to think of ol Ringo having a good bit of brandy sloshing around inside of him while filming that show.  Although glad to hear he got straight.  Maybe not the world's greatest drummer but seemed to be tasteful and never really limited the band at all.  And a seemingly nice guy all around.
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Post by: deepsouth on November 18, 2009, 08:42:03 PM
not so much "with" him, but i was at a beer dinner hosted by michael jackson (beer hunter) and sat a table over from him.  the dinner was at bosco's pizza kitchen in germantown, tn.

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Post by: skyler on November 21, 2009, 07:38:16 PM
He was drining a Heineken, but I was too young to drink: Keith Richards. I was 14 and on vacation in NYC. We saw the play, "Amadeus" and Keith Richards was sitting 2 rows ahead of us. I talked to him a little bit at intermission. A little kid asked him for an autograph and he signed it, "Mozart."
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Post by: fightdman on November 23, 2009, 05:14:31 PM
Butch Patrick who played Eddie Munster on the TV show "The Munsters".  He was in Atlanta in the late '80's and showed up at a party that my GF (now wife) was hosting.  A very cool dude.  Said he wasn't making any money from the re-runs of the show and was a little bitter about that.
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Post by: thirsty on November 25, 2009, 03:13:52 PM
These are great stories. I don't think I've actually ever met anyone famous. Seen some celebs on the streets of NYC but that's about it.
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Post by: bluesman on November 25, 2009, 07:29:53 PM
Had a beer backstage with the legendary Buddy Guy once... at a gig where my band opened up for him.
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Post by: denny on November 25, 2009, 07:39:57 PM
OOH!  OOH!  I thought of a couple!  I've had beers with Fred and Drew!  :)
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Post by: mtbrewer on November 25, 2009, 07:45:01 PM
Dirk Benedict, remember him? Face from the A-Team, he lives in my town. Although he was more interested in my wife and her friend. :D I used to be a chef, and have cooked for many famous people. Does that count? ::)
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Post by: bluesman on November 25, 2009, 07:45:23 PM
OOH!  OOH!  I thought of a couple!  I've had beers with Fred and Drew!  :)

Excellent!
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Post by: theDarkSide on November 25, 2009, 07:50:14 PM
Dirk Benedict, remember him? Face from the A-Team, he lives in my town. Although he was more interested in my wife and her friend. :D I used to be a chef, and have cooked for many famous people. Does that count? ::)

Starbuck!
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Post by: mtbrewer on November 25, 2009, 08:00:51 PM
Dirk Benedict, remember him? Face from the A-Team, he lives in my town. Although he was more interested in my wife and her friend. :D I used to be a chef, and have cooked for many famous people. Does that count? ::)

Starbuck!
Yup thats the one. When he moved here, I was in fourth grade. Small town Montana. Dirk pulls into town in a blue Porsche 911. All the kids in town where star struck. Pretty funny, His sister turned out to be my 5th grade teacher. Momma Mia, I was hot for teacher!
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Post by: bonjour on November 25, 2009, 08:08:54 PM
I sat with Ray Daniels at the NHC dinner last year when he got his award.  That was cool.

Fred
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Post by: pashusa on November 25, 2009, 09:17:40 PM
I had a couple of beers with Dale Watson the last time he was in town for a show. Pretty nice guy. Full of s*** of course.
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Post by: uthristy on November 26, 2009, 02:45:27 AM
Not a drink but I did smoke a bowl of Nederland hash with  "The official Guru of Ganja Ed Rosenthal"  during the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. ;D

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Post by: boulderbrewer on November 26, 2009, 03:17:30 AM
Not a drink but I did smoke a bowl of Nederland hash with  "The official Guru of Ganja Ed Rosenthal"  during the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. ;D



Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!

The Best in my opinion.\

Never been near any Famous people.
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Post by: dean on November 26, 2009, 03:43:38 AM
I've tried really hard to think of anybody famous that I might have had a brew with... can't think of a single one!  But I have drilled holes in stainless steel sinks that were mouned below solid granite countertops and refinished bathtubs as well as hot-tubs including gold plated jets for professional ballplayers.  Never had a beer with one though.  Andy Hawkins has or had a wet-BAR that any of us would die for... he could serve the whole team no problem.   :o 

Sorry... thats the best I could do as far as having a brew with anybody famous.   ;D
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Post by: boulderbrewer on November 26, 2009, 04:29:58 AM
I do some work for some NHL boys, so maybe I'll come up with some stories.
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Post by: maxieboy on November 26, 2009, 05:37:33 AM
Not a drink but I did smoke a bowl of Nederland hash with  "The official Guru of Ganja Ed Rosenthal"  during the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. ;D



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Post by: wzl46 on December 08, 2009, 02:56:55 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wetzel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wetzel)

He has a wikipedia page, so he's famous, right?  He's mein papa.
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Post by: loopy on December 09, 2009, 02:13:58 PM
does Joe Horns' lawyer count as famous?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Horn_shooting_controversy

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Post by: joelambic on December 28, 2009, 12:45:43 AM
Michael Jackson (the Beer Hunter, not the pop star) bought a group of us a round of pints after a rugby match we attended as his guests in London.