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http://www.mellow-yellow.nl/


take a look at the menu page

I thought they weren't allowed to advertise weed online.
I suppose law of averages means you'd get something right if you kept plugging away!!


...Boner...
Since I'm a vegan, I found this info on Guinness.



from guinness.com by e-mail 2003/11/20

Hello,

Thank you for your e-mail.

ISINGLASS
All Guinness brands are free from animal matter and from contact with animal matter. However, isinglass, which is a by-product of the fishing industry, is used as a fining agent for settling out suspended matter in the vat. The isinglass is retained in the floor of the vat but it is possible that minute quantities might be carried over into the beer.

ALTERNATIVES
Production processes in the UK are subject to strict UK/EU legislation and at present isinglass is the only fining agent suitable for stout, which has been approved in the UK. Any new fining agent, especially synthetic substitutes, would not be approved for use without rigorous testing both in Europe and by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States. As yet there are no suitable alternatives available.

FURTHER INFORMATION
You may wish to contact the Brewers and Licensed Retailers Association (former Brewers Society) for further information.
Tel No. - 0207 486 4831

With kind regards,

Freya Kelly

Guinness Communication Centre.
maybe you could get them to use gefilte fish for the kosher brew
Mellow Yellow alludes to the Donovan song. In the NPR archives there is an interesting interview with Donovan (Fresh Air, Terry Gross) where he tells the story of how everybody thought at the time that the song was all about smoking banana peels, which led to a lot of people getting a sore throat from that, and at his induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Donovan sat next to Country Joe (I think it was) who explained how that it was really all Country Joe's fault because in San Francisco when the song came out Country Joe was promoting a tour with a truck with a giant banana on it, claiming by loudspeaker that smoking bananas would make you high, to which Donovan with the ultimate high country dry sarcasm, said, "Oh, thanks Joe. So it was you. "

I've hung out at Mellow Yellow. It was never very busy. I was glad when they fixed the torn up vinyl on the seats so the place wasn't depressing. Definitely a place you'll drop in if you're staying at Hotel Kap, or walking back from the Heneiken Brewery or that Albert _______street market.
Don't Mellow Yellow profess to be the oldest coffeeshop in Amsterdam?

Not a bad little place and I will always have a soft spot for it as it was the first coffeeshop I went into with my (now) wife!
I had no problems two years ago, and didn't buy once among the 3-4 times I went in there. I'll try it again this time around, and may even buy knowing that the Noon folks run it now.
Another urban legend has it that they use water from the river Liffey, which used to be impressively polluted (nowadays its just a bit sludgy) - this is also incorrect (it comes from a souce in the Wicklow Mountains).


I think that urban legend came out of the nickname for Guinness Stout, which is "Liffey Water." But that's based upon it's similarity to the peaty-dark water of the Liffey and not because they make it from that sludge. Not that they would tell me everything but I did work for Guinness out of St. James gate in Dublin briefly and I don't remember hearing anything about tossing any cadavers into the kettle. I was mainly representing the Harp brand though, so they could have been hiding the bit about the rats from me. There was a bit of a problem with the cleanliness of their breweries though when they were going to start brewing Budweiser under license. They had to make a lot of changes before they were granted permission and even then that was only a temporary arrangement until Budweiser could get their brewery in Kilkenney up and running. After all you can't get rid of all the flavor if you don't get rid of all the dirt.
Do you really need us to answer that?


...Boner...
Which reminds me of an old beer joke.

A policeman calls to the door of a house in Dublin. Anxiously, the woman of the house opens the door, and is aghast to see a cop outside.
"I'm afraid I have some bad news", explains the cop.
"What is it - is it John, my husband!? Is he alright??"
"I'm afraid its bad news" says the cop. "John was involved in a work related accident in the brewery this afternoon. He fell into the Guinness vat and drowned".
"Oh God", screams the woman, "What will I do without him - he was the love of my life. Did he die quickly?"
"Not really" says the cop. "It took about two hours, and he got out three times to go to the toilet!"
Do you really need us to answer that?
Lordy! Hardly raw I am not what percent correct this makes you, my math isn't that good!

PaXXX
Hmmm...fish bladder sounds much better. No wonder they call it by an exotic name like isinglass. When you pour a pint should you call it pissinglass? Hmm....nah...that's closer to Coors.
This may be the loophole.
Mellow Yellow was one of the only coffeeshops that wouldn't allow me to smoke what I already had even when I purchased a drink from them. Fug them. Any change would do them good!
lmfao! omg! Fh. that wod be pretty gad.
When did this happen?

Can we get the Noon's blueberry at Mellow Yellow now?
yes u can





http://www.mellow-yellow.nl/


take a look at the menu page
spot on dannymac thats the loophole
fuck all to do with mellow yellow
the noons site is the same
When did this happen?

Can we get the Noon's blueberry at Mellow Yellow now?

They had the 'Mellow Berry' on their menu at xmas, they also have many other 'Mellow' named weed/hash as well now, the shops been refurbed inside, I'm guessing this'll be a top shop once the construction is done down Vijzelstraat! ~ < Thanks to Jinks420 for this one!!


...Boner...
I've always liked Mellow Yellow. It was my neighborhood shop for two trips and I was always treated well.
This'll be my second trip with Mellow Yellow as my local. I like the place, except for all the yellow.
This'll be my second trip with Mellow Yellow as my local. I like the place, except for all the yellow.

It is being Noonified as several of the walls have been painted all trippy like.
where is mellow yellow? is it in the west canal ring near amnesia? I remember seeing it in a haze when I was walking around last time I was there. But it's all a haze, and the map on freeuk isn't helping.
It's on the southern end of Vijzelstraat, the road that leads south from Munt.
Why would the noon buy a coffeeshop so close by? It's too far out of the way for me to go.
Didn't they consult you before closing the deal?

Dogbreath
yes u can





http://www.mellow-yellow.nl/


take a look at the menu page

So does this mean that you can get the world famous 5 gram Blueberry deal or the just as note worthy 5 gram White Mellon deal at both locations?

Also, and I should know this, what is the difference between "Blueberry" and "Blueberry Haze"?

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The menu at Mellow differs from the one at Noon but many of the
items are available at both.
LS
It's got to be an improvement over what it was. I've stopped in there a few times when walking through the area but the place never impressed me. It reminded me more of a diner than a coffeeshop. I always felt that it didn't deserve the revered and historical name. Hopefully the Noon owners can give it some gezelligatude.
Yet more proof that you talk shit, theres no way you'd confuse where it is to being close to Amnesia!!


...Boner...
Man, all I remember is a hazy mellow yellow floating by on a cloud, and thinking "man that place looks groovy, I'll probably never remember how to get back here."
For those who don't do street names that never met a vowel they didn't like - as opposed to landmarks - Yeller Meller is a decent sized block from the Heineken Brewery.

In between the two is that confusing traffic circle that always seems to be under construction and a little park that has a circular pancake restaurant (mmmm, plump, half-dollar sized pancakes stinky with grand marnier) and the Amstel.

Agree with Dedbud, the old owners never did much with the place.
And very close to the Kap and Asterisk hotels. Even closer than the Noon
I've walked past Mellow Yellow before but never stopped in. It looks to have more room than the Noon though. Am I correct in this assumption?
I've walked past Mellow Yellow before but never stopped in. It looks to have more room than the Noon though. Am I correct in this assumption?

Correctamundo... much bigger inside, with a second level a few steps up in the back.
I've walked past Mellow Yellow before but never stopped in. It looks to have more room than the Noon though. Am I correct in this assumption?

Correctamundo... much bigger inside, with a second level a few steps up in the back.

And they've got a downstairs with pool table as well, I've never been myself before my xmas trip and I must admit I'm really glad I decided to try them out, same menu as The Noon, they've also got a vaporiser (the Blueberry was kick ass in the vapo).


...Boner...
Yet more proof that you talk shit, theres no way you'd confuse where it is to being close to Amnesia!!


...Boner...

Seems a superpowerposter would know where mellowyellow is. Superpowerposter to me kind of implies multiple visits to the dam, at least more than one. And if you've been more than once and are halfway keen on coffeeshops you would know the general vicinity of mellowyellow. And if you haven't been more than once, why the hell do you have over a thousand posts?
Don't ask me, it just happened that way.
Yet more proof that you talk shit, theres no way you'd confuse where it is to being close to Amnesia!!


...Boner...

Seems a superpowerposter would know where mellowyellow is. Superpowerposter to me kind of implies multiple visits to the dam, at least more than one. And if you've been more than once and are halfway keen on coffeeshops you would know the general vicinity of mellowyellow. And if you haven't been more than once, why the hell do you have over a thousand posts?

Oh you are going to love bluntman:p
I've been here 8 years and I could probably manage the location of about 5 or 6 coffeeshops.

Am I going to get in trouble?
I've been here 8 years and I could probably manage the location of about 5 or 6 coffeeshops.

Am I going to get in trouble?

No doubt you'll be hauled up in front of your club and have your buttons snipped off... unless you can describe the inside of a distrubingly high number of bars?
Oh that's OK.

As we all know, Beer doesn't go well with weed and that.
Oh that's OK.

As we all know, Beer doesn't go well with weed and that.

I wouldn't have agreed much with that until a few months ago, when a local microbrewery came out with Hemp beer. It was foul. Luckily the local chapter of Citizens for Moral Fortitude rallied round to complain about popularising a plant with such potential for evil, serendipitously saving experimental beer drinkers from an eye poppingly poor beer.
I meant it makes me throw up.
Oh that's OK.

As we all know, Beer doesn't go well with weed and that.

I wouldn't have agreed much with that until a few months ago, when a local microbrewery came out with Hemp beer. It was foul. Luckily the local chapter of Citizens for Moral Fortitude rallied round to complain about popularising a plant with such potential for evil, serendipitously saving experimental beer drinkers from an eye poppingly poor beer.

Maybe if they put raw meat in the bottom of the vats then it will taste better. That's what Guinness does, I heard. They started doing it when they realized the beer didn't taste the same after they cleared the rats out of the bottom of the vats.
Well, I think rats float, even the dead ones (probably especially the dead ones, at least for a while). That said, I think rancid meat beer would produce even more gastric distress than Guinness already does, so I'm strongly inclined to file this under Urban Legends. There is however an Oyster Stout available in Dublin, from the same people who brought us Hemp beer - three or four pints of that and you'll be dragging the duvet off the ceiling at regular intervals during the night.
The Jewish community has been trying forever to get Guinness to make their beer Kosher, but the word on the streets is that it's impossible because there's raw meat in Guinness. Am I totally stupid for believing this?
Yes
I think the word on the street is definitely apocryphal. Their advertising claims only "natual" ingredients (what would be unnatural? ectoplasm?), and include the enigmatic "a bit of Guinness magic", I think its safe to say they would be forced by Food and Safety standards to declare any rotten meat. Another urban legend has it that they use water from the river Liffey, which used to be impressively polluted (nowadays its just a bit sludgy) - this is also incorrect (it comes from a souce in the Wicklow Mountains).

If you really want to see it declared kosher, get your local rabbi to contact a Dublin based colleague - I'm sure they have researched it already.
If you really want to see it declared kosher, get your local rabbi to contact a Dublin based colleague - I'm sure they have researched it already.

And the scenes of hilarity ensue.
Hey, going to damn in 4 days. Need to know what are some musts to bring from the states. If I wear a north face jacket or if I wear polo or lacoste is that too American? I am not saying I am trying to hide being American but I am sure not trying to stick out in a crowd. But like I said what are some necessities that I should bring...and not to sure on the weather over there? It has been a very warm winter in the states but I am not sure how the weather is gonna be over in dam....it says high 40's is that about right for the beginning of march?

Thanks yall,
Jordan
You can wear whatever you want. . .expect cold and damp. . .only rarely snows. . (hope that it does. . it is so beautiful). . .good, warm walking shoes. . . warm hat. . . .large wallet and a good 'tude
I went a couple years ago in March and everyday it rained and was pretty cold. For me that's perfect because after visiting a c-shop the sunshine is not my friend. If you don't want to stick out I would suggest bringing a pair of tennis shoes that are not white. I have heard before that you always can tell an American by their white sneakers. And I think that's true. Where I live people seem to dress in techni-color, so when I showed up for my first trip with a bright pink hat and scarf I felt a little out of place and quickly ditched them for black ones. I have always found Europeans wear dark colors mostly. Also bring a good travel umbrella. I found one very small that can fit in a lg. pocket.
Orange Zig Zags and if your checking luggage.. I suggest BIC lighters.. as they arent sold in Amsterdam... and the cheapo's are worse than Scripto's back in the states.

That and if the weather is shitty.. and your gonna be doing alot of walking.. perhaps a strong umbrella and some Cold/flu medication like Nyquil or Robotussein
Books

If you like to read and English is your language, be sure to bring your reading material with you. English language books are very expensive in Holland, and selection is limited.

Dogbreath
I traveled for 10 days in March of 2002...not one day of rain. I was blessed for sure! Fear not, you may still boldly go while staying dry!

weather.com
I traveled for 10 days in March of 2002...not one day of rain. I was blessed for sure! Fear not, you may still boldly go while staying dry!

weather.com

10 days without rain? What were you smoking?

I remember once in the Summer of '83 my brother and I were smoking some dust and then wandered out to go to a bar a few blocks away. The bartender freaked out when we came in because we were soaked to the bone and nobody was even out on the street because the rain was coming down so hard and the wind was blowing through like a hurricane. We hadn't even noticed.
I have pictures to prove it....blue skies...nothing but blue skies!!
I traveled for 10 days in March of 2002...not one day of rain. I was blessed for sure! Fear not, you may still boldly go while staying dry!

weather.com

But, conversley, when I was there in August/September 2001 it rained every day - several times every day - for 10 days!
But it was light Dutch summer rain and it passed as quickly as it arrived

:-)
Then you must have remembered to bring your umbrella, Trek....

... forgetting your umbrella most certainly brings many rainy days... a fundamental law of the universe.

It is written...

Dogbreath
I traveled for 10 days in March of 2002...not one day of rain. I was blessed for sure! Fear not, you may still boldly go while staying dry!

weather.com

Which days in March? That's when I was there March 2002 from the 17th till the 25th. Of course my luck the days I am there it rains.
You're starting to sound like Willie Nelson (the singer, not the Cannabis Cup winner.) Um...or maybe both.
Oh, yes they are.
I traveled for 10 days in March of 2002...not one day of rain. I was blessed for sure! Fear not, you may still boldly go while staying dry!

weather.com

10 days without rain? What were you smoking?

I remember once in the Summer of '83 my brother and I were smoking some dust and then wandered out to go to a bar a few blocks away. The bartender freaked out when we came in because we were soaked to the bone and nobody was even out on the street because the rain was coming down so hard and the wind was blowing through like a hurricane. We hadn't even noticed.


lol!
Oh, yes they are.

& aren't allowed on flights anymore, either carried on or in checked baggage.
Correction up to two lighters are legal if they are in checked luggage and in DOT approved storage. http://www.zippo.com/otterBox/zippoOtterBox.aspx
Bring some phillies or dutches. They don't have cheap cigars in Amsterdam, and the wraps will blow your budget and your lungs.
Snowing pretty good this Tuesday morning. Be prepared for any kind of weather. Snow, rain, cold n windy. It can all happen anytime or at the same time. :) Bring the long johns/janes.
Hey, going to damn in 4 days. Need to know what are some musts to bring from the states. If I wear a north face jacket or if I wear polo or lacoste is that too American? I am not saying I am trying to hide being American but I am sure not trying to stick out in a crowd. But like I said what are some necessities that I should bring...and not to sure on the weather over there? It has been a very warm winter in the states but I am not sure how the weather is gonna be over in dam....it says high 40's is that about right for the beginning of march?

Thanks yall,
Jordan

I wear Lacoste and Im English.wear what you like mate.

Stone Island,Hackett,G Star is all good.

bring a good coat.
The lighter rule is a US law only. It is not an international law.

You can have lighters in carry-on or checked luggage when departing from Holland. I have never had them confiscated at Schiphol.

Dogbreath
The lighter rule is a US law only. It is not an international law.

You can have lighters in carry-on or checked luggage when departing from Holland. I have never had them confiscated at Schiphol.

Dogbreath

hmm.. They made all the US passengers go thru a seperate line and they specifically asked if we had lighters? (I had 2 that I had forgotten).. I also was able to get the "mini" matches from Dampkring.. I've got like 10 lil match boxes.. Lucky I got them thru customs.. n security.
Orange Zig Zags and if your checking luggage.. I suggest BIC lighters.. as they arent sold in Amsterdam... and the cheapo's are worse than Scripto's back in the states.

That and if the weather is shitty.. and your gonna be doing alot of walking.. perhaps a strong umbrella and some Cold/flu medication like Nyquil or Robotussein

Take lighters and papers with you to Amsterdam??!? For goodness sake don't forget to pack weed, tulips, cheese, herrings and clogs too.
CHAVTASTIC!!!
CHAVTASTIC!!!


Hardly cock munch.any idea the cost of the clothes mentioned?

now pop off to topman where the other tossers shop.
CHAVTASTIC!!!


Hardly cock munch.any idea the cost of the clothes mentioned?

Firstly, may I thank you for performing on command for me.

Now, two small points:

1. I am acutely aware of the cost of the brands you mention. I had to give up wearing such clothes when they were adopted as the uniform of the peasant underclass (i.e. when they started stocking them at TK Maxx).

2. Do you know what a chav is? It would appear not.

If you want to get ripped off to buy pissy off-the-shelf clothes that you will see twenty other chavvy little pricks wearing on any High Street, be my guest. Just don't expect awe from me because you paid £70 for a screen-printed polo shirt. I'll happily spunk that amount on fucking lunch.



I didn't like the berry (blueberry) at Mellow Yellow, left 1/2 gram on the table when I left.
so there is raw fish in the bottom of the vats of guinness. I was half right.
I had no problems using my own last month. Things have changed.
yes u can
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