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Fundamentals #60 - Left Handed Giant X Ulitje Woodland Creatures Milk Stout

Bristol Fundamentals Left Handed Giant Matthew Curtis

Fundamentals #60 - Left Handed Giant X Ulitje Woodland Creatures Milk Stout

Years ago, I used to be something of a Scrooge when it came to Christmas time. These days, however, I’ll take every inch of joyfulness I can get. As soon as the artificial cobwebs come down post October 31st, I’m ready to launch myself into the festive season with aplomb. Colder days and darker nights also signify stout season, and what better way to embrace the darkness than with rich, roasty and comforting beers? The answer is to combine the two, merging the glee of the approaching Christmas season with beers of an increasingly nocturnal persuasion. By which I mean...

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The Beer Lover’s Table: Wild Garlic Pierogi with Caramelised Onions and Left Handed Giant x Whiplash There, There Rye IPA

Beer Lover's Table Bristol Claire Bullen Dublin Left Handed Giant Whiplash

The Beer Lover’s Table: Wild Garlic Pierogi with Caramelised Onions and Left Handed Giant x Whiplash There, There Rye IPA

Wild garlic is one of my favourite signifiers of spring. Prized and elusive, the glossy leaves burst forth at the start of the season in great verdant patches before disappearing for another 11 months. When they arrive, I tend to do the same things with them, year after year: cheese scones, pesto or chimichurri. This year, I craved a change. Enter the humble pierogi – one of my favourite comfort-food dishes. If you’ve never had pierogi, think of them as ravioli by way of Poland, filled with (in this case) cheesy mashed potato in lieu of ricotta. They’re stuffed, sealed,...

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