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Fundamentals #76 — Donzoko Big Foam Rustic Lager

Donzoko Fundamentals Hartlepool Lager Matthew Curtis

Fundamentals #76 — Donzoko Big Foam Rustic Lager

Foam is unquestionably one of the most joyous parts of drinking beer. Most European nations already know this. Take the Dutch or the Belgians,­­­­­ for example: deftly serving up chalice after chalice laden with froth, before deftly whipping off the top with a swish of a knife. It’s elegance personified. In Germany and the Czech Republic, they know that all of the delicious flavour from noble hops is packed into a beer's head, so they make sure plenty of it is there for you to enjoy. The Czechs even take this to the extreme with the mlíko pour – a...

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The Beer Lover’s Table: Chicken Laksa and Braybrooke x Donzoko Vienna Lager

Beer Lover's Table Claire Bullen Donzoko Hartlepool Lager

The Beer Lover’s Table: Chicken Laksa and Braybrooke x Donzoko Vienna Lager

Here are all of the reasons you should make chicken laksa during lockdown: 1. It’s a flexible way to use up pantry staples. Looking to expand beyond beans and rice, and need an excuse to crack into your spice stash? Laksa (a spicy noodle soup that hails from Southeast Asia) is the perfect cause to which you can devote your ginger and garlic, your tins of coconut milk, your chicken stock. And don’t worry if you don’t have all the ingredients to hand: this flexible and versatile dish can be tweaked to match what’s in your pantry. Limes work in...

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The Beer Lover’s Table: New Zealand-Style Buffalo Chicken Pies and Burnt Mill x Donzoko Dark Second Dark Lager

Beer Lover's Table Burnt Mill Claire Bullen Dark Lager Donzoko Lager

The Beer Lover’s Table: New Zealand-Style Buffalo Chicken Pies and Burnt Mill x Donzoko Dark Second Dark Lager

This column begins with a humblebrag: this pairing was inspired by a beer and a snack that I enjoyed at Hill Farmstead Brewery in Vermont in January. After New Year’s, my brother and I planned a beer-themed road trip through New England, and Hill Farmstead was, naturally, our first priority. And so we journeyed up on a snowy Saturday morning, up through the mountains in our sturdy pickup truck. We sampled saisons and hoppy styles and the brewery’s immaculate Marie Helles, but the beer that has lodged in my mind was a dark lager, which I drank standing on the...

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