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The Beer Lover's Table: Aubergine Massaman Curry and Boxcar Brewery Double Dark Mild

Beer Lover's Table Boxcar Brew Co Claire Bullen East London London Mild

The Beer Lover's Table: Aubergine Massaman Curry and  Boxcar Brewery Double Dark Mild

If sourdough bread was very Lockdown 1, then Lockdown 3 looks more like one-pot cooking projects: long-simmered stews, tender meatballs, creamy pasta dishes. In the middle of a deep cold snap, the stove is the warmest place in the house, and standing in front of it for an extra hour or two has never felt so inviting.  Of course, there are other sensory pleasures to be had there, beyond the heat thrown off by the gas burners. If you’re making this Thai massaman curry, you can luxuriate in its beguiling, house-filling perfume right at the source. The fragrance is complex...

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Fundamentals #70 — Boxcar English Porter

Boxcar Brew Co East London Fundamentals Matthew Curtis Porter

Fundamentals #70 — Boxcar English Porter

It’s fun to watch Boxcar’s head Brewer Sam Dickison work. He exudes a zen-like calm, even when his situation becomes a little more stressful. Arriving at the taproom one Friday early in 2020, I witnessed Sam under slightly more duress than usual. He was brewing with an experimental dark malt from Simpson’s, one of the UK’s largest and most well-regarded malt producers. Called Roast 200, it’s meant to produce a beer deep brown in colour, full of roasted coffee flavours and aromas, but the brew was taking a bit longer than it should. Malt is in a fascinating place at...

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