Chef’s Log 60: It’s Getting Draughty

I confess, it took me a while to wrap my head around this thing called ‘beer.’ It confused me. It was fizzy, and most fizzy drinks I had sampled till then were sweet; overwhelmingly so. But not only is beer not sweet, it’s downright bitter! Add to that a strange frothiness, and I was flabbergasted. Slowly, however, I began to discover many wondrous advantages to this strange drink. It is an excellent way to wash down meals as its flavour never overpowers the palate; in fact, it would make a great palate cleanser. It is surprisingly cooling on a hot summer day, especially when chilled. And based on a few experiments conducted on willing (often eager) humans, I have concluded that it is an effective means to combat work-related stress. So imagine my delight when I discovered that there are places dedicated to serving this wonderful refreshment in its various forms. I recently paid a visit to one such place: The Beer Cafe in Koregaon Park.

Photo credit: Ayushman Datta Gupta

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