Side Order The Four Craftiest Beers
We’ve popped the lid on four world- class beers that – with the help of some noteworthy ingredients – will help you brew up a more robust constitution. Pull up a stool, this round is on us
01 Brewdog Punk IPA The high silicon content of IPAS helps maintain strong bones, according to research by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. As the ideal post-training brew, it could also come in handy when you’re stumbling home a few hours later. 02 Hop House 13 This Guinness-affiliated hoppy lager is a smart alternative to the black stuff, but no less nutritious. With hops shown to have an antianxiety effect, it’s the best way to kick back after a hard 9-5. 03 Abita Purple Haze The resveratrol in the raspberries used to brew this ale can protect your brain from age-related decline, say researchers at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. One to remember in the morning. 04 Astley’s Northern Hop Refreshment needed after a punishing squat session? A University of Georgia study found that ginger – present in this ‘red’ lager – can take the sting out of muscle soreness.
Early-hours haute cuisine is usually something of an oxymoron. Past 11pm, fare of any kind tends to be sought with one thing in mind – mainlining calories to slide a crash mat under your burgeoning hangover. We think you can do better. The duck and waffle from, erm, Duck & Waffle (duckandwaffle.com) has your back – a confit duck leg served with a hot, fluffy waffle and fried duck egg, and topped with sweet maple syrup, this is the sort of gourmet offering designed to improve your constitution at all hours. Luckily, it’s served 24/ 7. “The carbs from the waffle will help balance blood sugar – ideal whether you want to get some sleep, or keep the party going,” says Price. One less thing to regret, in other words. “This dish is balanced so that you feel well-fed afterwards but won’t suffer from the heavy spices in the morning,” confirms Duck & Waffle chef director Dan Doherty. We have no desire to believe otherwise.