Schnitzel is best washed with beer. 500ml tankards of ice cold Spaten are very popular, but rewards await if you go off tap.
Jopen is Dutch brewer from the city of Haarlem. In its heydey, Haarlem boasted over 50 brewers before heavy taxation and cheaper alternative beverages terminally reduce the demand for beer and ultimately all the brewers close. In 1992, efforts to revive Haarlem’s brewing past were kicked and recipes from 1407 and the 1500s were discovered. The Jopen Brewery started making beers according to the recipes. Long story short, the Jopen brewery has gone from strength to strength. They make a really good IPA, which they claim was inspired by strong hoppy beers made by the Dutch for transportation to the East Indies. Sounds familiar. Maybe an EIPA, which is easier to say than “Duraebel Scheepsbier”. Any way, a bloody good beer to accompany a bloody good feed.
Una’s Restaurant: 340 Victoria Road, Darlinghurst, NSW