Mulled wine? Sure. No problem. But mulled beer? If we weren’t so beer-obsessed, we may not have been willing to try it. But we couldn’t help ourselves when we saw the seasonal drink on the beverage list at Domku last week.
Piwo Pogrzewanie, Polish for “warm beer,” is a spiced drink comparable to Glögg, the more typical seasonal favorite made with wine. Domku’s general manager Mauri Systo told us that owner Kera Carpenter has tried different beers for her recipe, which works with any light lager, but she usually uses Baltika 5, a mild Russian beer. The drink is made with oranges, apple, cinnamon, cloves, and other spices.
It tastes exactly as you would think—like a warm, spicy, fruity lager. Although that may not sound appealing, it was quite good. You can try it for yourself as long as the weather remains dreary since they only make it in the fall and winter. Our guess is that this week may be your last chance for awhile.
If this novelty item isn’t your thing, Domku has an interesting selection of bottled beer from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Croatia. The drafts usually include a German pilsner, a Belgian seasonal, and Rogue Dead Guy Ale. Na zdrowie!