Summer is right around the corner! People are starting to fire up the grill and chill the beer, and we have got you covered for some delicious burger and craft beer pairings from our favorite local Pennsylvania breweries.
First, start with a simple ground beef patty and we will suggest some toppings and beer so you can customize a burger that matches your grilling personality! Turkey, bison or even a veggie burger work great, as well!
Classic American Burger
Suggested Toppings: American Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Pickle, Ketchup
Beer Pairing: American burgers pair well with a beer that is approachable and highly drinkable. Something to enjoy on a hot summer day. We suggest serving a classic burger with a Blonde Ale. We recommend Summer Love by Victory Brewing Company.
Black & Blue Burger
Suggested Toppings: Crumbled Blue Cheese, Sliced Tomato, Grilled Onion
Beer Pairing: Blue cheese pairs well with the hop bitterness of an India Pale Ale (IPA). We recommend County Line IPA by Neshaminy Creek.
Suggested Toppings: Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado, Mayo, Bacon
Beer Pairing: Avocados pair well with a nice farmhouse ale like a Saison, we were looking for something crisp yet savory. We recommend SlyFox’s Saison Vos.
Spice, Spice Burger
Suggested Toppings: Pepper Jack Cheese, Jalapeno peppers, Onion, Mayo
Cooking Tip: Mix our Spice, Spice Baby Dry Rub in with your ground beef for an extra kick!
Beer Pairing: To cool the heat we recommend pairing this burger with a Pilsner. Choose a brew that is slightly bitter with a light hint of citrus. We recommend Sunshine Pils by Troegs Brewing Company.
Suggested Toppings: Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Yellow Mustard
Beer Pairing: We suggest pairing a black bean burger with Sour Beer. We recommend Manayunk Brewing Company’s Cucumber Melon Gose “Belly Flop.”
Be sure to check out our dry rubs and dip flavors in The Pantry for an easy appetizer idea or even use it as a spread on your BBQ sandwich! YUMMO!