Hello, you beautiful burger, you! Come to daddy!
You could really prepare your burger any way you'd like it and this beer would be a fine companion. I prefer medium rare. The malts of the beer have a gamey/herbal essence to them so that complements my preferred way of cooking it. This allows the caramel malt sweetness of the beverage to shine & really get to the sweetness of the meat. That char on the outside of the beef has a lot of concentrated sweetness and the beer just really gives that char a high five while embracing the grill marks. The bitterness & rye work together to cut thru the fat of the burger & also the bleu cheese, lifting it up that fat and letting those juicy & savory meat flavors to come thru. The mushrooms were sauteed to achieve a golden brown crust on one side, so that adds another element of flavor and texture to the dish.
I love the versatility of burgers. You can pair them with a number of different beers & get a number of different flavors & experiences with each. I also enjoy these beers with burgers: amber ale, IPA, DIPA, brown ale, porter, schwarzbier, etc. So, my friends, fire up that grill while you still can! See you at the dinner table.
Welcome to my blog! I want to show the world a simple meal paired with craft beer can elevate their dining experience to unique levels. Cheers!