All Hail the BrewBurger
It's not anything new to infuse beer and food. To be more specific, infusing beer into the culinary greatness that is hamburgers. One Scottish brewery has taken it up a notch with their new ID only "BrewBurger". "ID only" meaning that the alcohol content is so high that only those old enough to drink are allowed to eat it. Normally, when you use alcohol in your food most of the actual alcohol cooks off. If you're trying to get bombed off the food you'll need to eat enough to make you puke. Might as well just drink the booze instead of eating it.
So what's this BrewBurger all about, straight mouthwatering is what it is. It consists of just under a half pound burger patty topped with beef drippings and beer fried onions made with BrewDog's flagship Punk IPA and finished off with a BBQ reduction made from BrewDog's Paradox cask-aged Imperial Stout. God damn that sounds good!!
A bottled beer, named Bourbon Baby, has been created specially to compliment the dish. It's a barrel aged scotch ale with notes of spice and brown sugar to pair with the sweetness of the burger.
Co-founder James Watt had this to say about the speciality brew and burger,
“The BrewBurger brings together the best of BrewDog and Honest Burgers. Our businesses are both built on passion and innovation, so it’s awesome to be working together. Pairing beers with food has become an art form in the craft beer movement, and this project has become a unique challenge as hints of some of our most well-known beers were already present in the burger."
BrewBurger and Bourbon Baby craft beer will be served as a package at all Honest Burgers restaurants from 3 March until 2 April 2014, and at BrewDog venues across the country on selected dates. Drink Business has the whole story