January 28, 2013 | 8:15am
South Florida Beer Week, which wrapped up yesterday, inspired Smashburger
to release a local craft brew and burger pairing menu at all South Florida locations.
Let's be honest: there are few foods that pair better than burgers and beer. The pairing menu was created by Smashburger founder, Tom Ryan and Bobby Gordash of Holy Mackerel. Starting at $8.48, the menu features eight Smashburger sandwiches, including two Smashchicken options.
The menu includes:
- AVOCADO CLUB BURGER + SPECIAL GOLDEN ALE
: Fresh avocado, Applewood-smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, ranch dressing and mayo on a multi-grain bun are a great match for Special Golden Ale. This beer washes down the creamy avocado's flavor and ends with a crisp finish.
- CUCUMBER & GOAT CHEESE CHICKEN SANDWICH + MACK IN BLACK:
Mack in Black Imperial Black Ale perfectly counterparts this grilled chicken sandwich of goat cheese, cucumbers, spinach, tomato, onion and balsamic vinaigrette on a multi-grain bun.
- SPICY BAJA BURGER + PANIC ATTACK:
Fiery pepper jack cheese, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, onion, spicy chipotle mayo, fresh jalapeños and a spicy chipotle bun offer the perfect balance to Holy Mackerel's Panic Attack. The spiciness of the burger can be cooled down by the honey-like sweetness of this ale.
-CRISPY BUFFALO CHICKEN SANDWICH + SPECIAL GOLDEN ALE:
Frank's® RedHot® Buffalo sauce, crumbled blue cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo on an egg bun find its match in this Special Golden Ale. With this ale's subtle orange and lemon notes, this crispy chicken sandwich's spicy flavors are further highlighted.
-BBQ, BACON & CHEDDAR BURGER + PANIC ATTACK:
Smoky and rich BBQ sauce, Applewood-smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, haystack onions and an egg bun serve as a harmonious backdrop to the eye popping flavor of this Trippel-and-Saison fused beer.
- CLASSIC BURGER + SPECIAL GOLDEN ALE:
American cheese, lettuce, tomato, ketchup, onion, pickles and our smash sauce on an egg bun is paired with the classic Special Golden Ale. The citrus notes of this golden ale only enhance the tart and tang of the popular Smash sauce.
- MIAMI BURGER + PANIC ATTACK:
The richness of the grilled Spanish chorizo and frita potatoes is greatly enhanced by the big bold flavors of Panic Attack, a Belgian Style ale with a hint of spice that pairs well with the spicy chipotle mayo on this regional burger.
- MUSHROOM SWISS BURGER + MACK IN BLACK:
Garlic sautéed mushrooms, mayo and aged swiss cheese on an egg bun combine perfectly with Mack in Black, an Imperial Black Ale. This bold, yet not too heavy beer, accompanies the burger with a great finish.
According to Ryan, "We're excited to offer guests not only these combinations, but also the opportunity to try a uniquely local brew."