Craft Burgers and Beer – The Perfect Match

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buffalo style chicken patties, stone ground mustard cheese, hickory smoked bacon, ol marinara sauce, bleu cheese dressingAt Burger Theory, we pride ourselves on providing some of the best food in Idaho Falls. We love craft burgers and we love craft beers. What’s even better? Serving the two together for a unique flavor combination—it’s the perfect match!

Craft beer has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. These beers are often made with high-quality ingredients and offer a unique flavor that you won’t find with your typical mass-produced beer brands. When it comes to burgers, we believe that the same philosophy applies—fresh, quality ingredients make for a burger that’s delicious and satisfying.

That’s why we’ve created a menu of gourmet craft burgers, and each one can be paired with a different craft beer. Whether you’re a fan of hoppy IPAs or malty stouts, we’ve got a burger and beer combination that will suit your taste. So come on in and try one today!

Some Unique and Interesting Flavor Combinations

Light Burgers

Light burgers with simple toppings like grilled onions, portobello mushrooms, roasted red peppers, creamy cheese and crisp lettuce pair best with anything that serves as a light palate cleanser, anything citrus and floral flavored and of course, anything sweet.

Rich Burgers

Burgers with heartier, more robust toppings like bacon, avocado, grilled jalapeños, caramelized onions, sharp cheddar and BBQ sauce go best with richly flavored beers. The maltiness will go great with the fat of the burger, while the hops will provide a nice balance.

Dark, full-bodied beers are perfect for burgers with bleu cheese, mushrooms, crispy onion strings or any other earthy flavors. The chocolate and coffee notes will also complement a burger topped with bacon and/or served on a pretzel bun.

Smoky BBQ Burgers

Burgers topped with smoked Gouda, cheddar, Swiss or American cheese, as well as bacon or grilled onions, are a match made in heaven with Pale Ales, IPAs and Pale Lagers (American Pisners). They will bring a note of bitterness that will round out all of the sour, sweet, salty and umami flavors.

Or, if you’re looking for something a little different, try pairing your burger with a Belgian-style Witbier or Wheat Ale. The citrusy notes will brighten up any burger, regardless of toppings.

Sweet and Savory Burgers

Pairings for these burgers can get a little tricky, as you don’t want to overwhelm the burger with a sweet beer, nor do you want the burger to overshadow the beer. A light-bodied Red Ale or even an Amber Ale will usually suffice. If you’re feeling adventurous, try a fruit beer or Belgian-style Dubbel.

Veggie Burgers

Veggie Burgers are packed with flavor and nutrients, making them the perfect candidate for a refreshing Wheat Beer or Hefeweizen. The lighter body and lower alcohol content will not overwhelm the delicate flavors of the burger. For a heartier option, try an Amber Ale or Red Ale.

Get the Perfect Flavor Combination at Burger Theory!

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Now that you know what types of beer to pair with your favorite burger, it’s time to put theory into practice! At Burger Theory, we have a wide variety of local burgers and beers for you to choose from. The knowledgeable staff at our all American restaurant can help you find the perfect pairing for your meal. So come on down and enjoy a delicious burger and beer, or order online—our menu.