Like love and marriage, Minneapolis and St. Paul, salt and pepper, and Bevis and Butthead, burgers and beer just naturally go together.
So if you take burgers that are a cut above the usual run of “fast casual” burger joints and pair them with beers that kick the suds out of those cheap, watery, mass-market brews, you’ve got. . . Well, you’ve got a limited time burger ‘n’ brew pairing at Smashburger, which has teamed up with Fort Lauderdale-based Holy Mackerel brewery to offer complementary pairings of eight different Smash sammies with an equal number of Holy Mack beers.
You can check ‘em out at our local Smash, which just opened at 1729 S. Federal Hwy. in Boynton Beach.
You want the rundown, here it is. . .
- 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.