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Pairing the Best Craft Philly Beers with Your Backyard Burgers

Summertime brings grilling, and grilling means burgers. In this blog, we share some advice from beer experts at Serious Eats for the best beers to pair with burgers. Sure, you could grab whatever you have stocked in the fridge, but why not try out some great local beers? Note that most experts say the toppings are the key to pairing. For instance, put a sweeter beer with sour (pickles, cheeses) condiments, and a hoppier beer with sweet/salty (ketchup, mushrooms) condiments.  Lagers pair well with burgers because they cut through the fat from the meat.The hops in IPAs pair well with spicy condiments, like hot peppers or spicy mustard. The bitterness of an IPA cuts through spicy foods well.Pale ales are a standard burger pairing because they balance out the typical condiments (bacon, lettuce, etc.)Saisons pair well with earthy toppings like grilled onions, roasted red peppers, and savory cheeses.
So you have the categories, now keep it local! Here are the 25 best craft beers from Philade…

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