Father’s Day Burger and Beers Round Up
Three recipes to try this Father’s Day
It’s the middle of June.
The grass is finely cut, the socks are with the sandals, and the smell of propane is in the air, which could only mean one thing.
It’s Father’s Day!
To celebrate Father’s Day we’ve compiled the ultimate burger recipe list featuring three recipes with different protein sources. And with the province’s craft beer industry booming (thanks to our not so distant cousin, Alberta barley), we’ve added a few recommended local brews that pair perfectly with each burger!
And of course, no burger is complete without the perfect bun. We recommend baking a batch of our Honey Cornbread Buns for a touch of sweet this Father’s Day.
Not only is this burger almost impossible to mess up, it tastes incredible as well. Smashing the burger makes the burger cook lightning fast and creates crispy edges on the patty. Because this burger is so simple, you have all kinds of options when it comes to toppings. Go classic with lettuce, tomato and pickles or try mixing it up with some pineapple and teriyaki sauce.
For refreshments, we recommend serving this burger with a classic beer like Village Blonde. It’s made with two-row Alberta barley, which gives it that crisp taste that’s perfect for standing at the grill telling people about your highschool glory days.
After dad is done cooking these burgers, you’d better move out of his favourite napping chair. A lighter and leaner protein option with a spicy/smoky twist, these turkey burgers feature pickled jalapenos, Swiss cheese and lots of BBQ sauce to keep the burgers moist. Swap out the brioche bun for a whole wheat option (or our honey cornbread buns) for additional fibre.
Speaking of wheat, try the 160 Alberta Wheat Ale from Origin Malting when serving this burger. It’s a wheaty, citrusy, refreshing brew made with Alberta barley that’s grown, malted and brewed on a fifth generation farm in Strathmore. It really doesn’t get more local than that!
The bursting flavour of portobello mushrooms make for an excellent beef substitute. For these burgers we love the recommended pesto and arugula, but feel free to use any condiments and toppings you like! There are no wrong answers when it comes to building your perfect burger.
An ideal beer pairing for this one is from Blindman Brewery out of Lacombe. Their River Session Ale is a slightly bready, yet citrus forward beer that’s the perfect antidote to beat the summer heat.
In addition to wheat, Alberta also grows some of the best barley in the world. This barley is used in so many fantastic beers from across our province, so be sure to check out Avenue Magazine’s 2020 Alberta Beer Awards page for more recommendations!