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Bars in Salem NH: The Best Beer and Burger Pairings

When it comes to pairing beer with different types of burgers, there are several factors to consider. This includes things like the meat’s flavor, toppings, and overall richness. Last week we covered the topic of what makes a burger so delicious, but this month at Granfanallys, we’re diving a little deeper to see what beers pair best with different styles of burgers. And in the meantime, when you’re craving a burger and brew, visit one of your favorite bars in Salem, NH, Granfanallys!

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The classic beef burger.

The classic beef burger is a staple of American cuisine and pairs well with a variety of beers. For a traditional burger with ketchup, mustard, and pickles, a refreshing lager like Budweiser or Pilsner Urquell would work well. For more complex burgers with cheese, bacon, and grilled onions, a hoppy IPA or rich stout is a great match.


The mushroom and swiss burger.

A mushroom and Swiss burger has a savory flavor profile that pairs well with a beer that can match its depth. A brown ale or a porter would complement the burger’s earthy flavors. Something like a red ale or an amber ale would bring out the cheese’s nutty notes. Our Beefsteak Tomato Burger is the perfect pairing in this case!

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The BBQ burger. 

A BBQ burger has a rich, smoky flavor that pairs well with a beer that has a similar profile. A dark beer like a porter or a stout would complement the burger’s smokiness. A hoppy IPA would also cut through the sweetness of the BBQ sauce. We recommend checking out our Texas Smoked Burger or Spicy Jalapeno Burger!

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The turkey burger.

A turkey burger has a milder flavor than beef. It’s essential to pair it with a beer that won’t overpower it. A light wheat beer or a Belgian-style saison would complement the turkey’s mild flavor nicely. Alternatively, a fruity beer like a cherry wheat or a raspberry ale would add a sweet note to the burger.

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The veggie burger.

Veggie burgers can have a wide range of flavors and textures. So it’s essential to choose a beer that matches the specific burger’s profile. For a nutty or earthy veggie burger, a brown ale or a porter would provide a robust flavor pairing. For a spicier veggie burger, a Belgian dubbel or a Saison would help balance the heat.


Visit One of Your Favorite Bars in Salem, NH, Granfanallys!

If you’re craving a savory burger that’s loaded with flavor after this blog, you know where to find us. We encourage you to browse our online menu to find the perfect burger to satisfy your tastebuds. We guarantee there’s an option that everyone will enjoy- even veggie lovers! We look forward to seeing you!

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354 N. Broadway, Salem, NH

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