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Richard Johnson

Breathalyser Burger

It’s not just any burger. It’s a burger with an ABV. A burger so alcoholic you’ll have to show your ID if you want to order it. The brainchild of BrewDog co-founder James Watt and Honest Burgers co-founder Tom Barton, the limited edition BrewBurger is a 150g aged beef patty with Comté cheese and bacon candied with BrewDog’s iconic amber ale, 5AM Saint. The craft-cuisine mastery doesn’t end there however as the BrewBurger is topped with beef dripping and beer fried onions using BrewDog’s flagship Punk IPA and a BBQ reduction made from BrewDog’s Paradox cask-aged Imperial Stout. To complement the taste notes of the BrewBurger, BrewDog have developed an accompanying bottled beer named Bourbon Baby. It’s a barrel-aged baby scotch ale with notes of spice and brown sugar designed to bring out the complex sweetness of the burger.

“The BrewBurger brings together the best of BrewDog and Honest Burgers” says James Watt. “Our businesses are both built on passion and innovation, so it’s awesome to be working together. Pairing beers with food has become an art form in the craft beer movement, and this project has become a unique challenge as hints of some of our most well-known beers were already present in the burger. This meant the pairing for the BrewBurger demanded something totally new and distinctive that worked with such a complex creation, and that was precisely our approach in creating Bourbon Baby. It’s also , which is pretty cool.”