Thursday, October 13, 2011

OH HELLES YES! - Southwest Burger and Paulaner Munich

As part of an ongoing weekly post yours truly will be picking one food menu item and pairing it with one of our 150+ bottle beers from our monster beer menu. Stay tuned each week for an informed, tried and true suggestion.

This weeks' winning couple is:

Mudville's Sexy Tex-Mex Southwest Burger and Paulaner's Munich Hell Lager


The Chemistry:
How's your Tex-Mextiquette? Okay, so imagine a half-pound Angus burger (cooked say, medium rare?) blanketed in cheddar cheese (or Pepper Jack!), topped off with caramelized onions and green and red peppers. Add salsa to fill in any gaps. Okay, now reach up and close your mouth and let's figure out which beer might go with that. As always, tastes can vary for each individual. This guy likes a nice Hell(es) Lager to accompany something with so much stick-to-your-teeth consistency. Beer in Bavaria is sometimes known as Flussiges Brot, or "liquid bread" especially the popular quaffing brew that is the Paulaner Munich Hell. This golden bombshell was the Bavarian answer (in the 1800's) to the swiftly invading Czech Pils as Germans started needing a malty, yet "bright" beer to wash down richer foods without overpowering the flavor. Almost 200 years later this straw blonde is still a favorite to complement any burger or brat in smart circles.
Bon Apetit!

P.s. don't forget to ask for extra jalapenos to spice it all up. The Hell will temper any burn (no pun intended).


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