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Ultimate Beer Burger

Course: Entree | Beer Style: Porter

Brooklyn Brew Shop’s Ultimate Beer Burger

Every element of this beer burger from The Brooklyn Brew Shop includes a nod to craft beer: stout burger patties, spent grain buns, hop mayo and beer, bacon and onion jam.

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Yield: 4


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 cup stout or porter
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 tomato, thickly sliced
  • 4 leaves, bibb lettuce
  • 1 cup Beer, Bacon & Onion Jam
  • 1/2 cup Hop Mayo
  • 4 Spent Grain Burger Buns, toasted


  1. Simply-made or indulgently complicated, a good burger can come in a slew of mouth-watering iterations. But one thing's for sure: It's best served with a cold beer. We've taken our love for the classic combination of burgers and beer to the next level by stacking a stout-spiked patty with some of the most beer-filled and burger-ready recipes around.
  2. Sprinkle ground beef with salt, pepper and cayenne. Form into four loosely packed patties. Using your thumbs create a shallow well in the center of each patty.
  3. Heat your grill or skillet to medium-high. When hot place patties, indent-side up. Pour a couple spoonfuls of beer into each well. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, flip, and cook for 3 minutes more. Add cheddar and let melt over heat, about 1 minute.
  4. Slather toasted Spent Grain Burger Buns with Hop Mayo, stack patty, tomato, lettuce and a generous amount of Beer, Bacon & Onion Jam (we like it to almost look like there are two patties). Enjoy.

Meghan Storey has been lucky enough to work in the world of craft beer since graduating from the University of Mississippi. Now living in Nashville, TN, with her big yellow dog Wally, she loves introducing friends to new craft beer and food pairings. Since beginning work on she can be found adding beer to just about everything she cooks.

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