Sunday, July 5, 2009

Get It Together: Booches Burgers and American Brown Ale

Booches might possibly make the best burgers in the world. You don't believe me? Come to Columbia, MO and try them for yourself.

I understand. You'll take my word for it.

Anyway, my folks took the kid to Booches for some lunch while R and I painted her office. Thankfully, the grandparents returned with two Booches cheeseburgers with everything plus grilled onions. A burger like this calls for something with enough alcohol and hops presence to cut through the grease. A little sweetness wouldn't hurt either. So, I went with a Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale. Perfect.

At this point, it should be noted that many of my pairing ideas lately come from the book He Said Beer She Said Wine. The beer portion of the book is written by Dogfish Head's Sam Calagione. This particular pairing was directly from his suggestion for burgers. However spot on this choice was, I doubt Mr. Calagione has ever had a burger like Booches.


  1. I think Booches burgers are sort of like cigarettes ... meaning, I feel like I've ruined myself by ever having them, and now I will always want them for the rest of my life. So, when is Thanksgiving, again?

  2. I dig the beer choice but I gotta say: I've tried Booches burgers a few times and found them to be bland and unremarkable. I don't get the attraction.


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