Burger Beer Battle 2015

Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam 2015

Sometimes an event takes place in Amsterdam and you know that you have to be there or you better have a damn good reason not to be. Your brother is getting married or your wife is having a baby, that sort of reason. This weekend, that event was the Burger Beer Battle 2015, brought to you by Oedipus Brewing and the Beef Chief. We devoured burgers, one after the other. And what better way to have your burger than with a cold drafted glass of beer. And I don’t even drink beer (wait what?).

Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam 2015

Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam
Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam
Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam
Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam
Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam
Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam

Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam

Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam 2015

Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam 2015

Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam
Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam

Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam

Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam

Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam
Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam
Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam
Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam 2015
Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam
Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam

Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam 2015

Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam

Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam
Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam

Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam

Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam 2015

Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam

Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam

Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam 2015

Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam
Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam

Burger Beer Battle Burger Beef Oedipus Amsterdam 2015

A good burger is hard to come by. Nowadays, everybody claims to have the best burgers in town. The perfect burger needs a well-balanced patty, thick enough to have a tender juicy medium rare. The buns, not too thick, not too soggy. The extras, pickles, sautรฉed onions, cheese. This year one burger was even served with beer gravy on the side (hallelujah). Top it off with your secret recipe sauce and you’ve found yourself a way into a (wo)man’s heart. The Burger Beer Battle 2015 kicked off at 4 o’clock with four burger joints going head to head:ย the Beef Chief (last year’s winner), Ruig, Hot Mama Hot and Rotisserie Amsterdam.ย All burgers had something that makes me crave for them now. The crispy onions on Hot Mama Hot’s burger, the deliciousย sauce of Rotisserie Amsterdam’s burger, the incredible cheese on Ruig’s burger and the awfully amazing combination of goat cheese, beets and gravy in the Beef Chief’s burger. In the end, the Beef Chief’s burger got my vote and it was all due to the brioche. Anyone who can work something classy into something greasy and turn it into something extraordinary is a winner in my books.

The four breweries battling it out in this first round were: Oedipus Brewing (last year’s winner), De Prael, Rooie Dop, Van de Streek. I am no beer connoisseur so when asked what I thought of the beers I mostly answered ‘bitter’. But with my little to no beer-drinking-experience, I did like the very appropriately named Salty Dick by Oedipus Brewing and the bacon-infused beer by De Prael.

And definitely a winner all evening: the pickleback bar! Someone needs to make me a shot of whiskey with pineapple habanero pickle juice, asap! That stuff was mighty good.

This was the Burger Beer Battle 2015’s first round. Check the next round on April 25th (get your early bird tickets here)! Will we see you there?