If we can’t do something ourselves we’ll collaborate with good people who can. Laine Brew Co make brilliant beers just outside Brighton - where Honest was founded - 15 miles from the farm that grows our potatoes.
Find Burger Beer at all our restaurants in pints and halves (where available) or 500ml bottles and 330ml cans.
Laine takes its inspiration from the vibrant pub scene in Brighton and Hove. Brewed a few miles away in the South Downs, Laine’s beers are unpasteurised to keep the beer as lively and fresh.
Their beers are unpretentious, sessionable and consistent. Laine has a few pubs up and down the country and experimental brewpubs in Brighton and London.
Will has made beers for Fourpure, Siren and Meantime. He’s a longstanding Honest fan, having lived near us in Clapham, which was a big help when deciding what style of beer to brew.
“Honest champions big British flavours and cooks them with care and respect for the customer and the environment. These values really resonate with us.”
Big-brand lagers are a bit like frozen chips – they can be totally fine but they’re the same from place to place and rarely as satisfying as homemade. We could never serve a frozen chip next to our burgers, which took so much time and hard work to get right.
So we created a lager that can stand up to our burgers and – we think – make them taste even better. There’s been a lot of clever thinking from Laine on how to brew the perfect beer to be enjoyed with our food. See flavour notes below.
Surrounded by the South Downs national park, the brewery is rooted in the countryside while keeping close ties with Brighton. “We feel we have the best of what Sussex has to offer – the creative bustle of Brighton and the serenity of the Downs. We hope that comes out in our beers.” – Will
Made from just water, malted barley, wheat, hops and yeast, Burger Beer has nowhere to hide. And it’s 100% vegan.
Burger Beer is brewed with British malted barley (with no cheap adjuncts or fillers), plus punchy, popular US hops Summit and Centennial to create a vibrant, crisp-tasting beer in the classic lager tradition.
|FLAVOUR NOTES - 'The Three Cs'
|COMPLEMENT: Create a bridge between flavours by highlighting similar notes in both beer and burger.
|Sweet red onion relish
|Sweet biscuity malt
|CONTRAST: Balance one flavour or sensation with an opposing one. The effect can be greater than the sum of its parts, increasing the enjoyment of both.
|Rich beef and smoked streaky bacon
|Crisp light lager body; refreshing bitterness; session-able 4.2% ABV
|CUT: Contrast taken up a gear – use highly opposing flavours and sensations to ‘cut’ through their counterpoints. Bitter aromatic hops stimulate appetite, while carbonation lightens and cleanses the palate between bites of burger.
|Fatty cheese and meats
|Piney bitterness from Summit and Centennial hops; gentle carbonation
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