Would You Like a Burger With That Beer?


Beer connoisseurs are in for a treat when the Sacramento outpost of Davis-based Burgers & Brew opens next week: It will be offering an impressive selection of exotic and unusual beers, many of them Belgians, in bottles and on tap.

Brews on tap will include Burnt Amber Ale from Anderson Valley, Arrogant Bastard Ale from San Diego and Paulaner Hefe-Weizen from Germany. Tap selections will change seasonally. Bottled beers will include Allagash Curieux barrel-aged beer, a Belgian-styled American beer, and Delirium Tremens from Belgium. On the beer menu, there’s even a “champagne”-style ale, Deus Brut des Flandres, also from Belgium. After bottling, the yeast undergoes a secondary fermentation, which gives it a complex, champagne-like flavor and aroma.

The Allagash will cost $20, the Delirium Tremens $13.50. But each comes in a 750-ml. bottle (the size of a wine bottle). “It’s enough beer for two people,” says Philippe Masoud, who co-owns Burgers & Brew, along with the little Crepeville chain, with his brother, Derar Zawaydeh.

Burgers & Brew is located in the 14&R development that also houses Magpie Caterers Market & Cafe (which just opened this week) and Shady Lady Saloon (opening next Thursday, April 9). It will have a “soft opening” as early as Thursday, which means the owners will be working out the kinks while serving anyone who stumbles in.