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Jul 14, 2023 04:47PM ● By BrewView


Tim’s Awesome Burger has been a staple at Whetstone since the doors opened in 2012. Tim’s Awesome Burger tops Whetstone's signature beef blend patty with smooth peanut butter, maple glazed bacon, and tangy red onions. The combination might surprise you, but the mix of savory and a touch of sweet and tangy balance each other. The non-traditional pairing was discovered after a late night of sampling some beers by co-founder Tim Brady. When he asked his new chef to put it on the menu, the chef balked and said that he didn’t want his name on such a thing, and so he called it the “Tim Burger.” When Tim saw that on the menu, he revised the name to Tim’s Awesome Burger as a joke with the chef. Over 10 years later, Whetstone has made over 20,000 Tim’s Awesome Burgers, and it continues to be one of their most popular items. Tim’s Awesome Burger pairs incredibly well with Whetstone Rug Life Amber Ale or I’m Down Brown Ale.


Anna and Bruce at Dirt Church always offer something different that perfectly complements their location in Burke Mountain country. Next time you roll in, order a Hangover. No, not that kind of Hangover—the sandwich kind, and it’s delicious! Pair it with their Trail Angel and you’re all set.




Time for a trip to the Islands— Alburgh, Vermont, specifically. Kraemer and Kin deliver a classic cheeseburger (below). The beef is raised in North Hero, just 7 miles south of the brewery, and topped with island greens, tomato, onion, and Vermont cheddar on a brioche bun. Local and delicious!

And keeping it local is the Alburgh BLT (left)—the bacon is from Northern Meats out of Alburgh and includes islands green and tomato on sliced deli bread from VT Bake Shop, also located in Alburgh.

Yes please!



Whirligig Brewing’s new kitchen uses fresh, locally baked Shokupan-inspired bread for its sandwiches, made with house smoked meats and cheeses. Try their House Smoked Rib Sandwich (left) with smoked dry rub baby back ribs, house honey miso BBQ sauce, house chipotle mayo, cotija cheese, cilantro, lettuce, and tomato.



After some very kind words, Sam from Hogback delivered The Back Yard Burger, available every Thursday at the taproom courtesy of Lucky Star Kitchen. This quarter pounder smashburger (right), made with all Northeast raised beef, is served up with American cheese, house pickled maple cider onions, and smash sauce on a toasted brioche bun. Make it a double or add bacon. Pair it with the Life’s a Pitch Pale Ale, and you’ve got a taste of summer perfection!



Stone Corral comes in hot with Billy’s Cheesesteak (left), consisting of shaved ribeye steak, pan fried onion and peppers, horseradish mayo slaw, topped with an American and Plymouth cheddar blend on grilled sourdough. And as soon as you order a Billy, make sure to grab a Palomino Pale Ale. Layers of Pilsner, Vienna, and wheat malt are balanced by Sterling and Amarillo hops in the brewery exclusive Palomino Pale Ale. This pale ale is the perfect sandwich companion.



Sometimes you just have to go with a classic! And Idletyme brings theirs with the classic Reuben—yum. The Idletyme Reuben (right) stacks pastrami, corned beef, sauerkraut, hot cherry peppers, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing on toasted rye bread. 



The perfect northeast Kingdom day ends with a hot slice of wood fired Buffalo Chicken Pizza and a fresh, cold Chiller IPA while watching the area’s best live music @theBrewCabin. Every pizza is made by hand with fresh chicken, blue cheese, and a special hot sauce and cooked to order in a custom brick pizza oven for the freshest slice possible. When paired with the tropical but light taste of a 6% Chiller IPA and a Jay Peak sunset, you’ll be set for a perfect evening in the Kingdom. 



Wow, Snow Republic comes in with something that puts us at a loss for words. The Mac Sally (left). A maple buffalo dipped fried chicken, topped with lettuce and a pickle. But it doesn’t stop there. The crew then adds their blue cheese mac salad! Yes, you heard right—blue cheese mac salad. And it WORKS! Boy does it work! Delicious. 



So we checked in with Chef Christian Kruse at Black Flannel, he started and ended with one thing. S-M-A-S-H Burger! (right) Perfect! Single smash patty, American cheese, shredded lettuce, pub cheese, onion, dill pickle, brioche bun. We say go for the fries, and you can pair it with just about anything they make, beer or local cocktail. We enjoyed a Disco Montage with ours! 



Next time you’re in Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, check to see if the house made bologna sandwich (left) is on the menu. If it is, you can thank us after. WOW! 

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