@michael – I haven’t had a Smithwick’s in years! That used to be my go-to beer before we started having a microbrewery on every street corner. Now I’ve become a total hipster beer snob, only drinking craft beers. [lol] I’ve had Perrin’s Black and Gold at other bars, so this time I tried their 98 Problems IPA (tasty, not too hoppy, not too bitter, with a citrus undertaste), Remember the Ale-Amo (really tasty with a smoky-spicy undertaste), and also the Big Griz ABV (dark, but not too dark, with a caramel-y vanilla taste that sticks with you for hours).
@mar – dressed with olives. The burger itself had a nice smokey flavour as if it spent time next to the brisket, and was pretty thick. The bun was soft inside with a firm yet not hard top crust, really good. The mayonnaise, sliced green olives, lettuce, and thick slice of tomato were on the bottom bun with the burger on top. And yes, high heat warnings definitely call for a beer or three!