Hard Rock Cafe will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with its new GUINNESS Irish Stout and Jameson Irish Whiskey infused-burger and beer duet. The GUINNESS & Jameson Bacon Cheeseburger, paired with a GUINNESS stout, will be available at cafe locations across the nation beginning February 18 through April 10.
Hard Rock Cafe’s GUINNESS & Jameson Bacon Cheeseburger features a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with Jameson Irish Whiskey bacon jam, a GUINNESS Stout cheese sauce, tomatoes, and seasoned arugula. The burger will be served alongside Hard Rock’s seasoned fries with the option to add a topping of GUINNESS cheese sauce and bacon, allowing guests to experience Irish stout flavors with every bite.
“For our fifth burger and beer pairing, we pushed ourselves to create a burger that masterfully infused unique and exciting culinary ingredients like bacon jam, Jameson Irish Whiskey and GUINNESS Stout,” says Darryl Mickler, senior director of research and development at Hard Rock International. “Hard Rock’s new GUINNESS & Jameson Bacon Cheeseburger offers a savory flavor profile that balances the rich notes of GUINNESS and plays up the smoky and sweet nuances of the Jameson infused bacon jam.”
The new GUINNESS & Jameson Bacon Cheeseburger joins Hard Rock’s line of burger and beer pairings, including the Rebel Legendary Burger, Goose Island Tropical Bacon Burger, Samuel Adams OctoberFest Schnitzel Burger, and the Modelo Especial Bacon Cheeseburger. Each limited-edition burger was created with a specific beer in mind, taking the culinary beer trend to the next level by infusing beer into the burger recipe.
“GUINNESS has been brewing beer for more than 250 years, and we knew Hard Rock would put a new, delicious culinary spin on our classic beverage,” adds Allen Roosa of GUINNESS. “This burger enhances the flavor of our GUINNESS Stout and will not disappoint loyal fans around the nation. What better time to roll out the pairing than around everyone’s favorite Irish holiday—St. Patrick’s Day.”
The GUINNESS & Jameson® Bacon Cheeseburger and beer pairing will be available at cafe locations nationwide along with additional pairings throughout 2016.