Ask a Cicerone: The Best Beers to Drink with Burgers

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Burgers are a passion for us here at Serious Eats, and we make 'em year round. But it seems like summer's the ideal season for enjoying a burger on the grill, and grilling is even more fun with a beer in hand.

Sure, we could just grab whatever brews happen to be in the fridge, but if we're stocking up, what should we buy? Which beers go well with a cheddar cheeseburger? What about burgers with mustard? Grilled onions? Mushrooms? Hot peppers? We asked our crew of beer experts for their favorite burger-friendly beers, the ultimate pairing for a summer day. Here's what they had to say.

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