Samuel Adams’ Jim Koch, And Chef David Burke Complete the All-American Cook-Out

Samuel Adams Brewer And Founder, Jim Koch, And American Culinary Pioneer, Chef David Burke, Take To The Grill And Get Things Brewing This Season As Classic Cuisine Makes A Comeback, Proudly Raise A Samuel Adams Boston Lager® to Complete the All-American Cook-Out

As Classic Cuisine Makes a Comeback, Proudly Raise a Samuel Adams Boston Lager® to Complete the All-American Cook-Out

Boston, MA – April 29, 2009 – With summer right around the corner, Jim Koch and David Burke prove how easy it is to upgrade your average backyard cook-out with full-flavored, American craft beer and classic grilled fare. Jim and David are firing up the grill from Memorial Day to Labor Day (and all the grill-outs in between) with the Samuel Adams What’s Brewing at the BBQ™ campaign, sharing expert grilling and Samuel Adams craft beer pairing tips. Simple to make additions that heighten the flavor of classic grilled dishes like David Burke’s Samuel Adams Boston Lager infused marinades, condiments and rubs, showcase the perfect match-up of full-flavored craft beer with all-American grilling favorites.

At a time when people are shifting their culinary focus from pricey gourmet back to tried and true, all-American foods, at-home chefs are looking for tips on how to cook simpler while still adding bold flavors to the classic dishes they love. Grilling season is no exception to this trend. Jim and David are grill-side to share their expert tips and ideas with people thirsty for flavorful American beer and hungry for a classic cook-out.

“Who doesn’t love a summer barbeque? It’s an outdoor entertaining tradition, and it’s simple to do right with just two basic ingredients…flavorful American beer like Samuel Adams Boston Lager and a juicy steak,” said Chef Burke. “I can’t think of anything better than firing up the backyard grill on a hot day with a cold Samuel Adams Boston Lager in hand and experimenting with how perfectly the full-flavored beer stands-up to the bold flavors of BBQ.”

Chef Burke has created a few craft beer-infused takes on American classics, including his signature: Grilled “Man” Burger with Samuel Adams Boston Lager Ketchup, Grilled Samuel Adams Boston Lager Marinated Sirloin, Grilled Sirloin with Grains of Paradise Steak Rub, Samuel Adams Boston Lager Angry Grilled Pork Spare Ribs and all the traditional sides from Grilled Corn on the Cob & Seasonal Vegetables to Grilled Potato Salad Boats. Jim Koch is ready to pair your meal with his original full-flavored, American craft beer, Samuel Adams Boston Lager.

“Full-flavored, high quality beers like Samuel Adams Boston Lager are perfect to pair with the bold, hearty flavors of grilled foods. The upfront malt flavor matches the caramelized flavors of grilled meat, while the hop finish lifts away the heaviness from the palate,” said Samuel Adams Founder and Brewer Jim Koch. “Like many guys, I shy away from recipes that have a lot of steps. I’ve found that substituting beer for other ingredients can introduce you to a whole new world of flavors,” Koch said. “The brewer has already created a nice ‘spice package’ for you that’s very adaptable as a grilling marinade or an ingredient.”


Samuel Adams Boston Lager Marinated Sirloin

14 oz steaks

Method: Cut steaks in half lengthwise and marinade 4 hrs. Grill over medium heat approx. 5 min. on each side until medium rare. Slice steak crosswise against the grain and serve


• 1 cup Samuel Adams Boston Lager
• 2 cups canola oil
• 3 cloves roasted garlic
• 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
• 1 tbsp Coleman’s mustard
• 2 tbsp chili powder
• 1 tbsp cayenne
• 1 tbsp paprika
• 1 tbsp butcher black pepper
David Burke’s Grains of Paradise Steak Rub
(Serves Four Steaks)

• 4 tbsp grains of paradise
• 1 tbsp ground juniper
• 1 tbsp butcher black pepper
• 1 tbsp ancho-chili powder
• 2 tbsp smoked sea salt

Method is simple: Sift together all of the above ingredients. Rub an even amount on each steak and grill to your preferred temperature.

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Blurring the lines between chef, artist, entrepreneur and inventor, Burke stands as one of the leading pioneers in American cooking today. His fascination with ingredients and the art of the meal has fueled a career marked by creativity, critical acclaim and the introduction of revolutionary products and cooking techniques. His passion for innovative, adventurous cooking mirrors that of Jim Koch’s obsession for brewing, making their culinary partnership a successful pairing for over three years. In addition to David Burke’s Primehouse, Burke’s other properties include davidburke townhouse (New York, NY), David Burke at Bloomingdale’s (New York, NY), David Burke Las Vegas, Burke in the Box at McCarran Airport (Las Vegas, NV), David Burke’s Primehouse (Chicago, IL), David Burke Fromagerie (Rumson, NJ), David Burke Prime and Burke in the Box (Mashantucket, CT), as well as his newest venture, Fishtail by David Burke (New York, NY). Chef Burke is also the acclaimed author of two cookbooks, Cooking with David Burke and David Burke’s New American Classics.