Amstel Light & Heineken Light Burger Beast Challenge

Heineken Light Burger Beast Challenge

The Heineken Light Burger Beast Challenge began its life as the Amstel Light Burger Beast Challenge. Every January & February in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 I visited between 15 and 25 restaurants and paired their signature burger with an Amstel Light (2015 & 2016) or a Heineken Light (2017, 2018 & 2019).

I would then choose the burger that paired best with a Heineken Light Beer every year. On most occasions, I decided which burger I thought might pair best, but some restaurants had a special running just for the sweepstakes.

While that was happening, Burger Beast Readers could submit their burger pictures, and the winner would receive two tickets to the South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash.

All the winners and participants are listed below. You can also check out all the burger posts under the Instagram hashtag #burgerbeastsweeps

2019 Heineken Light Burger Beast Challenge

These were the 2019 Heineken Light Burger Beast Challenge participating restaurants.

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00 Saloon

307 SW 2nd Street
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

American Social – Fort Lauderdale

721 E Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

American Social – Brickell

7690 SW 1st Court
Miami, Florida

Barsecco

1421 S Miami Ave
Miami, Florida

Berries in the Grove

2884 SW 27th Avenue
Miami, Florida 

Black Market

168 SE 1st Street
Miami, Florida

BRGR Stop

1930 E Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 

Cadillac Ranch

11735 Sherry Lane
Miami, Florida 

Capone’s Flicker Lite

1014 N Ocean Drive
Hollywood, Florida 

The Dubliner

435 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, Florida 

Finnegans Way

1344 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 

Hijinks Sports Grill

133 SE Mizner Boulevard
Boca Raton, Florida 

Irishmen

1745 NW Boca Raton Boulevard
Boca Raton, Florida 

Keg South

112805 SW 136th Avenue
Miami, Florida 

Le Tub Saloon

1100 N Ocean Drive
Hollywood, Florida 

Lefty’s Tavern

15771 Coral Ridge Drive
Coral Springs, Florida 

Novecento

1414 Brickell Avenue
Miami, Florida 

Playwright Irish Pub

1265 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 

Red Rock Oasis & Grill

4443 Lyons Road D103
Coconut Creek, Florida

Señor Frogs

1450 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida

Tap 42 Craft Kitchen + Bar

1411 S Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 

*Terrazas at Hyde

4111 S Ocean Drive
Hollywood, Florida

Terrazas at Hyde La Brea Burger
2019 Winner: Terrazas at Hyde’s La Brea Burger with their house blend burger topped with tomato, onion, arugula, Swiss cheese, guacamole & spicy-ish chipotle aioli.
Terrazas at Hyde's Chefs Alvaro and Jose
Terrazas at Hyde’s Chefs Alvaro and Jose

Upper Deck Ale & Sports Grille

4906 E Hallandale Beach Blvd
Hallandale Beach, Florida

Whiskey Joe’s Bar & Grill

3301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, Florida

2018 Heineken Light Burger Beast Challenge

2018 Heineken Burger Beast Challenge Poster
2018 Heineken Burger Beast Challenge

I’ve been busy traveling around South Florida visiting the 24 participating restaurants and grabbing a burger and a Heineken Light. I was also posting a picture of each one on social media (FacebookTwitter, & Instagram).

This has been the toughest year to select just one best burger out of the bunch.

  1. American Social, Fort Lauderdale
  2. American Social, Brickell
  3. Area 31 at EPIC HOTEL, Downtown Miami
  4. Billy’s Pub, North Miami
  5. Burgers & Suds, Pompano Beach
  6. Copper Blues, West Palm Beach
  7. Fado, Brickell
  8. Finnegan’s Way, Miami Beach
  9. Flicker Lite, Hollywood
  10. George’s on Sunset, Coral Gables
  11. Hijinks Sports Grill, Boca Raton
  12. Irish Times, South Miami
  13. Jimbos Sandbar, Hollywood
  14. John Martin’s, Coral Gables
  15. Keg South KendallRead more about Keg South Kendall
  16. Leftys Tavern, Coral Springs
  17. Nick’s, Hollywood
  18. Playwright, Miami Beach
  19. Sandbar, Coconut Grove
  20. Sunset Tavern, South Miami
  21. Terrazas at Hyde, Hollywood
  22. Upper Deck Sports Grille, Hallandale Beach
  23. Whiskey Joe’s, Key Biscayne
  24. Wynwood Diner, Wynwood

After much deliberation, I’ve gotta say that the winner is Keg South of Kendall with their simple but effective 1/2 lb. cheeseburger. I don’t think you’ll find a better and more consistent chargrilled burger in South Florida.

Keg South was the Heineken Light Burger Beast Challenge 2018 Winner
2018 Winner: Keg South’s 1/2 pound Keg Burger with Cheese
Keg South Kendall, the 2018 Heineken Light Burger Beast Challenge Winners
The Keg South Kendall Team

Thank you to Heineken Light for sponsoring the 2018 Heineken Light Burger Beast Challenge and to all of the participating restaurants who created some really great burgers.

2017 Heineken Light Burger Beast Challenge

2017 Heineken Burger Beast Challenge Poster
2017 Heineken Burger Beast Challenge

If you’ve been following me on FacebookTwitter, & Instagram, then you’ve seen all spots I’ve stopped in to have a Burger with a Heineken Light. In case you hadn’t (which I find hard to believe), here are the 20 Restaurants that participated. So, please go out and give them some burger love.

  1. American Social, Fort Lauderdale
  2. American Social, Brickell
  3. Billy’s Pub, North Miami
  4. Bokampers, Fort Lauderdale
  5. Bull Market, Fort Lauderdale
  6. Fado, Brickell
  7. Finnegan’s Way, Miami Beach
  8. Flicker Lite, Hollywood
  9. Grove Bay Grill, Coconut Grove
  10. Jimbo’s, Hollywood
  11. Leftys Tavern & Grille, Pompano Beach
  12. Monty’s on South Beach, Miami Beach
  13. Nick’s Bar and Grill, Hollywood
  14. Novecento, Brickell
  15. Playwright Irish Pub, Miami Beach
  16. Sandbar, Coconut Grove
  17. Shenanigans Pub, Hollywood
  18. Taverna Opa, Brickell
  19. Upper Deck Sports Grille, Hallandale Beach
  20. Whiskey Joe’s, Key Biscayne

Deciding the winner of the 2017 Heineken Light Burger Beast Challenge #BurgerBeastSweeps was very difficult. They were some genuine contenders, but after careful deliberation, one restaurant stood out in my mind and taste buds.

Fado Irish Pub in Brickell had my favorite burger, the Fado Pub burger. It’s a grilled Angus 8oz. burger patty topped with smoked cheddar cheese, whiskey bacon marmalade & a fried egg on a pretzel poll. It was stunning and very delicious. You need to go out and try this bad boy.

Fado Pub Burger
Fado’s Pub Burger

2016 Amstel Light Burger Beast Challenge

2016 Amstel Light Burger Beast Challenge
2016 Amstel Light Burger Beast Challenge

February 22nd, 2016 – If you follow me on FacebookTwitter, & Instagramthen you’ve seen all spots I’ve stopped in to have a burger with an Amstel Light for the #BurgerBeastSweeps. If you haven’t, here are the restaurants that participated:

  1. 109 Burger Joint, Sweetwater
  2. American Social, Fort Lauderdale
  3. Batch, Brickell
  4. The Brass Tap, Pembroke Pines
  5. Bull MarketFort Lauderdale – Read more about Bull Market
  6. Bulldog Burger, North Miami Beach
  7. Burger & Beer Joint, Brickell
  8. Georgie’s Alibi, Wilton Manors
  9. Jeannie’s Pub and Grub, Plantation
  10. Keg South, Kendall
  11. Latin House, Kendall
  12. The Local, Coral Gables
  13. OneBurger, Sunrise
  14. Pincho Factory, Coral Gables
  15. Pincho Factory, Westchester
  16. Red Rock, Coconut Creek
  17. Rok Brgr, South Miami
  18. Rosies, Wilton Manors
  19. Tarpon Bend, Fort Lauderdale
  20. Top Burger, South Beach

After carefully thinking about all the great burgers I ate for the Amstel Light Burger Beast Challenge, I have a WINNER!

Bull Market from Ft. Lauderdale blew me away with their version of a Juicy Lucy. I’m a sucker for regional burgers, and the Juicy Lucy (cheese-stuffed burgers) is Minnesota’s specialty burger of choice. I’ve had plenty of Juicy Lucys in my burger lifetime, and this one ranks right up with one of the best.

Congratulations from Amstel Light and Burger Beast!

Bull Market's Jucy Lucy Burger in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Bull Market’s Jucy Lucy Burger

2015 Amstel Light Burger Beast Challenge

2015 Amstel Light Burger Beast Challenge
2015 Amstel Light Burger Beast Challenge Poster

February 18th, 2015 – After a grueling month of visiting 20 restaurants (yes, I said that with a straight face) and trying their Burgers paired with an Amstel Light, I have decided on the Amstel Light Burger Beast Challenge.

Before I announce it, I suggest you click on the links below to see which burgers I had at each restaurant; not a bad one in the bunch.

Here are the burger pictures:

  1. American Social, Fort Lauderdale
  2. Burger & Beer Joint, Miami Beach
  3. Batch, Brickell
  4. BurgerFi, Aventura
  5. Keg South, West Kendall
  6. Latin House, Kendall
  7. Le Tub, Hollywood
  8. Lefty’s Tavern, Coral Springs
  9. Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub, Hollywood
  10. Mike’s at Venetia, Miami
  11. Novecento, Midtown
  12. Pincho Factory, Coral Gables & Westchester
  13. Pub Grill, Cutler Bay
  14. Racks Downtown Eatery, Boca Raton
  15. Rebel House, Boca Raton
  16. Rhum Shak, Lake Worth
  17. Rosie’s, Wilton Manors
  18. Shula’s Burger, Kendall
  19. Tarpon Bend, Fort Lauderdale
  20. Vegas Burger Bar, North Miami

The #AmstelBurgerBeast Restaurant Winner is Batch Gastropub with their Batch Attack Burger: Brisket Burger, Gnocci Mac Attack Patty, Aged Gruyere Cheese, Pecan-Jameson Batch Bacon.

Batch Attack Burger in Miami, Florida
Batch Attack Burger

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