Beer: Moon Juice Galactic IPA
Brewery: SanTan Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale
Nicknamed because it tastes “out of this world,” SanTan Brewing’s Moon Juice Galactic IPA is made with Galaxy and Nelson-Sauvin hops. The result is notes of peach, apricot and tropical fruit.
Dish: California burger
Cost of dish: $13
This mouthwatering burger was awarded third place in a local battle burger competition. The patty is 6 ounces of responsibly sourced beef cooked to the guest’s liking, in between a brioche bun with a housemade herb aioli spread. The burger is complemented with Swiss cheese, pickled red onions, shredded lettuce, avocado and sweet potato strings. It pairs with Hand Cut’s signature salt and vinegar fries and — of course — the Moon Juice IPA, which plays up the best of the beer’s tropical and fruit notes without overpowering the meaty goodness.
“The hidden gem of the Scottsdale Waterfront, Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse is one of the city’s hippest culinary destinations focused on local, responsibly sourced ingredients and a stellar handcrafted cocktail menu. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the chophouse also serves delicious pastas and salads that can be complemented with a savory side or appetizer. Try combining one of our signature burgers with our crafted housemade cocktails, a glass of wine, or with one of Arizona’s local beers on tap. You will find some of your favorite beers at Hand Cut from our local breweries such as Sonoran, Four Peaks and SanTan.”
– Sean Frantz, marketing director for Riot Hospitality Group
Hand Cut Chophouse
7135 E. Camelback Road, Suite 154, Scottsdale