Burgers and beer may be a summer staple, but here in Canada we like to start grilling patties the minute the snow has melted off the ’cue, cracking cold ones on frosty patios. That means springtime is burger and beer time! To celebrate, we’ve got five stacked burgers full of fresh flavours matched with spring-ready craft brews from across the province. A Greek-inspired lamb patty topped with grilled asparagus and minty tzatziki is mellowed by a biscuity pale ale. A bacon-boosted turkey burger, accessorized with ginger-spiked rhubarb chutney and peppery cress, is matched to a toasty, refreshing brown ale. For purists, we’ve got an all-beef patty under a gooey roof of Jarlsberg and chewy mushrooms facing off against a big, bold piney IPA — the result is a mouth-watering contrast. Finally, for non-carnivores, there’s a herbaceous fillet-o salmon enhanced by a spritzy, lemony saison, or a nutty veggie burger with a sessionable, fruity ESB (Extra Special Bitter). So stock the fridge, put on your scarf and get grilling.