Hamburger chains are hoping to capture a piece of the craft beer momentum.
Smashburger, which opened its first restaurant in Colorado in 2007 and now operates 160 locations in 27 states, is rolling out burger-and-beer pairings in its Colorado restaurants.
The burger chain has long carried beer and wine in its restaurants but is now taking things a step further. It is partnering with fellow Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing, the No. 3 craft brewer in the U.S. to offer suggested pairings for some of its menu items.