Amstel Light Partners With Burger Beast For The Amstel Light Burger Beast ChallengeJanuary 28 – February 18, Instagram: #AmstelBurgerBeast

One of the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE’s most regarded events is without a doubt, Amstel Light® Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons hosted by Rachael Ray. More than 25 of the country’s top burger maestros have been carefully curated to bring their talents to South Beach so that you can decide who will take home this year’s coveted Amstel Light People’s Choice Award. Their best burger recipes and unique accompaniments will be perfectly accented by the refreshing taste of Amstel Light®. This year, the friendly burger competition will go beyond the event itself with 20 South Florida restaurants who will participate in the #AmstelBurgerBeast Challenge for the chance to win a spot to cook alongside the Amstel Light chef at the 9th Annual Amstel Light Burger Bash underneath the signature white tents beachside behind The Ritz-Carlton.

The Official Beer of the Burger™, Amstel Light®, has partnered with South Florida celebrity blogger, The Burger Beast, for a fun competition that highlights 20 burger destinations from Boca Raton to Coral Gables. The Burger Beast, who has appeared on the Food Network and founded South Florida’s Annual Burgie Awards, will visit each location and decide which burger pairs best with Amstel Light®. “It’s a big deal to be a part of the Amstel Light® Burger Bash and I hope none of them are taking this lightly,” says Sef Gonzalez, the Burger Beast.

Burger enthusiasts can also get in on the fun! Participating restaurant guests will have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s Amstel Light® Burger Bash on Friday, February 20th (valued at $500) by just pairing their Amstel Light® with a delicious burger and uploading a pic to Instagram with #AmstelBurgerBeast. The lucky winner will be announced on The Burger Beast’s Instagram (@burgerbeast) and at Noon on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015.

Participating restaurants include: American Social (Fort Lauderdale), B&B Joint (South Beach), Batch (Brickell), Burger Fi (Aventura), Keg South (West Kendall) Latin House (Kendall), Le Tub (Hollywood), Lefty’s Tavern (Coral Springs), Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub (Hollywood), Mike’s at Venetia (Miami), Novecento (Midtown), Pincho Factory (Coral Gables & Westchester), Pub Grill (Cutler Bay) Racks Downtown Eatery (Boca Raton), Rebel House (Boca Raton), Rhum Shak (Lake Worth), Rosies (Wilton Manors), Shula’s Burger (Kendall), Tarpon Bend (Fort Lauderdale) and Vegas Burger Bar (North Miami).

Tickets to the Amstel Light® Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons hosted by Rachael Ray, and more Festival events, are available online at or by calling 877-762-3933. All proceeds from the Festival benefit the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University.