Given how much we all love winding down while firing it up in the kitchen, why not double down and cook with beer while you drink it?
We've found that the friendliest brews for cooking tend to be dark, like brown ales, porters, or stouts. They add a rich, roasted, and sometimes nutty flavor with a little sweetness. On the flip side, hops lead to an overpowering bitterness, so use hoppy beer in moderation and steer clear from anything with "extra bitter" in the name. Otherwise, beer has a place in all kinds of dishes. Here, we're running the gamut of recipes with dishes to suit any mood.
So what are you waiting for? With one for you and one for your dinner, that leaves four more in your six-pack to talk your friends into becoming your sous chefs. Cheers!