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10 Ways to Cook with Beer

March  8, 2013

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!

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Spiced Stout Waffles by DulaNotes



Brussels Sprouts and Chorizo Beer Hash by Brussels Sprouts for Breakfast



A Lighter Lamb Stew by Lizthechef

lamb stew


Rosemary Ciabatta with Stout Beer by TheWimpyVegetarian



French Onion Soup by wcfoodies

french onion soup


Beer and Bacon Braised Collard Greens by stirfrei

braised collards


Borrachos by lastnightsdinner



Cowboy Rubbed Rib Eye with Chocolate Stout Pan Sauce by Aliwaks

cowboy steak


Short Ribs with Beer and Buckwheat Honey by merrill

short ribs


Gingerbread Beer Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze by janeofmanytrade



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Alex Lampert

Written by: Alex Lampert

I love beans, bikes, brown liquor and all things green. I am the salad queen. My modus operandi of late is working on long-term curing and fermenting projects.