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Cooking with Beer: A Recipe for Every Beer Type

by Waverly Wilde

Rather than drinking a cold one with your meal, just cook with beer instead! Get creative in your kitchen and try making some (or all!) of these meals that include your favorite brew.

Cooking with Wheat Beer

glass of beer with wheat in the background

It makes sense that if you love wheat beer, other wheaty things such as bread might also hold a sweet spot in your heart. So isn’t it obvious? Make some bread with that beer! Mix 1 bottle of your favorite wheat beer, (we suggest trying Blue Moon), into your dry bread ingredients, and bake! The beer provides the perfect amount of yeast to help your bread rise!

Cooking with Lager Beer

Using a fresh lager in your cooking escapade is ideal when it comes to lighter meals, like this lemon and lager grilled chicken recipe. You’ll soak the chicken in a marinade made with garlic, soy sauce, olive oil, honey, lemon, basil, and of course, your lager beer (Stella Artois will do nicely). Let it sit overnight in a ziplock bag or Tupperware container so that your chicken absorbs the flavor perfectly.

Cooking with IPA Beer

It may not be National IPA Day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this beer-infused dish. And not just any dish -- this is a dessert that is perfect for those wanting a treat that isn’t too sweet. It’s the right balance of sugar with a robust tang of beer (Sierra Nevada will do the trick). If IPA is your go-to beer, or you happen to just be a lover of all things lemon, we highly suggest giving these lemon bars a go.

Cooking with Stout Beer

If you are a stout connoisseur, this recipe is sure to satisfy your tastebuds. The thick, rich flavor of a stout beer (a Guinness is always nice) combined into this chili recipe creates a soup you’ll want to cook up a couple of times a week.

glasses of beer in a row

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