3 Ways to Cook with Beer

That bottle of brew isn't just for sipping. Pop a top, and pour your suds over seafood, into cake batter, or mix into sauces for rich and flavorful results.

Beer-Braised BBQ Shrimp

Photographer: Jennifer Davick

Beer-Braised BBQ Shrimp

All beer buffs worth their hops know beer adds rich, earthy flavor to all kinds of food. Our Beer-Braised BBQ Shrimp calls for lager, which is the most widely consumed beer. Lager has a slightly tangy flavor that works well with fish or spicy curry dishes.

Beer-Braised Short Ribs

Photographer: Jennifer Davick

Beer-Braised Short Ribs

You can use beer in place of water, wine, or broth in sauces and marinades, as we did in our Beer-Braised Short Ribs, or as a poaching liquid.

Flavor Tip: Brown the meat before braising for heartier taste.

Stout Chocolate Cake

Photographer: Jennifer Davick

Stout Chocolate Cake

Whatever the dish, you can't go wrong using a beer you enjoy drinking straight. Our moist Stout Chocolate Cake calls for dark beer or stout, which is known for its chocolate and roasted coffee notes and dry intensity.

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