An ever growing collection of our beer sauce recipes. Enjoy!
To make your browsing easier we have organized our list of beer sauces into categories. Go directly to the recipe groups listed above or keep reading to find your new favorite.
Of course there are overlaps, for example many of the beer cheese sauces double as creamy or butter based options.
Certain unique beer infused sauces we have included in a catch-all ‘miscellaneous’ category (not to miss though – that’s where we placed our beloved Salsa Borracha).
About Beer Sauce Recipes in General
The diverse flavors of different beer styles make tasty contributions to a variety of sauces – from savory to sweet.
Having whipped up more beer infused sauces, glazes, marinades and dips than we can count over the years, we have a few tips about creating sauces with beer. Follow the links to the recipe specific pages where we share them.
Beer Cheese Sauces
Beer Barbecue Sauces
More recipes to come. Soon. (Hint: Citrus & Ale BBQ Sauce and Dramatic Dark Beer BBQ Sauce)
Beer Infused Condiments
Beersamic – this one is so versatile and so delicious. Essentially a reduction of balsamic vinegar and beer (we recommend appropriate styles) it can be used as a finishing sauce for salads, fresh cheeses, grilled/roasted veggies (like these cabbage steaks), grilled meats, fruit salsas etc. or as a glaze for citrus salmon, chicken, roasted carrots etc.
Beer Pickles – OK, not a sauce, definitely not. But you do make a brine with beer and in the end they are such a tasty condiment (especially along with a rack of spare ribs smothered in beer barbecue sauce) that we thought you might like to try them out. Recipe here.
Butter Based Beer Sauces
Gose Beurre Blanc – so rich and decadent that we must issue a warning – it is butter heavy even though the citrusy, tart notes make it seem quite innocent. Here is the recipe for this insanely delicious concoction (either skip to the recipe card or scroll to #7). There is a video too.
Beersala Sauce with Mushrooms – our take on classic chicken Marsala. We use doppelbock lager to make a rich sauce with mushrooms, thyme and a few other ingredients. Get the recipe and see it in action with this Chicken Beersala. Works with pork cutlets too.
Beer Marinades & Brines
Beer Brine for Chicken – it is always a good idea to brine a whole chicken or chicken cuts that you are going to grill (since they can dry out so easily). This brine is a variation of one of our chicken beer marinades, see it in action and get the recipe here.
Cream Based Beer Sauces
Creamy Pilsner Sauce – you will add a little bit of pilsner lager to deglaze shallots, then heavy cream, then chicken stock and simmer to reduce the sauce.. It is truly delicious. Get the recipe and see it in action with these chicken cutlets. If you want more of the pilsner flavor humming in the background – absolutely feel free to add a cup, not just a splash.
Beer Infused Meat Sauces
Sweet Beer Sauces
Pumpkin Ale Simple Syrup – you can make simple syrup with any beer by reducing it along with some sugar. In this pumpkin ale version we made it to drizzle over pumpkin strudel. See it in action and get the recipe.
Salsa Borracha – the drunken salsa of Mexico used to be made with a fermented beverage from the sap of the Maguey plant, called pulque. Today either cerveza obscura (dark beer) or tequila are used. Here is our recipe with dark Mexican lager.
THE END! For now. Come back soon for more recipes or subscribe below – we have prolific imaginations, immense appetites and abnormal proclivity for the delights of cooking with craft beer.
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