There is one reason and one reason only to cook with beer – it makes many dishes taste better.
Cooking with beer is as versatile as cooking with spices.
With over thirty-five years of combined professional chef and avid home cook experience between us we have you covered – we discuss most suitable beer styles and share useful cooking tips.
Find out Which Craft Beer Styles Are Best for Cooking, browse our growing collection of craft beer food recipes below or use the search feature on this page.
Cooking with Beer as an Ingredient
Beer can boost other flavors in a dish (aka potentiation) and introduce its own. Cooking with beer is as old as civilization. Beer is food, it started that way. Centuries ago it was brewed by the same women who were baking the bread and doing all the cooking – the brew wives. Even earlier than that it literally was the food entire cultures consumed on a daily basis. There was little distinction between beer as a beverage and bread for example. Beer’s relationship with food is not only complimentary, it is often indispensable.
With hundreds of craft beer styles the possibilities are endless.
Cooking with Beer: Video Library
Some of our recipes come with easy to follow videos embedded in the recipe card. Collectively these videos reside on our YouTube Channel – take your pick.
Cooking with Craft Beer
Page with links to a comprehensive collection of tried and true cooking with beer recipes - chef inspired and home cook tested, classic and innovative. Tips on craft beer styles to use and various cooking with beer methods.
From beer cheese sauces, beer braises and beer marinades to beer infused custards, beer desserts and beer breads - this page is the gateway to numerous cooking with beer recipes you'll love.