pumpkin spice cake

Pumpkin Spice Cake w/ Porter Mascarpone Frosting Recipe

This is one of my favorite holiday recipes. It was printed in Beer Advocate #33 Oct. 2009 and provided by Chef Sean Paxton. Paxton is also a home brewer and creator of After you check out the recipe, check out the rest of the site for more recipes, beer dinner menu ideas, and some homebrew recipes. Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Cake with… Read more →


Mexican Chocolate Stout Recipe

  6.5 lbs Maris Otter; Crisp info 1 lbs Chocolate; Crisp info .5 lbs Weyermann Carafa® II; Weyermann info .5 lbs Caramel Malt 120L; Briess info .75 lbs American Black Patent info .2 lbs Barley Flaked info .7 lbs Oats Flaked info 1.5 oz Willamette (Pellets, 4.7 %AA) boiled 60 min. info .5 oz Glacier (Pellets, 5 %AA) boiled 30 min. info .5 oz Willamette (Pellets, 4.7 %AA) boiled… Read more →

beer mustard

Easy Beer Mustard Recipe

Here’s a very simple beer mustard recipe you can whip up in minutes and use on sandwiches, brats, pretzels, or even the basis of a nice BBQ sauce for wings. I would suggest using a dark beer in the recipe below. The maltiness adds a nice level of complexity to the mustard. Used a smoked beer for some extra kick or… Read more →


Barleywine Recipe

Barleywine Recipe (3 gallons) I was a little off on this. Missed my OG by quite a bit. Not really sure what happened. Was shooting for a 13.1% ABV, but ended up at 8.4%. UPDATE: This has been aging in my basement for about a year and a half now. It’s so good! I actually put some of this in… Read more →

beer can chicken

Beer Can Chicken Recipe

This is a staple of grilling with beer – the beer can chicken. Below is a pretty straight forward recipe, but choosing the right beer will take it over the top. You want the spices and butter to really get in there, but let the characteristics of the beer really shine.  As long as you have a can you can… Read more →