Food Recipes that use beer or spent grains

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 →

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 →

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 →


Easy Beer Bread Recipe

Man can not live on beer alone. While that might be debatable to some, here’s a super easy recipe for homemade beer bread. You can mix it up a bit with the beers you use. If you want something more rustic, try a Saison or other Belgian style. For a little darker bread, try a stout or porter. IPAs and… Read more →

lambic float

Lambic Float Recipe

If beer popsicles aren’t your thing, you should cool your taste buds with a nice refreshing lambic float. Personally, I like Lindemans Framboise. I’m a sucker for raspberries, so it’s right up my alley. If you have our own fav, go with that. If not, experiment a bit. There are lots of lambics to choose from out there. And remember,… Read more →