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10 Beer Recipes You've Never Made

The simplest way I know to celebrate the little things in life with friends is by grabbing a couple of beers. Whether we pop into our favorite pub or enjoy a cold one out back, sipping on a brew is the easiest way to kick back, relax and celebrate the simplest things.

International Beer Day is on August 5th, and I've decided to celebrate the drink that brings my buds together so easily with a more dressed up recipe for the occasion. While I've used beer in marinades and even a dessert or two before, I never really realized how well beer lends itself to so many different dishes.

I'm betting you had no idea it was so versatile either - which of these recipes will you be trying this year?

  • Few of us would think to combine beer, biscoff and ice cream, but that’s why we always love visiting Naomi’s blog, Baker’s Royale. She not only thinks about it, she does it, which, of course, is why we get to enjoy this clever beer-infused sip .

  • If you’ve given our chocolate Guinness cupcakes a try and loved them as much as we do, you’ll enjoy these beer and pretzel ones from Bake at 350, too. Bridget takes two seemingly average bar staples and turns them into a sweet, salty treat guys and gals will love.

  • Who said beer and breakfast doesn’t mix? Clearly, they’ve never tried Megan’s Belgian beer waffles . Topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream, they look like the perfect balance of warm, savory, sweet and fresh.

  • Cornbread has never made me crazy – yes, it’s a classic pairing with my favorite bowl of chili, but it’s never done much else for me. Until now, that is. Discovering this jalapeno and beer recipe has me worried my chili won’t be good enough for it.

  • I’ve been experimenting with pulled meat recipes in my slow cooker and this pulled pork recipe just got bumped to the top of my must-try list. If it tastes half as good as it looks and sounds, we’re in for a real treat.

  • Deep frying has always intimidated me, though I’m assured by many friends that it shouldn’t. These crunchy flavor blasted onion rings from Kate might just be what inspires me to give it a try.

  • At first glance you might think, huh? What? But, don’t dismiss this hearty beer, artichoke and ham risotto recipe so quickly. It makes perfect sense to blend the flavors and textures of all these ingredients together and we’re actually wishing the days would turn colder sooner just so we have an excuse to make this comfort dish.

  • We’ve made plenty of mac and cheese recipes for our parties, but never have we spiked them with beer – and we’re kicking ourselves for not ever trying it! That’s all going to change now that we’ve discovered this block beer mac and cheese recipe from Evil Shenanigans!

  • Stella Artois shared this clam recipe on FoodBuzz.com and we’re willing to bet it’s the perfect beer infused dinner for an end of summer celebration.

  • This recipe is an older one that’s been our radar for a while, but we never can get enough of it! It’s the perfect dinner to enjoy when the winter weather hits as much as it is when the temps climb. The savory combination of the beer and deep spices with the fresher lime, cilantro and tequila is a party for your palate.

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