Are you a home-chef who’s looking for new ways to innovate in the kitchen? If so, considering new ingredients and methods of cooking are great places to start. As your friendly, local team at the best beer store in Northern Colorado, let us suggest you consider brewing up some new flavors using beer as your muse.


Recently, the local experts at Northstar Liquor Superstore put together a piece on how to think about using beer in your cooking more often. Today, we’re going to share a few recipes that we’ve come across over the years that really help show how powerful and subtle beer can be as an ingredient in quality home cooking.


Of course, in the spirit of craft beer, don’t let us tell you to color inside the lines. When it comes to using beer to cook a new dish or to invigorate a new favorite, be bold and try new things. To find the right beers for your next masterpiece, stop by Northstar Liquor Superstore or give our beer store experts a call for helpful advice and answers about our extensive inventory.


Otherwise, continue reading about these five amazing recipes that include beer as an ingredient.

Irish Beef Stew with Guinness

This incredible stew recipe from Allrecipes is a hearty, traditional-style, family pleaser that doesn’t require a whole lot of time or preparation on your part. Made with rich, dry, Guinness Stout, this tender dish is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, family gatherings, and easy yet rewarding winter meal prep.

Beer Can Chicken

It’s no secret that beer and barbeque go hand-in-hand. So why aren’t you incorporating more beer into your backyard grilling and smoking? A great way to start is with a classic and delectable dish: the beer can chicken. Our favorite recipe comes from Taste of Home and features a traditional style barbeque rub and your light summer beer of choice. Moist, flavorful chicken on the grill was never so satisfying.

Beer-Steamed Clams


Clams are an underestimated and underappreciated food on the whole, but what we find is that people enjoy clams — or at the very least would like to try them — but are intimidated to cook them. Thankfully, clams are almost a fool-proof protein when it comes to proper cooking, as our featured recipe for beer-steamed clams from bon appetit demonstrates. Choosing the beer you’re in the mood for is the hardest part!

Beer-Battered Yogurt Fried Chicken

Although it might seem counter-intuitive, you can even find some great diet recipes that include beers, as evidenced by this alarmingly good diet-friendly beer-battered yogurt chicken recipe, compliments of Diethood. Pair this crispy, dark meat recipe with a favorite southern side, such as collard greens or okra, and you’ve got a soulful feast that saves on calories.

Chocolate Stout Brownies

Thankfully, crave-able, beer-infused foods aren’t just for dinner. When it comes to birthday cake for the big kids, or even just making a great dessert to share at a potluck, these chocolate stout brownies from Myrecipes are second-to-none. Try these out and take your baking game up a bar.

Find The Perfect Beer For Your Recipe at Northstar Liquor Superstore

No matter what your plans in the kitchen or on the grill are, if they include beer as an ingredient, then Northstar Liquor Superstore is the beer store for you. Stop by and let us help you find exactly what you need.