Christopher Cina

Cooking With Beer: Pulled Chicken Quesadilla with Lager Adobo

These crispy, moderately spicy quesadillas are delicious and easy to make, while a splash of Mexican-style lager adds subtle sweetness to the adobo dipping sauce.

Cooking with Lager: Seared Salmon with Sweet Potato–Edamame Succotash and Sweet Corn Puree

Crack a craft-brewed light lager and embrace some unconventional fall flavors in your kitchen via this fish dish with bacon-studded sweet-potato succotash and savory corn puree.

Cooking with Barleywine: Deconstructed Grilled Cheese with Toast Points

Here’s one to keep in mind for the cooler days ahead: a fondue-like cheese dish that gets a splash of barleywine and is sure to help keep you warm.

Cooking with IPA: English Pea, Watercress, and Mint Soup

A splash of IPA adds bright flavor accents to this comforting soup, which gets its vivid hue from English peas.

Cooking with Hazy IPA: Spicy Shrimp Pizza

This crowd-pleaser pizza get a lift from some spicy, garlicky shrimp deglazed with juicy IPA.

Cooking with Beer: Thai-Style Street Fries with Hoisin, Sriracha, Hoppy Mayo, and Crushed Peanuts

All hail the crispy-fried potato—especially when a splash of pale ale joins the bright, spicy flavors of Thailand in this unusual take.

Cooking with Beer: Fried Chicken Thighs with Grits and Charred Corn–Red Onion Relish

Two splashes of hazy IPA add juicy subtlety to this comforting, moderately spicy fried chicken showcase.

Cooking with Pale Ale: Bacon-Wrapped Goat-Cheese Poppers with Sour-Cream Dipping Sauce

This has all the makings of one of the world’s great beer-and-snack combinations—spicy-earthy Mexican flavors and zesty American pale ale.

Cooking with Fruit Beer: Low & Slow Lemon-Pepper Lemon-Beer Chicken Wings

A lemonade- or key lime–inspired beer adds some zing to the brine for these peppery, slow-cooked wings.

Cooking with Gose: Fruit Salad with Goat Cheese

A splash of traditional Leipziger-style gose adds a bright yet earthy quality to this simple preparation for a refreshing, sweet-and-salty fruit salad. Why put the fruit in the beer when you can put the beer in the fruit?