Christopher Cina

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?

Cooking With Stout: Portobello Mushroom Flatbread

A splash of stout for deglazing the pan leaves some for you to drink while preparing this hearty (yet meatless) flatbread, great for sharing or a late-night snack.

Cooking with IPA: Ahi Tuna Aguachile

A well-chosen IPA adds a tropical splash to this simple yet delicious riff on aguachile using sushi-grade tuna.

Cooking With Stout: Bison Shepherd’s Pie

A dry Irish-style stout is ideal for pairing with shepherd’s pie—and a splash or two also finds its way into this moderately spicy version with ground bison, a dish sure to keep you warm while waiting for spring.

Cooking with Beer: Cranberry Cobbler with Lemon Ice Cream

In recent years, brewers have been packing more and more fruit into their fruited beers, often evoking familiar and festive desserts. Now, let’s complete the circle and put a splash of that beer into this cobbler, ideal for sharing over the holidays.

Cooking With Beer: Chocolate Milk Stout Truffles

Need an impressive dessert for that holiday gathering? These truffles are richly flavored and easy to make. For best results, use high-quality chocolate and a delicious milk stout.