Christopher Cina

Grilled Watermelon with Lemon Zest, Basil, and Goat Cheese-Yogurt Sauce Recipe

Grab a watermelon or two and try this refreshing Mediterranean-inspired dish that pairs perfectly with warm weather, an open flame, and—of course—beer.

Beery Bananas Foster With Crepes

Here is a delicious recipe for Bananas Foster and crepes made with rum barrel aged beer.

Baba Ganoush with Minted Yogurt Recipe

Grilled eggplant and a Belgian witbier join forces in this simple and refreshing Mediterranean-inspired dish.

Grilled Polenta with Prosciutto and Aged Balsamic Vinegar Recipe

A refreshing and delicious pale ale can add depth and complexity to traditional polenta, served simply here with a couple of slices of prosciutto, drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and garnished with basil and fresh cracked black pepper.

Grilled Potato Salad Recipe

Vienna lager is the secret ingredient in this fresh and refreshing Mediterranean-inspired potato salad.

IPA-Poached Shrimp with Curried Mayo Sauce

Shrimp poached in IPA get an extra kick from curried mayonnaise.

Chocolate Pain Perdu Recipe

While more associated with savory dishes, IPA adds layers of flavor to desserts such as this chocolate pain perdu with butter caramel-salted peanut ice cream.

Muffaletta with IPA-Brined Veggie Relish

Muffaletta sandwiches can be found all over New Orleans, from delis and corner grocery stores to upscale restaurants. Here, we use focaccia for the bread, and we’ve replaced the traditional olive salad with an IPA-brined vegetable relish.

Jalapeño and IPA Battered Corn Dogs Recipe

The jalapeño and IPA batter on these corn dogs adds a spicy and bitter counterpoint to the sweet corn.

Oven-Roasted Mussels with Lemon, Garlic, and Wheat Beer Recipe

This recipe provides you with the unique experience of roasted mussels: smoky, firm, and just enough chew. Tossing with wheat beer and lemon at the end adds a great acidic counterpoint to the sweetness of the roasted garlic and mussels.