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IPA-Poached Shrimp with Curried Mayo Sauce

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

Grilled Pepper with Beer‑Poached Eggs Recipe

Serve these grilled pepper halves and Kölsch-poached eggs with campfire-grilled toast or biscuits and gravy..

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.

Beer-Brined New York Strip with Grilled Jalapeño and Chimichurri Recipe

Steak soaked in an IPA marinade, grilled over an open fire, and served with a tangy chimichurri—what could be more delicious?

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.

Cast-Iron Chilaquiles with Eggs Recipe

Basically, chilaquiles are corn tortilla pieces that are fried, then cooked in salsa, and sprinkled with cheese. For this summertime cookout recipe, we use a Mexican lager and make the salsa as we go, then add eggs.

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.

Brown Butter Couscous with Beer-Braised Fennel and Celery Root Recipe

The anise-like flavors of the fennel combine with the wheat beer, herbs, and celery root make this dish a delectable, flavorful expedition.

Spaghetti Florentine with Prosciutto Recipe

Wheat beer adds just a hint of tang to this traditional dish, tying together all the flavors.