National Beer Day Recipes

National Beer Day is a cause for celebration! Well, if you like beer, that is. Either way, we know everyone will love these beer-inspired recipes. Beer is almost a secret weapon in the kitchen; for instance, it adds an earthy depth to cooked foods, and depending on the color and flavor of the beer, it can be great in sweet foods as well. And of course, you can always just drink your beer! That’s why we created our beautiful Pomegranate Shandy for people who aren’t keen on cooking. Get together with your friends, have a few drinks, and make these delicious recipes to complete your party. And remember, always drink responsibly!

National Beer Day toast among friends at bar hands holding tall beer glasses

Celebrate National Beer Day with these Recipes

Start off your night with our beautiful Pomegranate Shandy. Made with light beer and Eastern Shore Honey, it’s a fruity beverage that pairs well with all types of appetizers and meals. Above all, you can swap out pomegranate juice for your favorite juice. Try grapefruit or pear juice that will taste just as great.

Pomegranate honey shandy

Pomegranate Honey Shandy

shandy is a beer-based cocktail that is surprisingly tasty! A British shandy is typically a lighter beer mixed with a lemon-lime drink.

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Use your favorite dark beer in this Sweet + Spicy Honey Chili. It’s made with a great mix of beans, tomatoes, spices, and vegetable crumbles that will make you go back for seconds. To sum up, it’s a perfect appetizer or meal for your get-togethers, and you’ll love how easy it is to prepare.

Spicy Vegetarian Chili with Beer

Sweet and Spicy Chili

Chili is such a perfect dish for any weeknight evening. It doesn’t require a lot of time to fix and it’s a filling, healthy, and delicious meal to prepare. We think this Sweet Spicy Chili is borderline comfort food.

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If you want something to dip into your chili, make a loaf of this Honey Beer Bread. It’s easy, yeast-free, and doesn’t require time to rise before baking. This recipe lets you have freshly baked bread any time you want it, without trekking to the bakery.

Beer bread made with buckwheat honey

Honey Beer Bread Recipe

Making beer bread is simple! There's no need to add yeast, let the dough rise, or fuss over the temperature of your kitchen. Just mix everything, and pull a hearty, crusty loaf of bread from your oven any time you want to feel like a world-class baker.

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You can do a lot with beer on National Beer Day

Kill Slugs

You heard it here first, but maybe not. If you are an avid gardener, so are we. Slugs get into the garden and do battle with your leafy greens. Yuck. Nothing worse than finding a garden slimed by slugs. As a kid we would pour iodized salt on slugs to get rid of them. Later in life I learned to take mason jar lids and fill them with beer. Apparently the little buggers have a taste for beer.

Also in the great outdoors, beer.

Cure your lawn of brown spots. Acids in beer kill off bugs and the other ingredients promote green growth.

Ease a Tummy Ache

There I was in DC many years ago at a Michael Jackson concert with the worst stomach ache and my dear friend Kathy handed me a beer and said “Drink this, it will ease your stomach“. I was a little apprehensive and was never a beer drinker but Kathy was on to something that night. Try it, you may be surprised.

Tenderize Meat

Rather than using a meat tenderizer that’s MSG-laden, try beer. It will tame and soften your beef in no time.

raw meat to be tenderized with beer on straw matt with fresh veggies including garlic, carrots, onlon and celery

Have Fun with These Recipes for National Beer Day

Connect with your inner beer mixologist by changing these recipes and making them your own. It’s always good to get some ideas, so here are some ideas for changing things up:

  • Swap out the suggested beers for your personal favorite
  • Use any honey you like
  • Serve these recipes at your next party for a festive touch

If you decide to try these fantastic recipes, be sure to take a photo and share them with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

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