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7 Beer-Focused Barbecue Recipes to Spice Up Your International Beer Day

7 Beer-Focused Barbecue Recipes to Spice Up Your International Beer Day

International Beer Day provides everyone of age the opportunity – or the excuse – to expand their palates and try one of the most beloved beverages from an entirely different culture. On this International Beer Day, which occurs on the first Friday in August, we’re excited to enjoy different cultures’ best beer offerings to go along with some of our grilling with beer recipes!

And lucky for you, we’re extending an opportunity to join us in this fun experiment with our favorite international beer and barbecue pairings. So let’s prepare to enjoy delicious barbecue on every beer lover’s favorite day!


1. Grilled Burgers with Hoisin-Stout Beer Sauce

Grilled Burgers with Hoisin-Stout Beer Sauce Hoisin sauce is a thick, flavorful sauce commonly used in Chinese cuisine as a glaze or dipping sauce. But in this recipe, we combine the delicious Hoisin sauce and soy sauce with your favorite stout beer to create an irresistible burger. Making the sauce is easier than it sounds, too. In a small bowl, dissolve your cornstarch in rice wine vinegar before stirring it into beer sauce, providing a unique taste that will ultimately set this burger apart from your everyday burger!


2. IPA Grilled Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce (Courtesy:

IPA Grilled Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce We didn’t forget about all you IPA lovers out there! A quick history lesson on India Pale Ales will tell you that despite their name, this style of beer was popularized in England in the mid-1800s. Fast forward to present day, and IPAs are now one of the most common beers to cook with. That’s why this grilled salmon recipe will make your taste buds crave more than just a single piece. After you’ve created an aluminum foil tray for your salmon and covered the fish with the proper seasonings, butter pads, lemon slices and green onion, it’s time to toss it on the grill and let the IPA work its magic. Pour your choice of IPA over the salmon and seal it with a top layer of foil. After about eight minutes, the rich flavors will all soak into the salmon, creating a perfect cut of fish to enjoy with your favorite beverage, or any leftover IPAs you’ve got stashed away.


3. Pulled Corned Beef with Guinness® Mustard Sauce (Courtesy of Bull Outdoor Products)

Pulled Corned Beef with Guinness® Mustard Sauce This one is for the dark beer lovers out there. And trust us when we say this recipe won’t let you down. As if a corned beef brisket sandwich wasn’t enough to satisfy, Ireland’s most famous beer, Guinness®, is paired with a mustard sauce to provide a surprisingly tasty combination. Mustard seed chemicals react well with the cold liquid of the dark beer, helping create a winning recipe. Interested now? See, we told you we wouldn’t let you down!


4. Cheesy Beer Potatoes

Cheesy Beer Potatoes Can we interest you in cheesy potatoes with a Mexican-style cheese blend? That’s what you’ll get with this recipe, and much more. Mixing in your go-to 12-ounce can of beer – make it a Mexican beer – with bell peppers, onions, and a perfect round of seasonings, you’ll be dreaming about a visit to the beaches of Mexico after trying this dish! Besides, who doesn’t love cheese, beer, and potatoes? It’s a win, win, win.


5. Beer Glazed Brats and Sauerkraut (Courtesy:

Beer Glazed Brats and Sauerkraut German for sour cabbage, sauerkraut made its way to Europe from East Asia over 1,000 years ago. While sauerkraut is a headliner in this recipe, the brown sugar, mustard and onion powders, celery and caraway seeds are not to be forgotten. But we could make the argument that the key ingredient in this entire recipe is a delicious lager. Because lagers offer a light, crisp taste and are slightly less bitter than IPAs, they are the perfect complement to this sauerkraut-based dish. With a generous amount of lager beer-infused glaze drizzled atop your favorite bratwurst sausages, you’ll feel like you were transported straight to a beer garden in Berlin from the comfort of your own backyard.


6. Coriander and Black Pepper Beer Can Chicken (Courtesy: Bull Outdoor Products)

Coriander and Black Pepper Beer Can Chicken A unique and fun recipe, this chicken is doused with Mexican beer and ground coriander, a spice and member of the parsley family. In addition to coriander, which is known for its relationship with cilantro, lemons and pepper are necessary in preparing this whole chicken that sits on a spare beer can. Sure it’s different, but we promise it’s uniquely delicious!


7. Rib Eye Steaks with a Soy and Ginger Marinade (Courtesy of

Rib Eye Steaks with a Soy and Ginger Marinade Can it be International Beer Day without a delicious steak recipe in your back pocket? One of the most flavorful cuts of steak, rib eyes can be very tender when cooked properly. In this recipe, you’ll want to keep a few ingredients handy, including soy sauce, maple syrup, garlic, ginger root, mustard powder, sesame oil, and Tabasco sauce. These will all be crucial in creating a tasty marinade that gives your steak the flavor you’re looking for. But the single most important ingredient on International Beer Day is, you guessed it, beer! Apart from being just plain good, beer also plays an important role in making this steak live up to your lofty standards. Beer contains enzymes that help break down tough fibers in meat, making it more tender and flavorful at the same time. So crack open your favorite beer, pour in plenty of it into your marinade, and you’ll have a juicy rib eye to enjoy very soon!.


Hopefully, we’ve introduced to you some new and fun recipes you can enjoy on this International Beer Day, or any other special day! Admittedly, all of these recipes fit extremely well with the theme of International Beer Day, but don’t just take our word for it. Try at least one of these fun beer and barbecue pairings and then let us know what you think.

And remember, before firing up your gas grill, be sure that you have enough propane to get you through your next meal, and use our Propane Finder when ready to refuel!

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