Beer Recipes
Beer Recipes

Blue Moon® Harvest Pumpkin Ale Braised Beef Short Ribs

Serves: 4-6 Servings 
Prep Time: 5-7 Minutes 
Cook Time: 90 min - 2 hours 
Difficulty: Easy 
  • 4-8 Beef short ribs
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 bottles of Blue Moon® Harvest Pumpkin Ale
  • 6 Cloves
  • 1 tbsp. Ground allspice
  • 1 tsp. Ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. Whole peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 3-4 tbsp. Honey (or molasses)
  • 1 Large leek, chopped in large pieces
  • 1 Carrot, chopped in large pieces
  • 2-3 Yams, peeled and quartered

Salt and pepper short ribs. Heat a large skillet until almost smoking. Place ribs in the skillet and brown each side. In a large pot, combine the rest of the ingredients (withholding leeks, carrots and yams) and bring to a simmer. Once the short ribs are browned, remove them from the skillet and place in pot with the remaining braising liquid. Add the chopped leeks, carrots and yams. Cover. Let short ribs braise for 90 minutes to 2 hours over low heat. Remove from pot, and serve.


Chocolate Beer Cake


 Chocolate Beer Cake Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup of pale ale or wheat beer (I used Points Pale Ale, stay local!! )
  • 0.5 cup unsalted butter
  • 0.75 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 0.75 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
Chocolate Beer Cake Recipe Directions
 Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and grease your round bundt pan well. Whisk the sour cream, eggs and vanilla well in a small bowl – the mixture should be creamy yet fluffy. Pour one cup of beer into a large saucepan over medium heat. Drink the rest – I would hate for there to be a party foul on cake night. Slice up the stick of unsalted butter into about 1 tablespoon chunks and drop them in that beer to melt them slowly while stirring occasionally. As soon as that butter is melted, whisk in the unsweetened cocoa powder and white sugar until you have a rich, dark, chocolaty mixture. Add your egg/sour cream/vanilla mixture to the chocolate mixture and whisk together. Mix the creamy combo with your flour and baking soda until mixed.
 Pour into your greased bundt pan, and bake for about 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Take the pan out of the oven and cool for about 15 minutes on a wire rack. Lay some parchment paper or wax paper on another wire rack and invert the bundt pan and let the cake gently slide out. Ditch the pan and let the cake cool the rest of the way on the rack. Frost with a cream cheese frosting.
 Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups confectioner’s/powdered sugar

Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe Directions

Blend together the cream cheese and powdered sugar in a large bowl over until it is thick, gooey and creamy. Drizzle over your cooled Beer Chocolate cake. To get the look I did, I poured all the cream cheese frosting right in the middle of the cake and used a spatula to spread it out and I garnished with chocolate freshly grated into a fine powder.


Beer Dip

Beer Dip Recipe


Beer Dip Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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Ranch dressing mix flavors this fast-to-fix mixture that’s packed with shredded cheese. “This thick dip is made to go with pretzels,” assures Michelle Long of New Castle, Colorado. “It’s one of those snacks that when you start eating it, you can’t stop! This dip can be made with any type of beer, including nonalcoholic beer. I’ve taken it to many parties and am always asked for the recipe.”


·         Prep/Total Time: 5 min.

·         Yield: 28 Servings



·         2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

·         1/3 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer

·         1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix

·         2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

·         Pretzels


·         In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, beer and dressing mix until smooth. Stir in cheddar cheese. Serve with pretzels. Yield: 3-1/2 cups.

Originally published as Beer Dip in Simple & Delicious January/February 2007, p25 

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