'beer' on Serious Eats

Bake the Book: Beer Run Cupcakes

To up the testosterone in these manly cupcakes, Arrick has incorporated a duo that's more at home at your local bar than in a pastry shop: beer and pretzels. The beer here is your choice of stout, Guinness is good but a darker, more chocolaty stout is even better. Since the stout is baked into the cake base and swirled into the icing, you're looking for a stout full of roasty caramel-and-coffee notes. More

Scooped: Beer Caramel Ice Cream

In the world of upscale ice cream, salted caramel is the new black. Every parlor with a pedigree has a version, and home ice cream makers practically write it love poems. I won't be the first to say that salted caramel is one of those perfect foods best left unmolested by other flavors. But I can't leave well enough alone. More

Chatting Chocolate Stout with Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver

Ah, St. Patrick's Day—the color green, pinches, and parades. But what on earth is a chocolate blogger to do on this, the drinkiest of holidays? Why, talk about chocolate stout, of course! I decided to ask Garrett Oliver, brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery, to fill me in. And if for some reason you don't drink it all, try it in this Chocolate Stout Irish Stew recipe. More

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