I’m a beer girl.
Well, I’m more of a wine girl. Come to think of it, I enjoy cocktails too. I guess we can just say I like to have a little hair of the dog sometimes…in a respectable way, of course!
It’s pretty much a no-brainer that I’ll be serving (and imbibing) beer at our annual Super Bowl Party. This brings up the question, what do you do with the smorgasboard of leftover beer that have that precious, not-to-be passed “born on date”? Here are 10 original ways to use leftover beer!
1. Beer Tacos
I’m a sucker for a taco kit, especially if it’s Old El Paso. The yummy, spicy taco seasoning is better than anything I’ve tried to come up with! I say if it “ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” The only thing that could make these tacos any better is to use beer as the cooking liquid! Cook your ground meat with a hint of beer for a spicy taco that’s got hops and barley to boot!
2. Beer Pizza Crust
Pizza +Beer = Perfection. I mean, can you even really have pizza without beer? Have you tried putting pizza in your beer? Probably not, but now you can with this Beer Pizza Crust recipe!
It’s efficient, really. You might as well just combine the two elements to save time!
3. Beer Sampler
You’ve been to a wine tasting party, so how about a beer sampler party? Line up shots of beer and have people guess what kind of beers they are. Tasting’s not just for wine anymore!
4. Beer Soup
It’s like music to my ears….warm soup, flavored with beer, on a cold night? Yes, please. Try this Beer and Cheese soup
…this isn’t yo grandmamas soup!
5. Beer Cocktails
Technically, beer is a cocktail in itself. Step it up a notch and live a little with a Beergarita
! If you’ve got leftover Mexican beer, this cocktail is for you!
6. Cheesy Tomato Beer Dip
I love me some fine cheese. Brie, manchego, pecorino-romano are my jam!
But sometimes I just need a little processed cheese. The kind that barely needs to be refrigerated. Pair this orange delight with some Muir Glen fire roasted diced tomatoes and your left over brew for a spicy cheese dip you won’t forget. Seriously, make my Cheesy Tomato Beer Dip
7. Beer "Bud" VasesScrrreeeeech
. That’s me stopping the record on this conversation. I know you’re confused. But an empty beer bottle is just as good as a vase and for a manly man’s party, it can be the perfect way to display some florals. Check out this link
to a birthday table I created for my husband; it will convince you to save those empty beer bottles!
8. Beer Bread
Beer and Bread have two major things in common… 1) Yeast and 2) Deliciousness. Combine these two power forces to make Beer Bread with Cheese.
9. Beer Valentines
Hmm…chocolates, flowers, beer? I’ll take it. Surprise the one you love with a homemade beer Valentine. Make a cute Valentine’s tag to attach to a bottle of beer and show them how much you really
10. Umm…just drink it?
After a long hard day, we could all use a beer or two. Put up your feet and crack open that brew!