Grilling with Craft Beer


Do you love Grilling? Are you a Craft Beer Fan? We are; and you can frequently find us at one of our Casual Pint locations with the grill pulled up out front, a tub filled with Ice and of course, Ice Cold Beer.

Here are a few tips of how we combine two of our passions, Grilling and Craft Beer:

  1. Nathan’s Beer Can Chicken! Pretty much everyone knows a Good Beer Can Chicken Recipe but Nathan has pretty much mastered it. One of his secrets is peeling the skin away and hand rubbing with his favorite spices. BKW Seasonings and Weber’s Kick’n Chicken are two great spices.
  2. Use Craft Beer to make a Killer BBQ Sauce. Use something like Avast’s Pirate Ale to give it a Rum inspired taste. Lambic’s has a very flavorful Cherry and other fruit flavors that can change the flavor drastically or just add a subtle hint of flavor.
  3. If you’re planning to use wood chips to flavor your meat, soak the chips in a good hardy stout. This will make the chips produce more smoke, and for a longer period of time, and produce a beer infused flavor from the wood.
  4. You can marinade your meat in beer! Use a beer with lots of hoppy maltĀ flavor like Casual Pints Dirty South. Marinade Chicken, Beef or Pork at least 1 hour prior to grilling.
  5. If you’re using a smoker, add a Pilsner instead of water to your drip pan to keep the meat moist. The more beer you drink, the more pronounced the flavor may become.
  6. Make a great basting sauce- Melt 1 stick of butter, combine with 1 cup of Honey, a 12 oz. can of dark craft beer, a few tablespoons of minced Ginger and Garlic. Apply to Pork Chops, Chicken Wings or even London Broil as your finishing.
  7. Mix Fruit Beers, Shandy’s or Saisons with Worcestershire Sauce and Garlic to honey or Coconut Oil and create a variety of dipping sauces for Grilled Chicken Wings.

And most of all, enjoy!

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