It’s National Beer Day! Here’s How to Include Your Favorite Brew into Food and Cocktails

posted: 04/07/17
by: Amanda Mushro
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Fun fact: National Beer Day was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt on March 22, 1933, and when Roosevelt signed the legislation for this holiday, he famously said, "I think this would be a good time for a beer." While he was noting the end to the nation's 13-year-long dry spell of Prohibition, we think it's a good time for a beer too. But instead of just opening a cold one, we're going to use our favorite brews in the kitchen to whip up a fun recipes and cocktails to celebrate this day.

It might not be summer just yet, but if you grab your favorite citrus fruit and make this delicious citrus beer sangria, it will feel like a summer day.

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If you make this garlic and cheese beer bread for dinner, it will probably become one of your new favorite recipes. Is there a more perfect combination of beer, cheese, garlic, and bread?

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This beer braised pulled pork will be a real crowd-pleaser in your house. Whether you put it on a sandwich or serve it over rice or noodles, it's a great dish.

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We love any recipe we can toss in the slow cooker and not think about it until dinnertime, and this beer mac and cheese is the perfect dish to celebrate National Beer Day.

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You can't celebrate National Beer Day without a sweet treat! These brown sugar beer cookies are easy to make and the perfect finish to the day.

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Add a little spice to your day with these spicy beer shrimp. Grab your favorite lager, stout, or IPA to whip up this yummy dish.

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Mix up a punch that is light and fruity like this berry beer punch. Not only does it look prey, but it is refreshing too.

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If tiramisu is one of your favorite desserts, you'll want to try berramisu. It's like combining cocktail hour and dessert into one delicious dish.

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