5 Summer Picnic Recipes with (you guessed it) Beer

Gone on any picnics yet this summer? Wait, let us rephrase that…gone on any beer-themed picnics this summer? We’ve rounded up some great outside-on-a-blanket-in-the-sun-worthy recipes with beer as the star ingredient. Because (you guessed it) we’re fond of beer. Bring along some cold brews to pair, friends to share, and you’ve got yourself the makings of a pretty fantastic afternoon, we’d say.

Beer Cheese and Chicken Pretzel Sliders from Buns in My Oven

Slow cook some chicken in beer, add some cheese sauce with beer, and then enjoy with a beer.

Bacon & Beer Jam from Brit + Co.

Spread it on crackers, toast, jalapeño cornbread (see below), and pretty much anything and everything. It’s bacon jam, after all.

Jalapeno Cornbread Beer Bread Muffins with Salted Beer Honey Butter from The Beeroness

What’s more satisfying than cornbread? Easy: cornbread with jalapeños and beer, duh. Smother one of these muffins with sweet and salty beer butter, and enjoy. And then another. And another…

Spicy Beer Pickles from The Mash

According to the recipe, you can make these pickles with Pale Ale, IPA, Wheat Beer, or pretty much whatever beer you prefer. You’ll want to make a batch a few days before your picnic, though, since they’ll need some time in the fridge before they’re ready for munching.

Belgian Style White Beer Cookies from Craftbeer.com

A little fruity and a little zesty, these cookies are a great finishing touch to your summer picnic. Made with orange zest, coriander and witbier, these bite-sized desserts are best topped with orange icing and then devoured immediately.

Looking for more beer recipe ideas? Check out our previous posts:

Beer + Cocoa Recipes

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