In-Heat Wheat Corn & Crab Chowder

  • Recipe TypeEntree
  • Prep Time30 - 45 minutes
  • Yield4

Flying Dog’s In-Heat Wheat adds notes of sweet-banana and spicy-clove that perfectly complement the Old Bay seasoning in this easy and delicious corn & crab chowder. This is just one of the dishes from Flying Dog Brewery's new cookbook, Dog Chow.


  • 4 - 5 green onions, chopped
  • 2 - 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp. bacon drippings
  • 1/2 c. In-Heat Wheat
  • 1/2 c. chicken stock
  • 1 small bag frozen corn
  • 1/2 lb crabmeat
  • 1 tbsp. Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 tbsp. red pepper
  • 1 tbsp. parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pt. milk
  • 4 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 4 tbsp. flour, sifted


  1. Chop green onions and celery stalks. Do not open a beer until you put down the knife.
  2. Open beer and consume at your leisure.
  3. Cook sufficient amount of bacon to have 2 tbsp. of drippings. Mmm. Drippings.
  4. Set bacon aside. Trust us.
  5. Sauté onion, celery, and garlic in bacon drippings in a large saucepan.
  6. Add beer, chicken stock, corn, and all spices.
  7. Bring to a boil. Then simmer until the corn is cooked. Instead of watching for bubbles in the pot, munch on that bacon you set aside.
  8. Add crabmeat, and try not to eat too much of it in the process. (It's hard to resist).
  9. At this point, you'll probably need another beer. Here's why: You're going to make a roux.
  10. Combine flour and butter with a wire whip to make a roux.
  11. Slowly add a bit of roux at a time to hot chowder until desired consistency is achieved.
  12. Serve piping hot to plenty of family and friends (so you can brag about how you not only made a kick-ass soup, but you also made a roux for it).

Flying Dog Cook BookThis is a book about food and beer. Beginning with a comprehensive how-to on cooking with beer, Dog Chow is the everyman's (or woman's) guide to navigating the kitchen with a beer in hand.

From macaroni and cheese with Doggie Style Pale Ale to Gonzo Imperial Porter chocolate ice cream, each of these eight recipes features a different style of Flying Dog beer as a main ingredient. This first volume of Dog Chow is all about Flying Dog's brewers, who developed all of these recipes from scratch.

Dog Chow closes with an all-inclusive guide on pairing food with beer, along with flavor profiles for each one of Flying Dog's brews.