6 Big Game-Worthy Appetizers Made with Beer

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Let’s face it, there are very few American pastimes that honor the appetizer quite like football. To help you in your quest to bring the ultimate Super Bowl snack, here are six appetizers made with beer. From the classic chicken wing made with a Belgian-style tripel to caramelized onion dip hopped up with an India pale ale, there’s a recipe here that’s sure to amp up your Sunday Funday!

Belgian Tripel Honey Black Pepper Chicken Wings | The Beerista

Aften Lee, The Beerista, is a Certified Cicerone®, craft beer educator and event manager based in Venice Beach, Calif. Aften said she chose a Belgian-style tripel as it was “bold enough to stand up to the butter coated, crispy wings, but balanced enough to not end up overly bitter from the reduction.” wings-beer

Triples to try:

• Belgian Tripel | Stoudt’s Brewing Co. | Adamstown, PA

• Black Tulip | New Holland Brewing Co. | Holland, MI

• Exit 4 | Flying Fish Brewing Co. | Somerdale, NJ

• Velvet Rooster | Tallgrass Brewing Co. | Manhattan, KS

• Voodoo Love Child | Voodoo Brewing Co. | Meadville, PA

Slow-Cooked Doppelbock BBQ Meatballs | John Holl

For a quick and easy app, grab your Crock-Pot and your favorite doppelbock and make these BBQ meatballs shared with us by John Holl, editor of All About Beer magazine.

meatballsDoppelbocks to try:

• Troegenator Double Bock | Tröegs Independent Brewing | Hershey, PA

• Devastator Double Bock | Wasatch Brewery | Park City, UT

• Andygator | Abita Beer | Abita Springs, LA

• The Duck-Rabbator Dopplebock | Duck Rabbit Brewery | Farmville, NC

• Double Skull Doppelbock | Epic Brewing Co. | Salt Lake City, UT & Denver, CO

Bacon-Wrapped American Pilsener Brats  | TeaspoonLiving.com

One of the most popular recipes we’ve ever shared, these bacon-wrapped brats will be a crowd favorite, guaranteed. Be sure to check out TeaspoonLiving.com for easy and delicious healthy recipes, meal plans, health tips and real life ramblings from Caitlin.


American Pilseners to try:

• Chicken Scratch American Pilsner | Little Harpeth Brewing | Nashville, TN

• Summit Pilsener | Summit Brewing Co. | St. Paul, MN

• Mamma’s Little Yella Pils | Oskar Blues | Longmont, CO & Brevard, NC

• HUB Lager | Hopworks Urban Brewery | Portland, OR

• Tiny Bomb | Wiseacre Brewing Co. | Memphis, TN

Brown Ale Caramel Corn with Pretzels & PecansBeer-Caramel-Popcorn | He Cooks She Cooks

Jeff and Heather, the husband and wife duo behind He Cooks She Cooks, share a dangerously delicious recipe for beer caramel corn with pretzels and pecans. Try making this snack with your favorite caramelly brown ale and see how the flavors of the beer are emphasized by the sweet caramel coating on the popcorn.

Brown ales to try:

• Brooklyn Brown Ale | Brooklyn Brewing Co. | Brooklyn, NY

• Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale | Back Forty Beer Co. | Gadsden, AL

• The Brown Note | Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse | Louisville, KY

• Bender | Surly Brewing Co. |Brooklyn Center, MN

• Smoove Opferator | Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. | Decorah, IA

IPA-Caramelized Onion Dip | Cooking & Beer

Zach and Justine of Cooking & Beer have one of the prettiest blogs about beer and food around, including this IPA-caramelized onion dip–yum! It’s made with four different types of cheese (Swiss, sharp white cheddar, gruyere and cream cheese), oh and did we mention it has bacon, too?

beer onion dip

IPAs to try:

• Racer 5 India Pale Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co. |Healdsburg, CA

• Ranger | New Belgium Brewing Co. | Fort Collins, CO

• AleSmith IPA | AleSmith Brewing Co. | San Diego, CA

• Inversion IPA | Deschutes Brewery | Bend, OR

• Northern Lights IPA | Starr Hill Brewery | Crozet, VA

Sriracha Stout Chex Mix | AleMeals

This snack mix provides that perfect sweet and spicy combo that keeps folks coming back for more. Check out AleMeals for amazing recipes that all include quick video demos to help you easily follow along.


Stouts to try:

• Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout | Anderson Valley Brewing Co. | Boonville, CA

• Left Hand Milk Stout | Left Hand Brewing | Longmont, CO

• Kalamazoo Stout | Bell’s Brewery, Inc. | Kalamazoo, MI

• Sierra Nevada Stout | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. | Chico, CA & Fletcher, NC

Meghan Storey has been lucky enough to work in the world of craft beer since graduating from the University of Mississippi. Now living in Nashville, TN, with her big yellow dog Wally, she loves introducing friends to new craft beer and food pairings. Since beginning work on CraftBeer.com she can be found adding beer to just about everything she cooks.

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