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Father's Day: Recipes for Dads Who Love Beer


Beer doesn't just pair well with food, it enhances it. So don't let Dad guzzle the entire 6-pack just yet, because we've got other ideas for Sunday.

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Beer is typically made of barley (starch), hops (for spice and bitterness), water (for brewing) and yeast (for fermentation), and some Dads just love it. Their recipe for the perfect day would likely feature feet up, TV on, and cold pint in hand. 

You might think of it less as a cooking ingredient and more of a cool refreshment to help you unwind, but start incorporating it into your recipes, and you'll be blown away.

So why not make this Father's Day special, and rustle up something tasty using the secret ingredient? 

Beer is extremely versatile in the kitchen, as you can use it in meat marinades, dressings, dips, sauces, stews, desserts, bread batters, etc. It also works well for poaching and deglazing certain dishes.

The subtle yet sweet flavor it imparts surpasses the more potent wine-infused aroma you're probably used to—not to mention, it's a heck of a lot cheaper. Here are our top tips on how to make the most of this frothy cooking aid.

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