101 Things to do with Beer Cookbook Review

Beer is a great refreshing drink that our men love to have after a hard days work. Did you know you can also use it as an ingredient in your cooking? Here is my review of the cookbook 101 Things to do with Beer.

101 things to do with beer

Title: 101 Things to do with Beer

Author: Eliza Cross

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

Genre: Cookbook

Release date: September 6, 2016

Pages: 128

Buy Links: Amazon/Barnes & Noble


101 recipes, good for what ales you.

Take your love of the suds to the next level by infusing your favorite libation into breakfast, lunch, and dinner with 101 Things To Do With Beer.

Part of the insanely popular 101 series, with millions of single-subject cookbooks in print, home cooks can depend on 101 Things to Do with Beer’s wide range of creative recipes and affordable price to add some “hop” to every meal.

Give each dish the boost of flavor it deserves: from Beer Battered Apple Fritters to Beer Simmered Chicken Tacos; Garlic Parmesan Onion Rings to Chocolate Stout Ice Cream, you’ll satisfy even the most skeptical guest.

What are you waiting for? Raise your plate and say “cheers.”

My Thoughts:

I’m not a beer drinker but my husband likes a nice cold one every once in awhile. I was excited to have the opportunity to review this cookbook for him. The only recipes I knew that used beer is beer battered chicken or fish and beer can chicken.

I was surprised how many recipes there really are out there that use beer. One of the things I love about this cookbook is at the beginning it has helpful hints. It tells you what the basic types of beer are and their distinct flavor. This will help you pick which kind of beer to use for a recipe based on the flavor you are after in your dish.

There are recipes for Appetizers, Breads, Sauces & Condiments, Soups, Dinners, Side Dishes, Desserts and even Sweets. This would make a great gift for any beer lover that also likes to cook.

I’m anxious to try the Easy Beer Cheese Dip recipe. It is incredibly easy. Here is the recipe to give you and idea of how easy all of these recipes are to follow. They are great for a beginner too.

Easy Cheese Dip:


1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

1 cup sour cream

⅓ cup regular or non-alcoholic beer

1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix

2 cups (8 ounces) grated cheddar cheese

Pretzels or pita chips


In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, beer, and dressing mix until smooth.  Stir in cheddar cheese. Serve with pretzels or pita chips. Makes about 3 ½ cups.

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