Brownies Made With Beer Are Just Better


Beer and brownies. They’re two things that people feel pretty strongly about and guess what, they can work together in perfect harmony. There are a few things to keep in mind when you’re baking with any kind of beer. You can bake bread, muffins and biscuits with beer, but brownies are the easiest way to add your favorite ale to your sweets.

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When it comes to choosing the type of beer to bake with, malt-heavy beers are better than hoppy IPAs. You’re better off with stouts and ales. Adding a Belgian ale to brownie mix adds a subtle malt and fruity flavor. You can play around with flavor profiles and see what works best. The right beer will add a whole new level of richness to any regular box of brownie mix.

All beers are given an IBU (Internal Bitterness Units scale) number, which signifies how bitter the beer is. When hops get too heated, you might risk your brownies tasting a little funky, so look at the IBU number and try to stay in the 20s and 30s.

Beer is fat-free, so if you’re using it as a replacement liquid, you’ll want to add extra oil or egg yolk to compensate. It also happens to be a natural leavening agent because of its carbon dioxide content, so you can expect fluffier brownies.

For some beer brownie inspiration try whipping up a batch of chocolate stout brownies, coffee stout brownies or milk stout brownies.