Social Distancing: Getting Creative With Beer

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The past few weeks have felt bizarre as the entire world shifts into a state of social distancing. Businesses have had to change their models overnight, schools have shut down and most of us have settled into the new normal of being homebound. 

 

With so much time on our hands, and so little to do, it’s a great time to get creative and try new things. It’s also a great time to revisit old favorites. Last week we paired some of our favorite movies with some of our favorite beers and shared our picks on Instagram. Click here to see them all on Instagram.

 

This week, to help you make the most of time at home, we're helping folks get creative in their kitchen by trying out some of these fun, beer-infused recipes we found around the internet. 


 

 

 

 

Flemish Beer and Beef Stew 

 

First up, is a tummy-filling, slow-cooking staple - a rich beef stew. This recipe (via Saveur) recommends using a Belgian-style beer with deep, dark flavor. Our pick is Chimay Premiere.

 

(via Saveur

 

Bacon Crusted Beer Mac And Cheese

 

Who doesn’t love a cheesy mac and cheese? It’s great as a side dish or the main dish, and it’s easy to make. We love the Bacon Crusted Beer Mac and Cheese from Melanie Makes. The recipe calls for a stout, so our pick is Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Narwhal with notes of roasted grains, vanilla, and toasted coconut. Yum.

 

(via Melanie Makes)

 

Seafood Gumbo

 

Third up is another infamous comfort food - gumbo. This version from Running With Tweezers calls for a bottle of Abita Amber, and we couldn’t agree more with that choice. 

 

(via Running With Tweezers)

 

 

Jalapeño Beer Cheeseburger with Beer-Candied Bacon

 

Last, but certainly not least is beer’s favorite companion - a nice, juicy burger. The Beeroness blog doubles your fun with this Jalapeño Beer Cheeseburger with Beer-Candied Bacon. Woah. The recipe recommends an IPA, and our pick is No Resolutions from Bronx Brewery. Be sure to serve this up with a pile of fries on the side.

 

 

(via The Beeroness)

 

Try some of these or try your own and let us know how they taste by tagging us in a photo on Instagram so we can share them on our Stories feed. Have fun and be creative - bon appetit!