Beer Recipes for Oktoberfest

In honour of Oktoberfest, here are some more ways to enjoy beer – put it in your food

munich-1201581_12801. Beer-infused mustard:

  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup dark beer
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown mustard seeds
  • 1/3 cup yellow mustard seeds


  1. Place mustard seeds in a bowl and cover with vinegar and 1/2 cup of beer.
  2. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. In a small saucepan, mix the rest ½ cup of beer, sugar, honey and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, remove from heat, and let cool slightly.
  4. With a blender, puree the mustard seeds mixture and the mixture from the saucepan until smooth. Refrigerate overnight before using.


    2. Guinness and onion soup recipe:

    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 10 cups sliced onions
    • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
    • 5 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2-1/2 cups Guinness
    • 4-6 cups beef stock
  1. In a large saucepan melt butter and olive oil. Add in onions and fresh thyme.
  2. Slice and caramelise the onions.
  3. Add in garlic, and cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Pour in Guinness and let cook over medium heat until the liquid is cooked down by half.
  5. Add 4 cups beef stock and cook for another 20 minutes to bring the flavors together. If you notice the stock is getting low, simply add a little more to the pot.
  6. Serve with crusty bread.

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3. Honey Beer Bread:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 bottle (33cl) beer
  • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder and salt)
  3. Add the beer and honey and stir until just combined.
  4. Melt the butter, and pour half of it on the bottom of a buttered loaf pan.  Spoon the batter into the pan, and smooth slightly on top.  Pour the remaining butter evenly over the top of the batter.
  5. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a cake tester comes out clean.
  6. Right when it comes out of the oven, drizzle some honey over the top, and cool slightly on a wire rack.


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