Summer is that perfect season of long weekends spent with your squad. These get togethers are some of our favorites because everything from the food to the beer to the conversations just keep that summer state of mind going. Whether you’re prepping for snacks around a campfire or planning a full out BBQ, here are some of our favorite beer infused recipes for making those long weekend moments last a little longer and taste even better.


Let’s get this party started! Just a few friends or full block party, you’re gonna need appetizers. Here are a few of our go-to crowd pleasers, let us know which you like best!

Beer Butter Popcorn: Take your snacking to the next level with this beer and butter powered treat. Just watch out, you may find yourself making this popcorn for a party of one.

Beer and Bacon Cheese Dip: Beer, bacon, and cheese – need we say more?

Southwest Beer Cheese Dip: A little bit of spicy and a whole lot of cheesy make this one a major hit.

Watermelon Ceviche: Refreshing, crisp, and just a little sweet, this ceviche is a taste of summer in a nutshell.

Beer Shrimp Boil: Spices mixed with a tasty lager amp up this shrimp boil to make it a savory sensation.

Beer Batter Empanadas: Baked ham and cheese tucked into a beer batter dough pocket, anyone? Yes, please!


Who’s ready to dig in? Heartier than the apps above, these dishes will feed your crew and keep them coming back for more.

IPA Battered Fish Tacos: Summer called and it’s asking for fish tacos. As it turns out, your friends will be too once they’ve tried this recipe!

Beer Braised Hot Dogs with Braised Sauerkraut: With hot dogs soaked in a Belgian Lambic and dark beer infused sauerkraut, this twist on a classic will become your new favorite tradition.

Bacon Wrapped Beer Brats: This recipe serves up meaty goodness wrapped in more meaty goodness and topped with a sprinkle of brown sugar because we’re all about the good stuff in life.

Beer Soaked Oven Fries: A blend of spices and pale ale will make your fry fix almost as delightful as awesome as 3 days off.

Beer Battered Buttermilk Chicken: We’re suckers for fried chicken in general but something about the beer in this batter makes it extra incredible.


Summer desserts have a special place in our heart and these recipes are no exception.

Berry Beer Popsicles: Who says adulting has to be hard? We love these sweet treats for their fun twist on a throwback favorite!

Pale Ale Fudge: Don’t say we didn’t warn you. This one’s gonna go faster than you can say beer fudge!

Honorable Mention:

In the interest of being thorough, we’ve got one last long weekend essential for you. Bon Appetit!

Beer BBQ Sauce: Is it even a long weekend if BBQ sauce isn’t involved somehow?