Happy National Beer Day! 15 Beer Recipes You Need For Your Extra Boozy Celebration

Asking me to choose whether I prefer beer over wine is like asking me to choose which one of my cats I like best. But there are few things more satisfying than drinking a nice, cold beer on a hot day — and on National Beer Day. An unofficial holiday, National Beer Day is celebrated on April 7 (with New Beer's Eve toasted to on April 6) to honor the end of American Prohibition. And while I'm sure a lot of bottles, cans, and drafts will be consumed this weekend, you can also celebrate this beer-inspired holiday by whipping up one of these delectable beer recipes. Make some of these boozy dishes, and be thankful Prohibition is a thing of the past.

Image: A Better Happier St. Sebastian

Beer Mac and Cheese

The only thing that could make this beer mac and cheese dish more appetizing is if it had bacon. Oh wait! It does!

Image and recipe: A Spicy Perspective


Every bar in America should serve this beer-themed take on a classic dessert.

Image and recipe: I Am a Food Blog

Cherry Lambic and Cream Popsicles

If you told me before that you could make beer popsicles, I would have laughed — but this drool-worthy recipe is the proof!

Image and recipe: A Cozy Kitchen

Roast Chicken with Yams, Oranges, & Blue Moon

While you’ll be using Blue Moon beer as part of the recipe, you should definitely drink one once the chicken is all cooked, too.

Image and recipe: Adventures in Cooking

Beer Braised Skirt Steak Nachos with Pickled Onions and Pico de Gallo

Nachos are always a crowd pleasing finger food, and the combination of beer braised steak and Mexican flavors is hard to pass up.

Image and recipe: A Better Happier St. Sebastian

Three-Ingredient Beer Cheese Dip

Football season may be behind us, but baseball season is incoming, and this would make a great addition to your snack table.

Image and recipe: A Spicy Perspective

Maple Doughnuts with Chocolate Stout Glaze

There are few foods that I love more in the world than doughnuts, and now there are beer doughnuts, you guys.

Image and recipe: A Better Happier St. Sebastian

Beer & BBQ Flank Steak

Beer marinated steak is perfect for summer — especially if you enjoy it with beer.

Image and recipe: A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

Beer and Cheddar Cheese Gougeres

I would probably eat these beer and cheese gougeres with every meal if I could.

Image and recipe: A Cozy Kitchen

Crock Pot Beer Chicken

Hard to beat a classic meat, potatoes, and beer combination — especially when you can cook it all in one pot.

Image and recipe: Crepes of Wrath

Guinness Stout Cake with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting

This is a cake for the booze enthusiast in your life. (Or for yourself. You deserve it, girl.)

Image and recipe: Blogging Over Thyme

Beer Battered Fish and Sage Baked Chips

Enjoy a nice, cold pint with these British-style fish and chips!

Image and recipe: A Better Happier St. Sebastian

Beer Braised Pulled Pork

The best thing about this pulled pork recipe is that it’s versatile — you can use it for sandwiches, tacos, stir fry… you name it!

Image and recipe: Domestic Fits

Beer Creme Brulee

For this, I’d choose a beer that would pair well with cream and sugar, such as a honey ale or chocolate stout.

Image and recipe: Domestic Fits

Guinness Braised Beef Stew

It might technically be spring, but this beef stew is still fit for all those cold nights until it’s actually spring.

Image and recipe: A Pretty Life In The Suburbs