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    filed under: Brownies on June 17, 2016

    These beer brownies are a great way to treat dad… or anyone who loves delicious chocolatey brownies! (They just might be dad’s favorite brownie!!)

    Beer infused chocolate brownie deliciousness!

    To make these brownies you will need:

    Brownie recipe (below)

    9×9 square baking pan

    parchment paper & baking release spray

    Beer infused chocolate brownie deliciousness!


    Tips for success:

    Room temperature ingredients are wise! Even the beer. 🙂

    You may have noticed that there are no leavening agents in this recipe and that is because of the beer. I would not substitute other forms of alcohol (wine, vodka, etc.) for beer in this recipe. Here is a great recipe for Homemade Brownies that you can modify to your hearts content!

    I recommend lining the pan with parchment paper for easy removal.

    Beer infused chocolate brownie deliciousness!

    FAQ’s About Beer Brownies:

    Do the brownies taste like beer?

    No, they just have a slightly different flavor. If you KNEW there was beer in them you might be able to detect, but if you did not know it would taste like something is special. But it would be hard to detect!

    Are these brownies cake-like or fudgy?

    They are thick and more cake-like. Definitely rich and dense with flavor.

    Can I make them in a 9×13 pan?

    Yes, but they will not be as thick as pictured.

    Can I use a light beer?

    Yes, I believe you can, although I have not ever tested that specifically. I would recommend making sure it is a beer you enjoy drinking.

    I hope you enjoy these Beer Brownies as much as we did!

    Beer Brownies
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    30 mins
    5 mins
    Total Time
    35 mins

    These beer brownies are a great way to treat dad… or anyone who loves delicious chocolatey brownies! (They just might be dad’s favorite brownie!

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Beer Brownies
    Servings: 9 servings
    Author: Amanda
    • 1 1/2 c 188g unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 c 64g unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 tsp. espresso powder
    • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
    • 3 large eggs room temperature
    • 1 1/2 c 300g sugar
    • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
    • 1/2 c 4 ounces or 118 ml canola oil
    • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter melted
    • 1/2 c 4 ounces or 118 ml beer - I used a mild IPA
    • 1 c 8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x9 baking pan and line with parchment paper. Make sure the paper goes up over the sides, this will help with easy removal.

    2. Whisk the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, vanilla, and canola oil.

    3. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and stir well to combine.
    4. Mix in the melted butter and beer, stirring until just combined.
    5. Stir in the chocolate chips. Reserve a few for the top. Try to not overmix brownie batter.
    6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and cover with remaining chocolate chips.
    7. Bake 30–32 minutes until the brownies are slightly firm to the touch.
    8. Cool in pan for 5 minutes then remove and set on wire rack to cool completely. (although they are fantastic when warm!)

    Beer Brownies!! (use a good IPA if that's dad's favorite!)

    Be sure to check out my ORIGINAL RECIPE Brownie Pie too! (If you see this recipe elsewhere, it was inspired by mine!)

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    Amanda, in the recipe you mention ‘milk stout’ , I’m guessing that is the beer? Sorry, I am not a beer drinker, but the recipient is ????

      Ha! Yes, that is where is should say beer. I will update. 🙂

    Amanda…loved the brownies but my top didn’t look anything like yours…looked more like a snack cake. What did I do wrong…how did you get that nice top on your brownies?

      Sorry! What kind of beer did you use? Was the top “off” or just looked different in appearance?

    Living in England most of our beer is always at room temperature so I’m half way there! Beer mmmm chocolate mmmm what’s not to love? xoxo

      I have heard that!!! I still like a chilled brew though… 🙂

    I just made these. Used Guinness & coarse chopped walnuts. They were ahhhhmazing!

    So lovely ! J’adore.

    They are a little boozy but the deep, malty flavor of the beer pairs well with chocolate. It’s like a slightly more bitter and interesting flavor.

    They are a little boozy but the deedp, malty flavor of the beer pairs well with chocolate. It’s like a slightly more bitter and interesting flavor.sse


    Looks so yummy. Can you make this without beer?

    Interesting recipe. What is IPA beer?

    Just made this and oh my….I must have done something wrong…It came out and oooey gooey mess….when I city the brownies they weren’t even close to being done….so, I put them cut back in the oven for another 15 min….still ooey gooey….basically only the outer pieces came out some what decent….
    What could I have done wrong???? I followed the recipe and cooking temp and time…the top seemed done….but nope…..
    Please help….
    Happy New Year!!!

      Wow…auto correct sucks…should be when I cut them…..

      So sorry!! All ovens are different and as much as I try to accommodate for that, I can’t cover everyone. Sometimes recipes will need a bit longer (and sounds like you made that modification!) when you try them at home.

    Step 2 of directions mention coffee but that is not in list of ingredients. Is this a misprint or how much coffee if supposed to be included?

    Sorry I now see espresso powder..not sure what that is so is there a substitute perhaps? Thank you

    Hi Amanda, I love your site and I would love to learn how to bake fondant cakes with decorations from you.

    can i do it without beer

    Hi since there is a beer in the recipe does it mean it cant be eaten by children? Thanks #motherhomebaker

      The alcohol bakes out so everyone can enjoy. 🙂

    seems like a great bunch of recipes I can’t wait to try them the pictures I’m just make you die for it

    Don't Pass on Dessert!