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!!) Just in case you want the best (beerless) brownie recipes, you can try my Homemade Brownie Mix, Zucchini Brownies, and the Best Brownies!

Beer infused chocolate brownie deliciousness!

Beer Brownies

To make these brownies you will need:

Brownie recipe (below)

9×9 square baking pan

parchment paper & baking release spray

Beer Brownies Recipe

Tips for Beer Brownie 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 heart’s content!

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

How to Make Beer Brownies

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 Brownie

Beer Brownies!! (use a good IPA if that's dad's favorite!)
Beer infused chocolate brownie deliciousness!
5 from 3 votes

Beer Brownies

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
cooling 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!


  • 1 1/2 cups (188g) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (64g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. espresso powder
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups (300g) sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces or 118 ml) canola oil
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces or 118 ml) beer - I used a mild IPA
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips


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

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Reader Comments

  1. 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!!!

    1. 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.

  2. 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?

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

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

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

  6. Just made the recipe. Added craisins as well. It was delicious! I used a glass baking dish so it took a few more minutes to bake. It didn’t taste like beer but I think you can taste it if you tried to look for it.

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