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10 Pub-Inspired Recipes Just for Dad

Raise the bar in honor of Dad with these beer garden-worthy treats.
Father's Day

After you’ve given Dad all the hugs, homemade cards, and sweet reminiscences this Father’s Day, what more could he want? A meal starring his favorite pub-inspired recipes is a great place to start. From drinks to mains to desserts, these pub-inspired recipes starring beer are not only delicious—but also father-approved. Any of them are the perfect way to say, “Thanks for all you do, Dad!”

Beer-Braised Sausages with Sauerkraut on Pretzel Buns

Let Dad skip grilling duty and make this one-pan recipe just for him. Pretzel buns and sauerkraut add German-inspired flavor to pork sausages that are first grilled and then braised in beer right on the barbecue.

Get the recipe: Beer-Braised Sausages with Sauerkraut on Pretzel Buns

Roasted Pork with Beer-Mustard Glaze

Five ingredients are all you need for this flavorful pork tenderloin that’s ready with just five minutes of prep. The honey-mustard-ale glaze is a snap to whip up and customize with Dad’s favorite brew.

Get the recipe: Roasted Pork with Beer-Mustard Glaze

Cheddar-Chive Beer Bread

Bottled lager is the secret ingredient for this light, buttery loaf. Extra sharp cheddar and fresh chives add savory flavor to a slice that’s delicious as a side dish or snack.

Get the recipe: Cheddar-Chive Beer Bread

Beer Poached Shrimp

This can’t-stop-eating-them classic from Bayou Country is an easy app or party snack that’s also perfect for Father’s Day. Tender prawns poached in a crisp lager with Old Bay seasoning is a Southern spin on shrimp cocktail.

Get the recipe: Beer Poached Shrimp

Beer-Braised Short Ribs

Dad is sure to love these hearty short ribs, and you’ll love how easy they are to make. The slow cooker does most of the work for a satisfying one-pot meal of beef short ribs braised in stout beer with carrots and potatoes.

Get the recipe: Beer-Braised Short Ribs

Spicy Micheladas

Put a new spin on Bloody Marys with this Mexican-inspired sip. A duo of tomato juice and Mexican lager gets an extra kick from a dash of hot sauce and an optional chili-salt rim.

Get the recipe: Spicy Micheladas 

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

End Dad’s day on a sweet note with a rich, fudgy dessert featuring an unexpected addition. Robust stout beer enhances the chocolate flavor of frosted cupcakes that get a head start with boxed cake mix.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

Crafty Beer Can Chicken

Two ingredients plus some of Pop’s favorite craft brew are all you need for this crowd-pleasing chicken. A whole bird rubbed with store-bought spice blend grills to smoky perfection propped up on a beer can — no flipping required.

Get the recipe: Crafty Beer Can Chicken

Ginger Beer Cocktail

We turned up the flavor and dialed down the alcohol in this warm weather refresher. Ginger syrup, ginger ale, and a touch of mint add a little tingly spice to any light-colored beer Dad likes.

Get the recipe: Ginger Beer Cocktail

Brats with Sweet Onion Mustard

American-style lager is the key to this easy, 30-minute meal with braised bratwursts and grilled Vidalia onions. A warm bath of beer and butter set on top of the backyard barbecue gently cooks the sausages and keeps them at the right temperature for serving.

Get the recipe: Brats with Sweet Onion Mustard 

Must be 21 years or older to purchase or consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly.

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