Things that (P)inspire Me: Beer Recipes

***Check out the other “things that (p)inspire me”.. there are so many… 

With St. Patty’s day coming up, I thought I would share a few beer recipes that I’ve Pinned recently (surely you see the correlation).  As a true Irishwoman, I enjoy beer by itself (I’m required to say that, lest that I defend my ancestors), but beer can be especially fun when mixed with other things.  All of these recipes are quick, easy, and require little to no culinary skill (it’s beer!).

Per usual, click on the image for a link back to the source website….

…and always drink and DIY responsibly.


Guinness Cream Soda

Guinness Cream Soda {Source: Chow

Shandy (lemonade, beer, ginger ale)

The Shandy, beer and lemonade or ginger ale {Source: Epicurious}


Panache: light lager and French lemondade {Source: Chow}

Beer Sangria

Beer Sangria, made with Framboise Lambic and Hoegarden white ale {Source: Chow}

Gridiron Punch Recipe

Gridiron Punch {Source: Chow}

Coup de Ville

Coup de Ville, a beer based Margarita {Source: Chow}

Beer Cheese Dip & Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipes

Beer Cheese Dip {Source: Tidy Mom}

Oven-broiled Chicken Thighs in a Beer and Grainy Mustard Sauce #recipes

Chicken Thighs in a Beer and Grainy Mustard Sauce {Source: Tracey's Culinary Adventures

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Four Beer Bread Recipes {Source: Bake at 350

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Beer Can Appreciation Day

Today is Beer Can Appreciation Day!

No, really.  That’s a real thing.

Though beer has been brewed for literally thousands of years (some archaeologists speculate as early as 4,500 B.C), the whole beer-in-a-can thing is a relatively new concept.

This years marks the 76th anniversary of canning beer, so I thought I would pause and do a little Google image/Pinterest search and showcase some fun things to do with used beer cans — because canned beer is always a cheaper and slightly greener option, but it still produces a lot of waste (that hopefully you choose to recycle or upcycle).

And while I was at it, I extended my search to soda cans and pull tabs as well…

As always, click on the image for a link back to the original source website.

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Box made from cans!

Source:  Atomic Shrimp

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Can Lantern Lights

Source:  RubyvVermillion

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Soda can lights

Source:  Diary of a Crafty Chica

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Source:  The Star Online

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Bracelets made from cans

Source:  Bubbley Boutique  (Etsy shop)

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Can car

Source:  Sandy’s CanCars

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Soda can ash tray or tealight holder


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Pull tab chandelier

Source:  Purple Homes  (designed by Mauricio Affonso

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Vase made from beer cans

Source:  Wonder How To

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Beer can butterflies

Source:  Gearfuse

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Beer can plane

Source:  Robot Nine

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Pull tab clutch

Source:  Design Boom

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Beer Can Chicken

Source:  E-Rcps

Ta da!  Hope you enjoyed these ideas.  And of course, if you have any of your own, feel free to share in comment form below.