Beer Brownies Are A Match Made In Dessert Heaven

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Beer is good. Brownies are good. But beer brownies? How does it get any better than this? Made with dark stout beer, these are sure to be one hell of a treat.

Bet you can’t have just one. Actually, I wonder how many it would take to get drunk? Probably a lot, but thats a challenge I’m willing to accept.

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For the beer brownies:
  • 1 cup dark beer (I used coffee stout)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped (optional)
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
For the frosting:
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. First, make the beer concentrate: add the beer to a small saucepan and boil until it reduces to 1/3 cup. It will take about 20 minutes. Keep an eye on it to prevent boiling-over.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325, and line a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter, cocoa powder, sugar, and unsweetened chocolate (if using). Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds. Stir, and microwave for another 30 seconds.
  4. Let the mixture cool for 1 minute.
  5. Stir in 4 tablespoons of the beer concentrate, the egg white, vanilla and salt.
  6. Finally, stir in the flour and stir for 50 strokes to incorporate and activate the gluten in the flour.
  7. Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and bake for 40-45 minutes. It’s done when the surface is dry and a toothpick inserted has only moist crumbs sticking to it. Let cool.
  8. Once the brownies are cool, make the frosting: beat together the softened butter and powdered sugar until combined.
  9. Beat in the remaining beer concentrate (1 tablespoon).
  10. Frost the brownies and serve.

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