Make a brewery beer cookbook for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is coming up soon. Have you given thought to what you want to give your dad? Perhaps you’d like to create something special for him that combines his love of tasty food and craft beer? Yes, you’ve got the idea! We’re talking about a brewery beer cookbook. One filled with easy and delicious recipes. We’re sure Dad will enjoy flipping through pages of beer-inspired treats this Father’s Day, and start looking forward to all the things he can whip up for the family when lockdown gets lifted. (Yes, the beer contains alcohol, but you can rest assured the treats won’t!) Get in touch with us about our expected brewery reopening dates.

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Ideas for Dad’s brewery beer cookbook:

#1 Amber Ale, Bacon and Cheddar Bread

Nothing’s better than a fresh-out-the-oven loaf of bread to enjoy with a home-cooked meal. This recipe is one of our favourites (because it includes our brewery beer, of course!).


  • 8 slices of bacon, crumbled
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 355ml of The Cheerleader
  • 3 tbsp cold, unsalted butter

How to make it:

Step 1: Leave the can of beer sitting out so it warms to room temperature. (And try not to feel tempted to take a sip!)

Step 2: Fry the bacon in a pan and set it aside to cool. 

Step 3: Preheat the oven to 190℃.°

Step 4: Using butter, grease a loaf pan (9″ x 5″ x 2½”.) and set aside.

Step 5: Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl, and mix well. 

Step 6: Crumble the bacon and add it, along with the honey and cheddar cheese, to the dry ingredients, and mix again. 

Step 7: Pour the beer into the bowl, stirring frequently to create a thick batter.

Step 8: Scoop the batter into the bread pan, and add a few ¼-inch cold butter pats on top.

Step 8: Place the bread pan in the oven and bake for about 45 minutes so the top is golden brown.

Step 9: Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Then remove the loaf and leave to cool fully on a cooling rack.

Step 10: Serve with butter and honey for a mouth-watering side.

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#2 Honey Mustard India Pale Ale Chicken

Nothing says ‘hurry home for dinner’ quite like perfectly cooked chicken with a vibrant honey-mustard sauce. This meal is quick and easy – not to mention a delicious choice the whole family is bound to love. 


  • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup The Graduate 
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 chicken breasts

How to make it:

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 190℃.

Step 2: Making the sauce. Add the mustard, honey, beer, cornstarch, garlic, and lemon juice to a mixing bowl. Add in a pinch of salt and pepper, (about ¼ tsp salt and ½ tsp pepper). Whisk together until smooth.

Step 3: Cooking the chicken. Melt the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat. While the butter is melting, sprinkle some salt and pepper on the chicken breast. Add the chicken to the pan and sear until the breasts are brown on both sides.

Step 4: Pour the sauce over the chicken and pop in the oven, allowing it to bake for about 25 minutes.

Step 5: Dish up and enjoy with rice, baked potatoes, or a side salad.

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#3 Amber Ale Powdered Doughnuts

Who doesn’t love a fresh, powdered doughnut? This recipe for a home-made batch of brewery beer doughnuts is super simple, and a lot of fun!


  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp buttermilk powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 90ml of The Cheerleader
  • 4 tbsp butter

How to make them:

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 190℃.

Step 2: Melt the butter in a pot and move it to the side so it can cool. 

Step 3: Sift the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.

Step 4: Using another mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, melted butter, and beer until blended.

Step 5: Grease the doughnut pan with butter.

Step 6: Pour the liquid mixture into the large mixing bowl with the dry ingredients, and mix until blended.

Step 7: Fill each doughnut cavity with the mixture so they are half full. 

Step 8: Place the tray in the oven and bake for about ten minutes. (The doughnuts should not be brown on top.)

Step 9: Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool. 

Step 10: Plate up the doughnuts and coat them in powdered sugar for a tasty treat.

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Feeling inspired to compile a brewery beer cookbook? 

There are so many great ways to use beer in cooking and baking. If you decide to create a brewery beer cookbook for Dad, we hope you choose these three easy-to-follow recipes for the front few pages! (Find more ideas for cooking with beer.)