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Can Beer Be Good for You?

Cooking with Beer


Updated May 20, 2014

Beer adds flavor to many dishes. Try replacing some of the liquid in a stew with beer or replace some of the water in a bread recipe with beer.

Here are some tips and recipes for cooking with beer:



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