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Your guide to Bell's Summer cookout food and drink recipes

Summer is here and it’s time for cookouts and beers. Here are some ideas for snacks and drinks using our beers.

For the grill

  • Oberon Beer Brats: use Oberon for the beer and grill (link — Food Network)
  • Oarsman Beer Chicken: Cook the chicken on the grill with a can of Oarsman, with thyme, sage, lemon and orange.
  • Pooltime cherry glazed ribs (link)


  • Lager of the Lakes Mustard (link)
  • Snacks

  • Oven-Baked Tandoori Two Hearted Chicken Wings (link)
  • Oberon Curry & Orange Chicken Salad (link)
  • Amber Ale Cheese Bread (link)
  • Amber Ale Beer Cheese (link)
  • Amber Ale Crock Pot Short Ribs (link)
  • Crispy Oven Baked Oatsmobile Battered Onion Rings (link — from The Beeroness)
  • Sriracha Kalamazoo Stout Chex Mix (link)
  • Amber Ale Fried Chicken And Waffles (link)
  • Porter Chocolate Cupcakes (link)
  • Pooltime Cake Pops (link)
  • Amber Ale onion rings with sweet chili sauce (link)
  • Peanut Butter Kalamazoo Stout cookies (link)
  • Amber Ale Onion and Sage Soup (link)

Beer cocktails

  • Oberon Beermosa: 25% Champagne, 15% orange juice and 60% Oberon, with a mint leaf and an orange as a garnish. Make sure to not add the OJ last.
  • Kalamazoo Peach: 12oz Oberon, 1.5oz peach schnapps and 3 oz OJ.
  • Two Hearted Grapefruit Cocktail: 8oz. of Two Hearted and 3oz. of grapefruit juice (link)
  • Oarsman Sangria: 2 cups cold orange juice, ½ cup orange flavored liqueur, ¼ cup tequila, 2 oranges, thinly sliced, 6, 12 ounce cans of Bell's Oarsman (or you could replace with Oberon).
  • Black Velvet with Kalamazoo Stout and Champagne (link)


  • Donut and Beer Pairings (link)
  • Beer and Candy Pairings (link)


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