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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)


  • Amber Ale Beer Cheese (link)
  • Crispy Oven Baked Oatsmobile Battered Onion Rings (link — from The Beeroness)
  • Sriracha Kalamazoo Stout Chex Mix (link)
  • Porter Chocolate Cupcakes (link
  • Ambe Ale onion rings with sweet chili sauce (link)
  • Peanut Butter Kalamazoo Stout cookies (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
  • 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).


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