The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Happy Hour

ISBN: 9781402296321

By: John Schlimm

Published: 08/05/2014

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The ultimate party-in-a-book from the award-winning author of The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Cookbook

The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Happy Hour will take you to a whole new level of tipsy gratification by bringing some of the best bar snacks and beer cocktails straight into your kitchen. This hip new cookbook features over 325 irresistible recipes for delicious bar bites—from Sizzling Sriracha Peanuts to Taproom Tacos
to Blitzed Bean Soup—and beer cocktails, chuggers, shots, shooters, chasers,punches, floats, and shakes, with nearly 1,000 related pairing suggestions using
today’s most popular craft and seasonal beer styles. Whether you’re looking to host the next bash or simply create your own happy hour at home, this all-in-one entertaining guide will help you turn every bite into party night!


Table of Contents


Note from the Author


The Midas Touch: Beer’s World Tour through History

The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Pantry

Beer Style Guide

Seasonal Beer Chart

Part 1: The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Bar Snacks

Chapter 1: Brew House Nuts & Stuff

Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Bar Nuts

Alehouse Agave & Chipotle Mixed Nuts

Spicy Friday Night Nuts

Curried Cocktail Nuts & Pretzels

Rosemary’s Nuts!

Glazed Maple Peanuts & Pistachios

Crack Me Up! Nut Brittle

Beer Lover’s Trail Mix

Sizzling Sriracha Peanuts

Tangy-Sweet Tap House Mix

Hippie Cayenne Sourdough Pretzels

Dilly Lime Thyme Pretzels

The Hot Spot Nut Bar

Toasted Pecans

Toasted Almonds

Toasted Walnuts

Toasted Pistachios

Toasted Pine Nuts

Toasted Seasoned Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas)

Toasted Coconut

Toasted Sunflower Seeds

Simple-Roasted Peanuts, Sugar-Roasted Peanuts & Agave-Roasted Peanuts

Roasted Cashews

Jumping Chickpeas

Bartender’s Chex Mix

Marinated Olives at the Tap

Seasoned Baby Artichokes

The Tavern Chips Bar

Kale Chips

Tortilla Chips

Potato Chips with Sea Salt

Sweet Potato Chips

Salt & Vinegar Chips

Barbecue Chips

The Pub Crawl Popcorn Bar

Bayou Popcorn

Popcorn Italiano

Jalapeño Popcorn

South of the Border Popcorn

Maple-Glazed Popcorn with Toasted Almonds

Chapter 2: Friday Night Bites

Jalapeño Corn Fritters

Beer-Battered Onion Rings

The Deep-Fried Veggie Basket

Deep-Fried Mushrooms

Deep-Fried Cauliflower

Deep-Fried Green Beans

Deep-Fried Zucchini or Eggplant

Deep-Fried Asparagus

Deep-Fried Jalapeños

Bar Top Poppers

The Roadhouse Fries Bar

French Fries

Garlic Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

Portobello Fries

Happy Hour Onion Petals

Deep-Fried Dills

Deep-Fried Olives

Garlicky Breadsticks with Pizza Sauce

Crunchy Pickled Dills

What a Jerky!

Hey, Edamame!

Drunken Avocado Wedges

Cheesy Speakeasy Sticks

Golden Cheddar Balls

Chapter 3: Game Day Sauces, Salsas & Dips

The Game Day Sauce Bar

Blazing Saddles

Saucy Maple

East Meets West

Garlic Love Fest

Agave Barbecue

Barbecue Inferno

Chile Barbecue

Sweet & Sour

Rajun Cajun

Jalapeño Fire Sauce

Just Yell Fire!

Red-Hot Beer Sauce

Buttery Cayenne-Mustard Sauce

Slow as Molasses

Peanut Butter Flame Sauce

The Party Salsa Bar

Tomato & Hot Pepper Salsa

Chili Beer Salsa

Black Bean & Corn Salsa

Fruit Salad Salsa

Under the Apple Tree Salsa

The Dipping Mustard Trio

Hot or Mild Mustard

Horseradish Mustard

Sweet Beer Mustard

The Hoppy Hummus Bar

Hoppy Hummus

Spicy-Hot Hummus

Pumpkin Patch Hummus

Garden Veggie Hummus

Smoky Hangout Hummus

Extra Garlicky Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Pine Nut Hummus

Guac ’n’ Roll

Garlicky Guacamole

Smoky Saloon Guacamole

Spicy-Hot Guacamole

Garden Veggie Guacamole

Parmesan-Artichoke Dip

Plastered Pimiento Spread

Leek & Lager Spread

Cheesy Black Bean Dip

Spiked & Spicy Cheddar Spread

Chapter 4: Barroom Tapas

Potato Skins Stuffed with Chiles, Tomatoes & Green Onions

Avocado & Onion Quesadillas

Taproom Tacos with Green Sauce

Tipsy Stuffed Tomatoes

The Boozy Soup & Stew Bar

Blitzed Bean Soup

Buzzed Broccoli & Cheese Soup

Running Wild Rice Soup

Cheddar & Beer Bisque

Soused Black Bean Chili

Dive Bar Veggie Stew

The Beer Lover’s Salad Bar

Spinach, Romaine & Radicchio Salad with Beer Dressing

Mixed Greens with Spicy Beer Dressing

The Slaw Platter

Cabbage Slaw

Broccoli Slaw

Carrot Slaw

Beer-Marinated Vegetable Medley

The DIY Kebab Bar

Cayenne & Horseradish Beer Marinade

Worcestershire & Peace Marinade

Far East Lager Marinade

Brown Sugar & Spice Marinade

Tomato & Beer Marinade

Southwestern Red Wine & Lager Marinade

Brew & BBQ Marinade

Screwy Pasta & Vegetables with Cheesy Beer Sauce

Eggplant & Portobello Pasta

Greasy Spoon Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Dilly Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Red-Hot Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Mushroom Lover’s Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Grilled Cheese & Tomato Sandwiches

Uppity Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

The Beer Lover’s Artisanal Cheese Platter

Bruschetta Brewski

Patatas Bravo! Bravo!

The Mash Up! Platter

Yukon Gold Mash

Cauliflower Mash

Carrot Mash

Sweet Potato Mash

Jalapeño Potato Mash

Garlic Mash

Bloody Mary Mash

Apple Tree Pancakes

Tanked Banana Pancakes

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate-Dipped Bananas

Chapter 5: Last Call Pizza & Burgers

The Beer & Pizza Bar

Taco Night Pizza

Flying Buffalo at the Tap Pizza

Alfredo’s White Garlic Pub Pizza

Mushroom Lover’s Pizza Party

Pepper Lover’s Pizza Palooza

The Veggie Lover’s Last Call Pizza

The Beer & Burgers Bar

Beer Garden Veggie Burgers

Sweet Onion Sliders

Grilled Portobello Burgers

Mushroom Lover’s Burger

Portobello Fire Burger

Buffalo-Style Portobello Burger

Sauerkraut & Portobello Burger

Cheesy Eggplant Burgers

Grilled Cauliflower Burgers

Fried Potato Sliders with Saffron Sauce

Grilled Tomato-Basil Sliders

Dance to the Beet Sliders

Part 2: The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Party Drinks

Chapter 6: Beer Cocktails

Seven & Lime

Buzzy Navel


Lemon Jack

Jungle Juice

Wild Thing

The Sweet Nut

Hoola Juice

The Lush’s Iced Tea

Malibu Rumble

Hootinanny Sunrise

Truth or Dare?

Root Beer

BBQ Buddy

Red-Headed Mary


Peach Fizz

Red Carpet

Sweet Caroline

Beer Over Cherry Rocks

Ginger Ale

V Beer

A Beer Sour

Rum in the Dark

Dew Drop

The Big O

Lemon Tickler

Daredevil’s Brew

Hound Dog

Tongue Tingler


Skip & Go Naked

Dive Bar Mimosa

Blue Moon

Fire & Ice

Pacific Coast Highway

Jumping Jack

Beer Cinner


Eeking Monkey

Nineteenth Hole


Love Potion #7

Sour Momma

Beer Bender

Beer Crush

Sour Puss

Twist & Shout

Back Alley Dame

Cranberry Beer

After-Dinner Mint

The Original Beer Margarita

Red, White & Brewski

Apple Tree Cider


Beer Gypsy


Goodnight, Sweetheart!

Pleather & Lace

Route 66

Under the Table Daiquiri

The Celebrewtante



Spicy Tomato

Butter Beer


Sweet Home Amaretto

Head Trip


Chapter 7: Beer Chuggers



Kahlúa Chug

Depth Charge

Licorice Beer


Tequila Rocket

Beer Beer Chugger

The Electric Slider

Dancin’ Momma

Jäger Beer Bomb

Lunch Box

The Rebel’s Yell

Hot Sake Beer Plunge

Strawberry Jolt

Melon Burst

Green Goblin

Gobble Gobble

Red Vodka Chugger

Irish Car Race

Barroom Blitz

Amaretto-Rum Chugger


Craig’s Outhouse Slammer

Barn Burner

Burning Bush


Raspberry Comet

Coconut Bonfire

Sake Boom Boom

Dice Run

Chapter 8: Beer Shots, Shooters & Chasers

Tropical Nectar

Gin Blast


Short & Stout

Atomic Diva

Agave Drop

Hell-O Beer Shots

Honky Tonk

Pickled Vodka

Extra Dirty!

Wild Turkey Trot

Hoot & Holler

Shooting Stars

Drunken Leprechaun

Hot Ballers

Motor Mouth

Beer Babbler

Aunt Reggie

Spinal Tap

Chapter 9: Beer Party Punches

Citrus Sunsation


Pretty in Pink

Gin Mill & Ginger Punch

Lemon & Lager Punch

4th of July Parade Punch

Sour Patch Punch

New Year’s Punch

The Wine Snob’s Beer Punch

Three Sheets to the Wind Punch

Cloud 9

Home Sweet Home

The Berry Bucket

Good for What Ales You! Fruit Punch

Midnight Moon & Fiddle Punch

Party Like a Rock Star!

Orange Fizz

Plastered Peach Punch

Beach Party Punch

Double Trouble

Polka Punch

Dart Board Punch

Orange Tattoo Punch

Barstool Sipping Punch

Trick-or-Treat Candy Punch

Strawberry-Orange Sloshed Slush

Mojo Punch

Beer Bottle Punch

Chapter 10: Beer Floats & Shakes

Root Beer Float

Strawberry & Ale Float

Minty Stout Float

Chocolate Beershake

Vanilla Cream Ale Float

Coconut Ale Float

Irish Cream & Stout Float

Appendix 1: Alcohol Glossary

Appendix 2: Store-Bought Plant-Based Cheese Resource Guide


About the Author



The love of beer literally flows through my veins.

Not only do I drink it and cook with it, but I also stand on the shoulders of a legacy that reaches back almost


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Format: Paperback

Length: 9 in
Width: 7 in
Weight: 0.00 oz
Page Count: 320 pages


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