Beer is the drink of the people. We love our whiskey and wine, but when we’re really honest with ourselves, a cold one can hit the spot like nothing else. But don’t sell your brewskies short: from hoppy IPAs to smooth, creamy stouts, beer is just begging to make its way from your pint glass into your main course. Pick up a nice six-pack, pop open a bottle, and let beer surprise you in the kitchen.

Click through the gallery above to see all of the recipes.