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The Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook


ISBN: 978-1-77050-193-5
Dimesions: 8 x 9.5
Page Count: 208
Binding: Paperback with flaps
Features: 75 recipes; full colour throughout, including photographs; index

About the Author

David Ort writes about food and drink for publications both online and in print. For almost five years he has expressed his passion for delicious food and... read about this author

The Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook

The Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook is a lively and engaging introduction to craft beer as well as a set of 75 recipes that use craft beer as an ingredient or go well with craft beer as a pairing. Recipes that use beer ingredients such as hops, spent grain, and hops extract will also appeal to home brewers. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about craft beer, use craft beer in cooking or know which beer styles and particular beers to serve with particular dishes, this book is for you.


The book’s detailed introduction covers the basics:

  • a bit of craft beer history and the theory of pairing beer with food
  • lagers and ales (and their many categories) and other beer styles
  • beer ingredients (grains, hops, yeast, water and flavourings)
  • gluten-free beer, cooking with alcohol and deep-frying
  • measuring a beer’s bitterness and the International Bittering Units (IBUs) scale.


The recipes include ones for snacks, salads, soups, vegetables, noodles, rice, seafood, meat and poultry. There are old favourites here as well as new surprises, such as:

  • Beer Fondue
  • Witbier Onion Rings
  • No-Knead Soft Pretzels
  • Korean-style Scallion Pancakes
  • Grilled Moules Frîtes (Grilled Mussels and Potatoes)
  • Braised Smoky Ribs


There is a section on Beer Cocktails, Sweets and Desserts and mouth-watering condiments and accompaniments you’ll want to keep “In the Pantry”.


Each recipe includes a recommendation for a specific Canadian craft beer. Since not all Canadian craft beers are available across the country, a recommendation for an international craft beer is also often included. As well, there are profiles of craft-beer makers across Canada and a Further Reading section with an extensive list of books and websites.


With a crisp and confident writing style, David has made The Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook an ideal book for craft-beer experts as well as novices.