1. For tastier corned beef and cabbage, add half a bottle of brown beer to the pot in which the food is simmering.
2. For a more complex tasting dinner bread, replace the water in a basic egg-bread recipe with beer (but not light beer—you’ll need the full-calorie version!). Use these proportions as a starting point: 4 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons baking powder, 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer, 2 teaspoons salt, 2 beaten eggs.