I always use beer as half the liquid in my chili recipes. I have also used it in stew with good results. Out here in CA—-I’m partial to Anchor Steam Beer or Newcastle Ale. When I go to microbrewries I like (at Belmont Brewing Co.) either the Long Beach Crude (Guiness watch out!) or their Full Sail Ale. I have found the brews at Karl Strauss to be ok—-not great. And light beers are—-well———*&*&(&&&(!!!![:D]
AHHHH, Anchor Steam. I wish I had one now and it would not go in the Chili. Happy boating EdSails.