3 Recipes Made with Guinness Beer

This St. Patrick’s Day, don’t just drink your beer, eat it too! Seriously. We’re daring you to go beyond the glass and mix up our tasty recipes featuring this stout with clout.

10 Who-Knew Uses for Beer
1. Make Jewelry SparkleUsing a light ale and a clean towel, polish gold jewelry to remove dirt. The beer’s natural acids help bring back the shine, says Timothy Dahl, editor of home improvement and green site Charles & Hudson. Try this on tarnished copper pots, too.
2. Give Your Hair ShinePut life back into flat hair with flat beer. Mix 1 cup lager with 1 egg yolk and massage into strands. Leave on for a few minutes and wash with shampoo, says skin-care therapist Julia March, who grew up using beer as a hair rinse in eastern Europe.
3. Loosen Rusty Bolts and ScrewsStop fighting with stuck-in-place screws! Pour a few gulps of beer on the frozen hardware, wait a few seconds, then give it a turn. The carbonation helps break down the rust.
Read more here!

10 Who-Knew Uses for Beer

1. Make Jewelry Sparkle
Using a light ale and a clean towel, polish gold jewelry to remove dirt. The beer’s natural acids help bring back the shine, says Timothy Dahl, editor of home improvement and green site Charles & Hudson. Try this on tarnished copper pots, too.

2. Give Your Hair Shine
Put life back into flat hair with flat beer. Mix 1 cup lager with 1 egg yolk and massage into strands. Leave on for a few minutes and wash with shampoo, says skin-care therapist Julia March, who grew up using beer as a hair rinse in eastern Europe.

3. Loosen Rusty Bolts and Screws
Stop fighting with stuck-in-place screws! Pour a few gulps of beer on the frozen hardware, wait a few seconds, then give it a turn. The carbonation helps break down the rust.

Read more here!

Beer Break: Put Away Your Cell Phone

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It’s not surprising that the most stimulating and memorable conversations usually happen in person and oftentimes over great food and drink. So why then, do we communicate with our friends primarily via social media?

In honor of National Lager Day – and the start of National Lager Week – put away your ever-present mobile device and take some time to sip on a cold brew and establish a non-digital connection with friends and family.

Our suggestion? Cozy up with our Lazy Jerky Turkey Chili - Psst, it’s made with lager! -and pair it with a pint. This is one holiday week we’re looking forward to celebrating!

Our 6 Favorite Instagram Photos of the Week

Every week, we’re picking our favorite Instagram photos and sharing them on Friday. Follow us on Instagram at @rachaelraymag OR tweet us your favorite photos at @rachaelraymag on Twitter. From there, we’ll include your photos in the running to be featured on our blog. Keep snappin’ away!

Hint: Click on the photos to get more information!

A NEW TWIST ON PRETZELS

The classic ballpark snack will always have a place in our hearts. Our taste buds, however, are doing a secret happy dance over these tasty chef-made variations. Just in time for Oktoberfest, Andrea Slonecker, author of the forthcoming Artisan Pretzels at Home, tracked down 8 of the nation’s best best.

  • Pretzel-Dusted Calamari at ABC Kitchen, New York, NY

In chef/co-owner Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s kitchen, Executive Chef Dan Kluger pulverized sourdough pretzels to become a coating for fried calamari. Find out more here!

  • Pretzel Spaetzle at Le Pigeon, Portland, OR

Über-creative chef Gabriel Rucker turns spaetzle nubbins into chewy pretzel pieces and serves them with crumbled sausage and seared pork loin.

Stay tuned as we share 6 more new twists on pretzels!

I love tailgating as much Rachael does and was lucky enough to be on set for our Instant Expert: Tailgating Booklet! Here’s our photographer, Cedric Angeles, shooting the beer bar.
—Mackenzie Craig, Associate Photo Editor
Find more Behind the Scenes shots here!

I love tailgating as much Rachael does and was lucky enough to be on set for our Instant Expert: Tailgating Booklet! Here’s our photographer, Cedric Angeles, shooting the beer bar.

—Mackenzie Craig, Associate Photo Editor

Find more Behind the Scenes shots here!

The Olympics isn’t the only thing happening this weekend! If you’re near New York City, Time Out New York’s First Annual BBQ Blowout Festival at the Greenwich Village Country Club is going on too. Tickets range in prices, but tasting dishes from New York’s finest BBQ restaurants, including Salt Lick, Southern Hospitality and John Brown Smokehouse, plus beers are a guarantee. Indie singer-songwriter Caitlin Bell will be crooning tunes to assure a laid back time with good food and friends. In case you can’t make it, stay tuned because we’ll be sure to share all the details!
—Lauren Katz, Online Intern
Pictured: Pulled BBQ Beef Sandwiches

The Olympics isn’t the only thing happening this weekend! If you’re near New York City, Time Out New York’s First Annual BBQ Blowout Festival at the Greenwich Village Country Club is going on too. Tickets range in prices, but tasting dishes from New York’s finest BBQ restaurants, including Salt Lick, Southern Hospitality and John Brown Smokehouse, plus beers are a guarantee. Indie singer-songwriter Caitlin Bell will be crooning tunes to assure a laid back time with good food and friends. In case you can’t make it, stay tuned because we’ll be sure to share all the details!

—Lauren Katz, Online Intern

Pictured: Pulled BBQ Beef Sandwiches

Oysters and beer top my ideal summer happy hour menu. This weekend I stopped by Update Craft Beer & Oyster Bar and had the best time tasting and comparing oysters from both coasts! I loved the saltier east coast ones and will definitely be back for more!
—Lauren Smith, Online Editorial Assistant
(Source: rachaelraymag.com)

Oysters and beer top my ideal summer happy hour menu. This weekend I stopped by Update Craft Beer & Oyster Bar and had the best time tasting and comparing oysters from both coasts! I loved the saltier east coast ones and will definitely be back for more!

—Lauren Smith, Online Editorial Assistant

(Source: rachaelraymag.com)