WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 29: Belgian style crepes made with beer in Washington, DC on February 29, 2012. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)

On the perhaps rare occasion that you find yourself with a beer that you'd rather not imbibe, consider all the ways you can use it to cook. Here are a few starting points, from our Recipe Finder.

Belgian-Style Crepes. Yep, there's beer in the batter! These can go savory or sweet.


WASHINGTON DC - FEBRUARY 17: Dorie Greenspan’s Belgian Beef-and-Beer Stew on white bowl plate with a silver spoon shot on February 17, 2016 in Washington DC. (Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post)

Dorie Greenspan's Belgian Beef and Beer Stew. Is it too soon to be offering a hearty stew? We can't help it. This one is a keeper.


WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Scampi-Style Crab Fettuccine With Beer. (Dixie D. Vereen/For The Washington Post)

Scampi-Style Crab Fettuccine With Beer. A quick, healthful dinner; it calls for 1/2 cup of an amber beer, but you could also make it with a dry white wine.

Slow-Rise, No-Knead Rustic Caraway-Beer Bread. Better than the quick variety of beer breads.


FD/HOTDOGS20 Washington Post Studio DATE: May 13, 2009 PHOTO: Julia Ewan/TWP CAPTION: Condiments: Nate's Beer Mustard. StaffPhoto imported to Merlin on Wed May 13 18:57:03 2009 (Julia Ewan/The Washington Post)

Spicy Beer Mustard. We mean spicy.


WASHINGTON DC - September 5TH: Beer-Roasted Mushrooms shot on September 5th, 2017 in Washington DC. (Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post)

Beer-Roasted Mushrooms. These easy 'shrooms are great as a main dish or sandwich filling.