Brewberry Brownies










Brewberry Brownies

Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup blueberry beer
4 ounces coarsely chopped bittersweet chocolate
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup dark cocoa powder (such as Hershey's Special Dark)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
10 ounces white chocolate chips
3/4 cup fresh blueberries, patted dry

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line an 11x8-inch baking dish with foil; coat with cooking spray.

Melt 1/2 cup butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, and cook the butter, stirring frequently, until it starts to brown and foam. Remove pan from heat and stir in beer and bittersweet chocolate, until melted and smooth; set aside.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer on high speed, beat together granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla, for 4 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low, and beat in melted chocolate mixture, until well combined. Stir in flour mixture, until just combined.
Scrape batter into prepared dish; bake at 375 degrees F, for 25-30 minutes, or until set. Plunge dish into a larger baking dish, filled with ice water, until brownies are cool.

Place white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until chocolate is melted, about 1 minute, stirring every 20 seconds. Pour white chocolate over brownies and smooth the surface, using a rubber spatula. Push blueberries evenly into the surface.
Freeze the brownies until set, about 1 hour. Lift the foil-lined brownies out of dish, and slice into bars, using a sharp knife.

Yield: 12 brownies

78 comments:

  1. They look lovely and gooey. I don't think I could drink the blueberry beer, but it sounds perfect for these brownies.

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  2. Gorgeous brownies. I love the glaze with the blueberries on top.

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  3. Most unusual brownie.You are so creative! You know they will be sending you cases of this beer for writing about it.

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  4. Blueberry beer turned into brownies! You little creative genius you! They look mighty fine and delicious too Emiline!

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  5. Have you tried Kevin's Beer battered fish yet? I made it on Friday night and it was delicious!
    The brownies are so beautiful!!!
    I made cupcakes with Guinness. They were lovely and moist with a slight bitterness, almost as if it had 70% chocolate in them.

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  6. Interesting - I have never seen blueberry beer before but it seems to have given the brownies a lovely deep colour and a wonderful texture.

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  7. Never heard of blueberry beer before - and def not in a brownie - very imaginative! Bet they tasted great?

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  8. Awesome ingredients with an amazing result. I must try this lager, hope someone local is making blueberry lager.

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  9. I totally agree about beer being a staple in the kitchen. These Brewberry Brownies look amazing!

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  10. I bet you'll find a market for those little and delicious guys. I will buy some if you start selling them, they sound to die for!

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  11. You are really, really on to something here. I've never heard of beer with brownies, but I can't turn those down. They are staring at me from across the room like a girl at a middle school dance.

    Love the color, love the flavor, love the idea.

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  12. How have I never seen Wild Blue before?! I must find some. Hopefully I'll have some left to try out these delicious brownies!

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  13. Ohhh I've had this beer before. My favorite remains Wachusetts blueberry ale but this one is a little bit more syrup-y so I'm sure it works well for a recipe. Might have to try this!!!

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  14. Mmmmm, what a gorgeous looking brownie! I love blueberries!

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  15. Wow those brownies look awesome! And I wonder if I can get that beer around here...

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  16. Wow! They look so warm and gooey and yummy. I've never tried blueberry beer. Sounds awesome!

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  17. These look incredible! Emiline, have you ever entered recipe contests with all your great original recipes? If not, you should!

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  18. I love you for so many reasons right now.

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  19. Wow. I would never think to put blueberries in a brownie, but it looks SO GOOD!
    I love the little bulldog logo on the beer! Cute!

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  20. I read the title and immediately thought, "Ah, Em's been baking with beer again!"
    Lovely creation, and it looks incredibly delicious, from the texture to how you decorated the top.

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  21. I don't drink a lot of beer or cook with it, but you certainly have a way of making it sound and look delicious!

    Is there a culinary reason why you enjoy cooking with beer? Does it do something to the batter? Or is it just for flavor? Just wondering...

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  22. Hmmmm, blueberry beer and beer brownies....
    I think I've been out of the country too long.....
    The brownies I could eat, but the beer.... I'll ponder that.

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  23. Yum! I have a bottle of raspberry wine that I've been meaning to make into a chocolate raspberry cake for about seven months- maybe this'll light a fire under me!
    I love baking with booze, don't you? ;)

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  24. I'm glad that you got around to making those brownies - they look RIDICULOUSLY good!!

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  25. I would love to try that lager! Look at the cool label, I mean how can you resist that? The brownies are a lot of fun Emiline! I might just dunk one on the beer!

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  26. what a crazy idea. and yet, from the photos, it looks like it worked perfectly. i wonder how they taste. great recipe!

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  27. Oooh these look fantastic! I'm planning an ice cream with beer in it soon, maybe you could make a blueberry beer ice cream?

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  28. Yay! The brewberries are from Oregon! The ones we have here are just swell. I would just abut kill for one of those brownies, you know.

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  29. firstly, what a clever spin on the name! love it. and ah! definitely beer. what a cool blueberry lager you've found. i'm well jealous. hopefully i can try and recreate this some time soon. i miss the classic sweets....

    x

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  30. you boozer. these are incredible. if culinary school doesn't work out, or even if it does, i think you should definitely sell a few of these on the side.

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  31. I'm not a huge beer drinker, but love fruit beers. I bet your blueberry beer wouldn't be too sweet for me!
    Totally awesome brownies in every way. I think white chocolate with blueberries is a stunning combo and the beer gives it the extra edge. Nice job, Em!

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  32. This is awesome and creative! I would love to try these. And the name is perfect.

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  33. Hey, I have a question. Why do you put the pan in a larger pan filled with ice water? I've notice you do this on a few other recipes too, and I've never heard of it.

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  34. I have never seen this kind of beer. My husband loves beer and I think that these brownies would be the only sweet baked goods he'll ever eat. :)

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  35. Those look luscious.

    Am also a fan of beer... and beer in brownies sounds like a lovely surprise! I've a recipe for stout brownies, which is completely addictive. But, blueberry beer... that's unique!

    I might have to try a blonde brownie with Wheach (peach wheat beer)...

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  36. I love the bottom photo, where you can tell somebody plucked a blueberry (or it fell off, but the vision of someone sneakily plucking it is more fun).

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  37. I have not come across Blueberry Beer but you know, I now must find it!

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  38. Ok seriously when I saw the blueberry brownie I wanted to lick my computer screen.

    Yummy.

    The best part is the white chocolate on top.

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  39. We would like to feature this recipe on our blog. Please email haleyglasco@gmail.com if interested. Thanks :)

    Haley

    http://blog.keyingredient.com/

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  40. These are really awesome. I have always wanted to bake with beer but have been afraid it will mess something up. I love this pear beer-maybe i'll start with that.

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  41. Those brewberry brownies look really good! Great idea to use the blueberry beer in brownies. I am going to have to look for the blueberry beer.

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  42. Those brewberry brownies look awesome!! And that beer!? Where do you get those beers? Never even heard of blueberry lager before.
    Come to NY quick and bake for me! :-)

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  43. Jan- You might like it!

    Prudy- Thank you!

    Courtney- I hope so.

    Peter G- Thanks!

    Nina- That fish did look really good.

    Caked Crusader- Gotta try them.

    Beth- Of course they did.

    Peter M- Probably somebody is.

    Jules- Yes, I agree.

    Ben- I'll ship them in the mail.

    Adam- Thanks! You can sell them in your bakery.

    Sharon- I'm not sure. I live in MO so that may be why.

    Maybelles Parents- Thanks!

    Esthermm- If I see that beer, I'll have to try it.

    Jenny- Thanks!

    Mary- Thanks!

    Dragon- Thank you!

    Lisa- I've entered a few. Good results in a couple. Mostly disappointed though.

    Brittany- Awww.

    Janna- Thanks! That is a cute logo.

    Christina- You know me too well!

    Annie- I need to email you that answer. It all started a couple of years ago...

    Katiez- You might like the beer! It's more like liquor.

    Man this is a lot of comments. People love brewberry brownies. :) Okay, back to commenting.

    Pumpkin- I do! Raspberry wine sounds great. I'd be interested to see your cake.

    Veggiegirl- Thanks!

    Clumbsy Cookie- Thank you!

    GKBloodsugr- Thanks!

    Becky- Crazy, I agree.

    Brilynn- Blueberry beer ice cream sounds fantastic!

    Heather- I know you would! :)

    Diva- Get back to your sweets!

    Grace- I do love my booze...

    Aimee- You'd probably enjoy the beer, and thank you!

    Cookinpanda- I know! The name is the best part.

    Anon- Sorry for the delayed response, and thanks for dropping by. This is a habit that I picked up a few years ago. I can't remember where I read it! I think of it as stopping the cooking process as soon as possible, resulting in a fudgier brownie. I like to cool them off as soon as possible. Then I'll stick them in the freezer to get them really firm, then slice. I think it truly does change the texture of a brownie. I need to look into this more. I'm sorry that's not a great explanation! The process isn't necessary - so if it's too much of a hassle, don't worry about it.

    Patricia- I must meet this husband!

    Lo- Those brownies sound really good!

    Amy- Um, it probably was me. :)

    Mrs. L- Good luck!

    Lbluca- I agree!

    Haley- Maybe! I'll have to check out your blog.

    Ivy- Just do it! No regrets.

    Kevin- Good luck. I'm sure you will be able to find it in Canada.

    Zen- I would be honored.

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  44. Wowwee Emiline!!! This is awesome. Great pics. As soon as my hubby hears about these, I really think he's gonna want me to bake up a batch. Wow, I am in awe! So cool!

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  45. ooooh these look good :) I also love putting beer in food... pizza dough, chocolate cake... these look amazing, too!! mmmmm

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  46. I think the ice bath is from Alice Medrich.

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  47. I'm not a big beer fan at all, but I'm definitely intrigued by these. Wonder if I can buy just one bottle? LOL

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  48. holy gracious!! i have never seen brownies loaded with much berries as this! you are indeed creative emiline! i love it

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  49. Would I make these with the beer? I'm not so sure. Would I eat these, if you sent them to me? Absolutely!!!

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  50. I've gopt to try this with chocolate beer Em:D

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  51. Anon- You're right! It was the baking goddess Alice Medrich, wasn't it?
    Here's another tip I just read: if you melt the sugar into the butter and chocolate, it creates a brownie with a shiny top! I'm going to have to try it.

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  52. I always love when you use beer in food. You find the best beers!

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  53. There are a lot of sweet/fruit-infused beers out now. I guess that's the new trend. They don't taste that great (just give me real beer PLEASE) on their own, but now I know what to do with one if somebody gives me one at a party.

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  54. Emiline, these brownies look Yummy,yummy!!! look delicious!! xGloria

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  55. Wow, blueberry beer - now I have heard it all! Your brownies look so whimsical! Love it.

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  56. wow...these sound amazing! where did you find blueberry beer??

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  57. I am not a brownie fan but this recipe has my curiosity and do does the beer. Could you pour us a glass and let us see the color and head....pleeeeeaaasssseee

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  58. Egad, melting the sugar, butter and chocolate together, is part of the procedure for my world's worst brownies!

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  59. Oh, and I apparently need to start baking with beer, so I get 59 comments too.

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  60. These brewberry brownies light my fire - they look absolutely luscious.

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  61. These look so good! I'm going to have to work on a gluten free version.

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  62. Okay... this post is just plain decadent! These photos practically drip and ooze. I almost want to lick my monitor! ;)

    Cindy

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  63. I love that the picture of the beer is 1/2 empty! I hope you got to enjoy the other part!

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  64. wow. these are different indeed! nice work.

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  65. these look great! i have been tossing around ideas for a irish car bomb cupcake...it is still in its hypothetical stages and know that someone else is baking with beer successfully gives me lots of hope.

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  66. I am not a huge fan of blueberries, but this recipe looked awesome so I decided to play a bit with it. Being up in north Idaho, I decided to use a local huckleberry ale and huckleberry jam on the top. I also added a bit of butter and cream to the white chocolate to thin it out so I could "marble" the beautiful purple jam with the white topping.
    They were amazing! I'm calling them "Huckleberry Brewnies" since I couldn't really use your clever title! Thanks so much for the glorious inspiration!

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  67. Anna- I love your huckleberry idea! I want some of that ale...and some huckleberries. I've never had a huckleberry before.
    Thanks so much for trying the brownies!

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  68. I LOVE Wild Blue, so I am definitely going to make these and then enter them in the dessert contest at the monthly music variety show!

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  69. i like this idea alot mmm chcolate and blueberries mmmmmmm this beer is excellent i just had some the other night ...best blueberry beer out there....i have tried others and ewww bad flavors..dont buy the one and i cant remember the name but it says its made with maine blueberries that one sucks royally thanks for this post!!!!

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  70. i would like to point out emiline that if you like chocolate and beer i love wild blue for a blueberry beer as i am a beer connosiuer sorry if spelled wrong....but i want to inform you of another beer i think would rock in a brownie and i would appreciate if you could invent one and then email me a reply or the recipe when you do but the beer is a chocolate beer made by Miller and i dont remember the name of it but it comes in singles or a 4 pack and yes they still sell it i see it all the time but honestly oh my god it is very good.... it really has a real chocolate taste and the beer itself is a sipping beer but i love it and i love good chocolate i dont eat hersheys uck i am all about single origin top of the line chocolate so i hope my opinion matters and i hope you can construct something for me and for all the readers....i am a chef in my third year of college for culinary and i specialize in asain cuisine ...i like to bake but would rather create other foods as in cooking i dont have to measure ohhh i hate that precision measuring thing i like to just say hmmm lets toss this in and do that and you understand well hope this was good for ya....have a great day and please let me know when or if you can create something with this ....!!!!
    my email is jk2007artist@yahoo.com

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  71. Rachel, good luck to you! If I was going to make these again, I think I would top them with white chocolate ganche, instead of just white chocolate.

    Anon, thanks for the nice and interesting comment! I'm always thinking about making more beer brownies, so you'll never know when I might make one! So, it's by Miller, you say? Does it have a purple label on it?

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  72. Emiline -

    I agree, it was so hard to cut through . . . I shall have to do this again!

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  73. Emiline . . . oops forgot to add, it's by AB, but doesn't flaunt it like all over the label and the 6 pack I had said it was bottled somewhere in New York it said nothing about AB on it when I purchased mine. Look for the blue bulldog though! It's such a tasty beer!

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  74. blueberry beer? i've never seen those before! those brownies are awesome!

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