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Nitro Stout Brownies

A rich and fudgy brownie recipe from our friend Allo Gilinsky from The Craft Beer Concierge


There are so many ways to enhance already bold flavors with beer, especially those that are malty and dark. I took inspiration from my favorite brownie recipe to use Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ Nitro Stout in the batter and boy are these brownies delicious!

This beer has amazing cocoa aromas and flavors that are a perfect complement to those in the brownies. The light body of the beer also helps to cut through the fudginess and adds richness to the already decadent brownies. Make sure you have a can on standby to pair with the brownies after they’ve cooled, too!


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. In a small saucepan, bring Nitro Stout to a boil over a medium-high heat. Once boiling, reduce to medium heat and allow to simmer until reduced down to 1/2 cup, about 20 minutes. Set aside a cool for at least 10 minutes.*
    *Don’t skip this step of reducing the beer, it’s important as it cooks the alcohol out and leaves the essence of flavors from the stout intact. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 350℉. Line an 8×8 square pan with parchment paper and butter generously.
  3. In a microwavable bowl, melt butter and 3/4 cup chocolate chips until melted and smooth, stir in 30 second intervals. Stir in sugar and 1/2 cup of Nitro Stout and vanilla.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs until bubbly on top, about 1 minute. Add the eggs to the chocolate mixture.
  5. In another small bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined and then add the remaining chocolate chips.
  6. Spread evenly into the pan and bake for 35-40 minutes. Let cool and then cut.