9 Recipes for Your Labor Day Cookout

Forget that Labor Day marks the end of summer and pack in as much grilling and beer-filled fun into 3 days as you can.

We’ve pulled together 9 of our favorite cookout recipes – from burgers, chicken (3 ways) and shrimp off the grill to make-ahead desserts and pitchers of beer cocktails – to help you plan the ultimate beer-filled Labor Day spread.

  1. Ultimate Beer Burger

    The ultimate cookout calls for the ultimate burger. Try our stout spiked version layered with Hop Mayo, Beer Bacon & Onion Jam, lettuce, tomato and topped with a Spent Grain Bun.
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  3. Lambic Sangria

    All day cooking and eating fetes call for pitcher drinks. Mix up a bunch of this lambic sangria ahead of time and just top off the pitcher as it gets low.
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  5. Chocolate Maple Porter Icebox Cake

    Icebox cakes are made for summer. Prepare the day before and get ready to see it devoured as soon as it hits the table.
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  7. South Asian Beer Wings

    We make these wings under the broiler year-round, but they (like nearly everything else) are even better straight off the grill.
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  9. Hop Mayo

    Dip chips into this delightful twist on IPA while you wait for things to come off the grill - then slather all over your burger and grilled chicken sandwiches.
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  11. Beer & Ginger Grilled Chicken

    Punch up your grilled chicken recipe with beer and ginger. Grill up a few extras for amazing chicken salad sandwiches all week long.
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  13. Peel & Eat Beer Shrimp

    Like the wings, while we make these year-round, they are best straight off the grill and peeled on a picnic table.
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  15. Jalapeño Saison Gazpacho

    Beat (and bring) the heat with bracingly refreshing gazpacho. We start with tart tomatillos and sweet tomatoes then turn up the heat with a double dose of jalapeño coming from beer and pepper for a soup that is tart, spicy and entirely satisfying.
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  17. Beer Can Chicken

    Packed with orange notes and a bit of heat (plus a bit of awkward positioning) our Beer Can Chicken always entertains a crowd.