It's National Beer Day, which means we should all raise a glass to celebrate the Cullen-Harrison Act of 1933. This quasi-holiday celebrates an important anniversary—of the day, 82 years ago, when beer began to flow in America after 12 years of prohibition. Obviously you should celebrate by clinking pints with friends, but you can also make tonight’s dinner all about beer. Here, nine beer-soaked recipes that happen to be totally delicious.
1. Beer-and-Cheddar Soup
This intensely comforting soup gets a spicy kick from chopped jalapeños.
2. Lager-Steamed Mussels with Mustard, Kielbasa and Dill
Light-bodied lager is perfect for steaming plump, juicy mussels.