It's the best of both worlds!

Enjoy even more of your favorite brews with your dinner by adding that distinct flavor to your meals. It's a win-win! We've done some research and found five easy-to-follow, delicious recipes using beer that are guaranteed to be a hit at any backyard barbecue. And the best part is that you can use whatever kind of beer you'd like, allowing for each of the following recipes to be tailored to you and your taste buds.

So crack open a cold one and let's dive in!

Beer Can Chicken

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Courtesy of Food Network

This recipe by celebrity chef Bobby Flay is a classic! It's smoky, juicy, and a bit spicy (just to mix things up), and it should be on everybody's barbecue list.

View the full recipe on Food Network's website.

Chocolate Truffles With Beer Sugar

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Courtesy of bon appétit.

Chocolate + Beer = Heaven.

View the full recipe on bon appétit's website.

Beer-Braised Brisket

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Courtesy of bon appétit.

Serve the beer-braised brisket with slaw, sauces, rolls, pickles, and more. It'll give you plenty of delicious options to choose from!

View the full recipe on bon appétit's website.

Beer-Battered Curly Fries

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Courtesy of Food Network.

If you're a fry fanatic, then you have got to try this recipe! Not only do you get the crunch of the fries but the sweet flavor of the beer. It's a must-have at any party or, hell, even for a Friday night in.

View the full recipe on Food Network's website.

Beer Dip

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Courtesy of Taste of Home.

This quick and easy-to-make beer dip pairs perfectly with pretzels! Seriously, once you start eating this tasty snack, it'll be hard to stop.

View the full recipe on Taste of Home's website.

So, what do you think? Do you have your own beer-infused recipes we should try? Share them with us in the comments below. And if you try your hand at any of the above recipes, let us know what you think and send us your final products in comments below! Happy eating!