Beer Braised Beef Brisket

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Beer Braised Beef Brisket

Slow Oven Cooked Beef Brisket

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Can you believe it? People typically celebrate by giving each other gifts and by EATING. They make Valentine’s Day treats and often have a nice meal. Fancy restaurants or any restaurant really, are jam packed. Instead of fighting the crowds stay home and enjoy each other. While you are busy being lovey-dovey, throw this delicious Beer Braised Beef Brisket in the oven. You won’t be sorry!

Cooking Brisket In An Oven

Usually when people think of beef briskets recipes they imagine the grill and BBQ sauce. Don’t get me wrong, that’s tasty too, but my husband just hasn’t gotten the grill thing down yet. And the last time I tried to grill something there was a puff of flames and I ended up burning off all my eyelashes and brows. It wasn’t fun. To say the least, cooking brisket in an oven is the way to go for me. Way safer!

This beer brisket recipe was cooked in a dutch oven. No, it’s not a special oven. It’s a special pot. A very heavy and durable pot that keeps the heat in. Despite it being very dirty at the end of cooking this amazing brisket, it was super easy to clean. It pretty much just wipes clean.

While Your Brisket Is Cooking

This brisket takes about 4.5 hours to cook. That’s undisturbed cooking. No basting. No hovering. Just plain good ole free time! It’s a great time to hang out with your loved one and relax. Maybe throw back a couple of the extra beers you have from making this brisket and go on a stroll around the neighborhood. What could ruin the mood? Warm beer! This is where the BottleKeeper enters.


The BottleKeeper is a stainless steel shell that you insert a whole, ice cold beer into. Inside there’s a neoprene sleeve to keep the beer nice and cold as well as a screw top cap to keep it fresh.

bottlekeeper neoprene

bottlekeeper lid

The BottleKeeper is easy to use. Just unscrew the bottom and the top. Slide in your cold beer and screw everything back.

bottlekeeper above

The end result is heaven. No one likes warm beer and this baby keeps it ice cold. Like it should be! Plus the BottleKeeper allows you to take your glass bottles into places like pools or sporting events without fear of breaking glass. It’s a winner!

bottlekeeper lid off

Once it’s done, it just falls apart. No knife required. It’s mouthwateringly good and makes a delicious Valentine’s Day meal. Although it would be fabulous for any occasion.

Beer Braised Beef Brisket

Making beer braised beef brisket is easy, thanks to this set-it-and-forget-it dutch oven technique.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 1 day 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings


Dry Rub

  • 4-5 pound brisket trimmed
  • 1.5 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon

Braising Mixture

  • 20-25 ounces stout beer
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 2 tbsp chili garlic sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3 carrots chopped
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil


  1. In a small bowl, combine the dry rub spices. Mix well. Rub the spice blend over the entire brisket, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Heat oil over medium-high heat in an oven safe dish with lid, preferably a dutch oven. Brown the fat side of the brisket for about 5 minutes, flip, and brown the other side for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from pot and set aside.
  3. Add the onions, carrots, and garlic to the pot. Cook for about 5 minutes or until lightly caramelized. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot and mix well. Bring mixture to a simmer. Return brisket to the pot, fat side down. Cover and bake 4-5 hours. Remove oven and enjoy!

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  1. Wow! This brisket looks so delicious! I love the BottleKeeper, too!
    Thank You for the chance!

  2. I am seriously drooling as I read this recipe and look at your yummy photos! I think I need to try out this recipe super soon!

  3. I bet the beef is really tender as well, the braised beef brisket is something I know my friends will enjoy so I will pass it along to them x

  4. thecoffeemom0617 says:

    I will have to pass this along to my husband. He is the grill master at our house and loves using his smoker on the weekends.

    • Well, I’m glad you have at least one grill master in your home. We are grill master-less haha!

  5. You had me at Beer Braised! This seems like such a great recipe with great flavor!! I need to try this asap!

    • I’ll tell you what, cooking with beer has become a favorite of mine. I enjoy its flavor so much!

  6. My husband makes a mean brisket in our smoker. It’s much easier to use than a grill. Well, I guess both are easy for me because my husband does it 🙂 This recipe sounds so yummy!

    • Ha! Yeah, I wouldn’t mind if my husband could get that down so it would be easier for me too 😉

  7. I am not a big fan of brisket but I bet my husband would love the recipe. And this looks like a great waterbottle.

    • It’s actually not a water bottle but a bottle used for holding other bottles such as a glass bottle of beer. 🙂 It’s still awesome though!

  8. This sounds like the ultimate comfort food for me. My boyfriend loves brisket so I’m thinking of giving this recipe a go for him 🙂

  9. I don’t eat meat since I’m vegetarian, but I know that my husband would love this recipe. Thank you for sharing!

    • I don’t blame you on the vegetarian aspect! I have often had an inkling that one day I will make the switch as well. Takes a lot of discipline!

  10. Yum this sounds good. I love recipes that you don’t need to stand there and babysit the food while it is cooking.

  11. I have never had Beer Braised Beef Brisket before so it’s nice to be able to add your recipe to my list. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Everyday Made Fresh says:

    I’ve never been brave enough to even cook brisket. And I’ve only had it a few times. I’ll have to give this a try one weekend.

    • It took me a little bit to work up the bravery to cook it for the first time as well. Once you do though, it will be a go-to meal!

  13. workoutwithdi says:

    I love cooking with beer! That bottle keeper looks like a great gadget to have. Might look into getting my hubby one for this summer!!!

  14. What a fun recipe! I’ve never had beer braised beef, but beer brats are a staple in Wisconsin!

    • I have found that beer is great when working with meat. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

  15. planningthemagic says:

    We used to use things like this to take beer to the pool. There were no glass bottles around so this was great. Hope I win!

  16. The beef looks great but I would have to skip the beer. I don’t drink and don’t cook with it.

    • I don’t blame you! I have a few friends who are the same way. Non-alcoholic beer would work as well 🙂

  17. Robin Rue says:

    This brisket looks amazing! I have not made this in so long and now need to give yours a try.

    • Feel free to come back and let us know how it worked out for you and if you added something of your own!

  18. this look like a delicious recipe! I love those pots!! I’m looking for new ones! I’m excited to try this recipe out! Thanks for sharing!

    • I’m glad you like the recipe. I love my pots. Can’t remember where I purchased them at though. Good luck on pot searching!

  19. That brisket looks amazing and that bottle is awesome! Love that it keeps your drink colder longer!

    • I’m glad you enjoyed both the recipe and the bottle. I was pretty excited about both as well!

  20. I have to show my husband this recipe. This would be one that he would flip over. Especially since it is braised with beer. That will push him over the edge lol!

    • Ha! I don’t blame him! Beer adds such a good flavor to the brisket. Or any meat for that matter! I hope he likes it!

  21. Wow, that brisket looks amazing! I have never made one before but have always heard how wonderful they are! maybe this will be our valentines day dinner!

    • It’s great for a Valentine’s dinner! Especially because you can throw it in and leave it which gives you more time to get other things done.

  22. I’ve never cooked brisket before but I am definitely eager to try after seeing this recipe! It looks delicious!

    • I’m glad it inspired you! Feel free to come back and share how it turned out for your first time!

  23. Ashley @ Far Beyond Love says:

    My husband used to love brisket! He’s a vegetarian now (I know…crazy, right) but once upon a time this would have been perfect for him.

    • Whether it’s for health reasons or moral reasons, either way, I don’t blame him! We are careful about where our meat comes from.

  24. Traveling Well For Less says:

    We love using beer to marinate things, mostly brats but we’ll have to give this a try. And yep, a stainless dual insulated bottle is essential to keep your beer cold while cooking.

  25. I have never made a brisket before, but it looks really good! And this insert for the bottle looks awesome! My hubby would love it.

  26. I love to cook, but I’ve never tried cooking brisket before. I will add this to the rotation!

    • If you end up making it, feel free to come back and let us know if you made any modifications and how it turned out!

  27. reesann723 says:

    Oh this sounds delicious! I would love to give it a try. I was looking at a brisket at the store a few weeks ago, but didn’t know how to cook it!

    • It took me a little while to work up the nerve on my first one as well. It truly isn’t as hard as it looks!

  28. Mmmm I want that right now! I am such a brisket girl and that looks so delish!

    • Revisiting this post is making me crave it again myself. I’m with you on the brisket girl thing! Brisket girl fan club needs to become a thing! 😛

  29. almostindianwife says:

    YUM! I love brisket but I’ve never tried making it before. I just assumed it would be way to hard. This recipes makes it look so easy! I can’t wait to try!

    • Ha! I’m glad I’m not the only one who found it intimidating. I was surprised, once I got it in, how easy it was.

  30. Jennifer Marx (JenuineMom) says:

    That’s a cool idea — a thermos that you can put a whole bottle of beer into! The brisket looks yummy, too!

    • The bottle is pretty handy! I always hate warm drinks, it ruins them for me. Glad you find it as neat as I do!

  31. Chelsea | New Kid on The Blog says:

    Haha this is great for keeping beer cold! I’m so happy I won’t be pregnant by the summer time so maybe I can use one of these!

    • Breastfeeding prolongs it even more! lol Cheers to you for having a little one AND for not being free for the summer!

  32. I need to try this and making it inside. I feel like my husband has made this on the grill but not inside?

    • It can definitely be made on the grill however, my husband hasn’t quite gotten the grill thing down. When I tried out the grill, let’s just say my facial hair took some time to regrow, haha!

  33. Brisket is one of my favorite cuts of meat. I love how it just melts in your mouth.

  34. Omg can we say yum?!!! I just love brisket!!!! Must give this a try! Deliciousness

  35. That bottle keeper looks like it would come in handy for me and that recipe? That sounds amazing! Gotta give it a try.

    • It’s seriously super easy to make. I’m all about making things that aren’t complicated but look it and taste it haha!

  36. Oooh, I absolutely LOVE brisket. And when you combine it with beer? Well, it doesn’t get any better than that! Definitely adding this to my menu plan soon.

  37. I love brisket, and haven’t ever made it, and haven’t had any in years. This is the kind of recipe I want to make, it sounds perfect!

  38. This would be a huge hit with my fiancé. I will have to give this a try.

  39. Oh, this looks sooo good!! I love, Love, LOVE brisket! I have a recipe that uses garlic cloves, lemons and liquid smoke. But I am going to give this a try!

  40. Donna Wilson says:

    This looks and sounds delicious!!

  41. Tamra Phelps says:

    This is my kind of recipe. I like real, stick to your ribs foods, especially when the weather gets chilly.

  42. Lovely recipe for the upcoming once again valentines.. never tried making beef brisket from scratch before.. Sounds daunting but delicious

  43. i don’t drink because I don’t like the taste of alcohol , But my daughter in law made ham with some kind of apple cider beer and it was good. No take of beer just the sweetness of the apple cider in it.

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