If you’re looking to spike dinner a bit, but don’t feel like opening a whole bottle of wine, reach for a brewski instead. Because YOLO, we’re certainly not shy about sharing all of the ways a little beer action can be incorporated into meal time. Enjoy these 16 all-new, beer-boosted recipes worthy of making it to your dinner table!

1. Yogurt and Beer Marinated Chicken Skewers: Yogurt and beer team up with a host of seasonings to ensure that these chicken skewers turn out tender and flavorful every time. (via The Beeroness)

2. Beer Battered Tofu Tacos with Chipotle Aioli (Vegan): A seafood-free stand in for SoCal-style fish tacos that’ll please vegans and meat eaters alike. (via 40 Aprons)

3. Braised Short Ribs with Beer and Hoisen: Cook this fragrant, fork-tender beef dish atop the stove or in your slow cooker. (via Nerds with Knives)

4. Chicken, Pear + Goat Cheese Salad with Wheat Beer Vinaigrette: A reduction of mild wheat beer is the key ingredient in this autumnal salad’s dressing. (via Once Upon a Cutting Board)

5. Beer Braised Bison Tacos: Despite all the amazing elements — shredded meat, roasted butternut squash, fresh cilantro, quick-pickled onions and queso fresco — these tacos are surprisingly simple to throw together. (via In Sock Monkey Slippers)

6. Beer and Honey Pork Chops: Upgrade plain pork chops with a spicy-sweet-tangy sauce that’s a snap to prepare. (via Bacon, Egg + Cheese{cake})

7. Jalapeño Beer Cheese Burger with Beer Candied Bacon: Beer. Queso. Bacon. Need we say more? (via The Beeroness)

8. Seafood Gumbo: Seafood lovers, this gumbo’s for you! Crab, catfish, shrimp and oysters are all included in this Cajun classic. (via Running with Tweezers)

9. Lamb with Beer and Roasted Garlic: Fewer than 10 ingredients — including salt and pepper — are needed to create these thoughtfully-yet-quickly prepared cutlets. (via What Katie Ate)

10. Bacon Crusted Beer Mac and Cheese: Talk about a bowlful of comfort! (via Melanie Makes)

11. Beer and Bacon Chicken With Gravy (Gluten-free, Dairy-free): About ten minutes of prep and a few hours in your slow cooker is all it takes to make this warming meal. (via Healthful Pursuit)

12. Pumpkin Beer Cheese Soup: Spoons at the ready! Such a bright soup is definitely hard to resist. (via Spoon Fork Bacon)

13. Beer-Braised Carnitas: Carnitas are kiiind of like magic. Once the pork shoulder is through braising and the cooking liquid evaporates, the meat gets fried up to crisp-tender-shredded perfection in its rendered fat. Bonus: feel free to whip ’em up a couple days ahead of serving. (via Bon Appétit)

14. Carbonnade (Flemish Beef and Beer Stew): Unlike most French beef stews, this Flemish one relies on a helping of rich beer in place of fruity wine. (via Saveur)

15. Grilled BBQ Beer Chicken and Apricot Flatbreads: Why wait to simply enjoy a beer with your pizza? Incorporate it into the crust, toppings and sauce (a stout and sriracha BBQ sauce — sounds amazing, right?) instead! (via The Beeroness)

16. Mussels Cooked in Beer: There’s just something so inherently summery about these simply-seasoned, beer-steamed mussels. (via Andy’s Kitchen)

What’s your favorite way to cook (or bake) with beer? Let’s talk in the comments!