Can I Freeze Beer for Cooking?

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Q: Can you freeze beer? I'm not a beer drinker, but love America's Test Kitchen's version of no-knead bread which includes about 1/4 cup of beer. But I almost always end up dumping the rest of the bottle.

Can I freeze the rest in cubes and use them for future bread? Or will it lose its effectiveness?

Sent by Kate

Editor: Kate, well you can definitely freeze beer — into beer popsicles! We think that it would also be OK to freeze beer for making bread, but as we haven't done it we're not 100% sure.

Readers, what do you say? Any thoughts on this? Do you freeze beer for cooking?


Related: How To Make Beer Popsicles

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.