Just in case you need an excuse to pick up a 6-pack on your way home tonight, Jacquelyn Dodd is here to help — or perhaps, to enable! Here's an idea: sloppy joes for dinner that have been simmered with a robust stout. Or what about a bowl of chowder with a splash of pilsner to brighten things up? Or bake a batch of pumpkin beer scones to take into work for the afternoon coffee (and beer) break! These are recipes that take beer out of the glass and put all those malty, roasty, hoppy flavors to work in the kitchen.