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Beer Butter Mushrooms

These Beer Butter Mushrooms are smooth, velvety and full of flavor. It’s a quick and easy side that jives with just about anything in any season.
Beer Butter Mushrooms

Beer and mushrooms – quite possibly my favorite duo.

In case you don’t believe me, you can check out this Beer and Mushroom Mac and Cheese or this recent Cod with Beer and Mushroom Sauce. Beer and mushrooms have been an amazing inspiration to me in the kitchen; or perhaps it’s the beer that’s been the root of my inspirations, but either way… 

So. This recipe is almost two years old. The reason I felt the need to revisit it was to a) take better photos and to b) write up a decent post about it. The original was pretty weak and this glorious dish, which is one of my most visited and shared, deserves better.

Does it surprise me that a simple side dish like this could increase my traffic? Heck no. For one, there’s beer involved, so that alone gets mad cred. To add to the obvious, this dish is a quick and easy side that jives with pretty much anything all year round. It pairs wonderfully with grilled goodies and it tastes great alongside any roasted entrée.

I’m sure you can just imagine the smooth and velvety texture these have after simmering in butter and beer for 30 minutes. And, since mushrooms act like a sponge, you get a mouthful of buttery malty goodness with every single bite while the fresh herbs play off of all that earthiness.
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Beer Butter Mushrooms

Smooth buttery mushrooms soak up the malty flavors of beer in this fantastic side dish.


  • 16 oz of mushrooms I like using a mix of white mushrooms and creminis, halved and wiped clean
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 cup of beer a lager or pilsner
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh oregano + extra for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh thyme
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste


  1. Melt the butter in a skillet over moderate heat.
  2. Add the garlic and simmer until fragrant, stirring, approx. 30 seconds. Do not brown the garlic.
  3. Add the mushrooms to the skillet and toss to evenly coat them in butter.
  4. Slowly pour in the beer, and bring to a simmer on medium-low heat.
  5. Add the fresh herbs, and kosher salt and cracked black pepper.
  6. Poach the mushrooms for approx. 25-30 mins, stirring occasionally.
  7. Garnish with fresh oregano and serve.

Recipe Notes

* Yields 4 servings
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  • Reply Fonda Puskar June 9, 2015 at 6:16 am Love mushrooms - this looks like a lovely dish!
    • Reply June 9, 2015 at 9:28 pm Thank you! I think I need to make it again soon :)
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  • Reply Carlton Hartz June 8, 2015 at 1:55 am It’s always a great thing when you find a cooking recipe that can incorporate beer into it, and even more so when it’s a take on a tried and true dish. Take sautéed mushrooms for example. Usually there is butter, perhaps some wine, and then the usual suspects… spices, mushrooms, voila. But this creative cook didn’t have wine handy one day so substituted it with beer, and it sounds like it was a great success. I mean it has two of my favorite ingredients (besides mushrooms): butter, and craft beer :-)
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    • Reply May 24, 2015 at 11:27 pm Thanks, Margeret! Definitely one of my favourites.
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  • Reply Katie December 24, 2014 at 10:15 am What beer did you use for this recipe?
    • Reply May 12, 2015 at 10:52 am Just saw this now, sorry! I used Miller Genuine Draft.
  • Reply Denise D'Amore November 20, 2014 at 8:30 pm haha That is the first time I ever heard anyone else admit to eating mushrooms straight out of the can. I sure did, and my mom could tell you how angry she was once when she went to make a dinner, but alas, the canned mushrooms were nowhere to be found. In my belly. lol Served her right for getting the yummy buttery ones. Anywho, these sound just delicious, and I can't wait to make them!
    • Reply December 15, 2014 at 11:06 pm Denise, I'm so glad I have someone who shares the same love for canned mushrooms, haha! I never use them anymore except for on pizza at times. Perhaps it's time to get a can ;)

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