Home & Garden Home Seasonal Recipes: 5 for Oktoberfest By Robin Shreeves Writer Cairn University Rowan University Wine School of Philadelphia Robin Shreeves is a freelance writer who focuses on sustainability, wine, travel, food, parenting, and spirituality. our editorial process Robin Shreeves Updated February 27, 2020 Beer up your dishes. (Photo: Sara [CC BY-ND 2.0]/Flickr) Share Twitter Pinterest Email Home Sustainable Eating Pest Control Natural Cleaning DIY Family Green Living Thrift & Minimalism In Germany, Oktoberfest is over by mid-October, but here in the United States, Oktoberfest celebrations run throughout the month. If you’re going to be celebrating Oktoberfest, why not use a little of the beer in your cooking to create a delicious feast? We’ve got some great beer recipes here on MNN that come from the The Microbrew Lover’s Cookbook, a book that uses microbrews and craft beers as more than just thirst quenchers. Here are a few to whet your appetite: • Mussels Steamed in Wheat Beer – A wheat beer is just un-hoppy enough to steam delectable mussels. • Carbonnade of Beef Braised in Beer – Beef slow braised in a rich ale is a perfect October meal. • Cod Baked in Cider – Cider is another one drink used to celebrate Oktoberfest. A good, dry hard cider is just what cod needs to turn out flavorful and flakey. The last recipe doesn’t come from the Microbrew Lover’s Cookbook. It’s a favorite recipe that I make many times over the cooler months. Easy Slow Cooker French Dip – I make this recipe with a dark beer, usually Guinness, and I add 1/4 cup of soy sauce to the recipe.