This may very well be your best beer can chicken recipe ever made… and to top it off it’s actually a threesome! Three different beers, each with its own rub to match it, at least one of them is bound to blow your mind (but probably all three). Watch the video and/or read the detailed instructions below…

Best Beer Can Chicken Recipe Using Craft Beer

Rub 1
Goes great with: Lemon-flavored IPA beer
Used in video: BrewByNumbers IPA

  • 3 tbsp salt
  • 3 tbsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp dried thyme

Rub 2
Goes great with: hoppy (or bitter) IPA beer

Used in video: Maui Brewings Big Swell IPA

  • 3 tbsp salt
  • 3 tbsp pepper
  • 1 tsp cinamon powder
  • 2 tsp garlic granules

Rub 3
Goes great with: Pils beer
Used in video: Fourpure Pilsener

  • 3 tbsp salt
  • 3 tbsp pepper
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp clove powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Once you have selected which rub/beer combo you will be using (all three at once, yum!), mix the rub ingredients and apply to the chicken. Proceed to put the chicken on the beer can, so it can “sit” easily on your grill.

Cook on your grill as you would for any other beer canned chicken- if you don’t know how, check out the guide listed under “Related Recipes” below!


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