While I may not agree with Greatist’s idea that having extra beer is a bad thing, because it’s actually awesome, I do like these ideas to use beer in different ways. I guess we can find a use for those Coors Lites after all! Check out a few neat ideas to use beer beyond drinking, and let us know if you try any! Personally, I think that beer pedicure sounds like something to check out…
“1. Cook Your Rice in Beer: Everything’s better with beer — at least we think so — and this versatile staple is no exception. Try using beer instead of water when boiling rice to add a rich, nutty flavor. Or split the recipe with beer and water for a hint of extra flavor. It’s probably best to avoid very hoppy brews, though, as doing so could leave behind a slightly sour flavor.
2. Marinate Meat: Sure there’s coffee-soaked steak, but beer also makes a great lower-sodium alternative to bottled marinades. Experiment with different flavors to add punch and tenderize the meat.
3. Give Yourself a Beer Pedicure: The yeast in beer is actually a great skin-softener. Soaking feet in a (preferably warm) bowl of beer can do wonders for calloused heels, helping exfoliate and soften the skin. The alcohol also acts as a natural antiseptic. Some high-end spas have even begun offering beer-based pedicures for their clientele.”