Homemade Beer Hot Dog Buns

Homemade Beer Hot Dog Buns

Homemade Beer Hot Dog Buns

Somewhere between the tenth and fifteenth IPA I sampled this weekend, I realized something.

Trying my best to taste the  beer I was in charge of judging through a hop wrecked palate I realized that I love citrus. I love the bright, fresh flavors of citra hops, grapefruit peels, orange zest, and I love how beautifully they play with the flavors of hops.

I’d bravely accepted the challenge of judging a stadium full of IPAs this past weekend at a beer festival, and along with a co-judge, picking one standout winner.  We had different palates, him and I. I fell hard and fast for the citrus spiked beers, he favored the IPA’s with a strong malt backbone. It took us a while to come to an agreement on a favorite. Left only in my hands, I’d have given out ten awards, all to grapefruit and orange tainted beers. But I was in no shape for large scale decision making after sampling 31 beers.

If you also like a little bit of a citrus molested beer, here are a few to seek out:

Hop Valley // Citrus Mistress

Balast Point // Grapefruit Sculpin

Snoqualime Falls // Sunny Si IPA

Terrapin // Hopzilla

Green Flash // Soul Style IPA 


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Homemade Beer Hot Dog Buns

Yield: 8 hot dog buns


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1 packet RAPID RISE yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup wheat beer
  • ¾ cups whole milk
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • Egg wash (1 egg, 1 tbs water, beaten)
  • 1 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds.


  1. Add the flour, sugar, yeast and salt to a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, mix to combine.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl add the beer and milk. Microwave on high until the liquid reaches 125 degrees, about 60 seconds.
  3. Add the liquid and the oil to the stand mixer, mix on high until dough gathers around the hook and is no longer sticky, about 8 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a lightly oiled bowl, cover and allow to sit in a warm room until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350.
  6. Knead on a lightly floured surface for about a minute. Divide into 8 equal sized pieces. Roll each piece into a log about 5 inches long. Place buns on a baking sheet. Cover and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  7. Brush with egg wash, sprinkle with salt, pepper and sesame seeds.
  8. Bake until golden brown, about 18 minutes.
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3 thoughts on “Homemade Beer Hot Dog Buns

  1. That’s a lot of IPA’s! I hope your taste buds have recovered! I’m a fan of the citrus flavors too. These beer hot dog buns are awesome! I brew beer, but rarely think to cook with it. I’m so glad I just found you and all these wonderful beer recipes to try! Cheers!

  2. 1. Nice buns 🙂 2. I LOVE Grapefruit Sculpin, and I order one any time I see it on a menu here. 3. I too am a big fan of the citrus – IPA pairing. I’ve got a IPA cocktail on my blog called the Hop, Skip and Go Naked that plays around with these flavors. 4. Well done judging 31 IPAs. I do enjoy them, but I’m not sure I could handle 31!!

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