Grapefruit IPA guacamole recipe

Grapefruit IPA Guacamole

A drought of hops or a flood of inspiration, whichever came first the result is some outstanding beers. Several breweries have attempted Grapefruit IPA’s or pale ale’s, Brewdog’s Elvis Juice and Magic Rock’s Highwire Grapefruit to name just two UK efforts. I recently visited the States and a very good friend of mine (Chris @AR_aces23) sent me home with a suitcase full of beers, Long Walk Grapefruit IPA from 4th Tap Brewing Co-op from his home state of Texas caught my imagination when I thought about making some fresh guacamole…

It may feel like summer has been and gone, but trust me, the sun will come back and with this recipe we’ll all be ready when it does! Guacamole is a simple dish, fresh and full of flavour it’s quick to make, ideal when you want some nibbles for an impromptu BBQ! A sharp tangy IPA with plenty of bitterness adds a little kick to this recipe, the liquid also helps make the guacamole smooth and creamy.

Grapefruit IPA guacamole & tortillas


  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 50 – 100ml of grapefruit IPA (I used 4th brew long IPA)
  • 1 vine ripe tomato
  • 2 red chillis
  • 1/2 red onion
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • bunch of chopped corriander
  • sea salt & cracked pepper to taste
  • 4 large flour tortillasimage

Scoop out the avocado flesh and smash in a bowl
Add the juice of 1/2 lime to stop discolouration
De-seed & finely chop two chillis (more if you like it spicy!)
Dice red onion & tomato & add both to the bowl and mix
Season with a pinch of maldon salt & cracked black pepper
Chop coriander and add to taste (2 – 3 tbsp)
Once your happy with the balance, add roughly 75ml of beer and mix
You can leave it chunky or keep going until it’s smooth, it’s all personal preference
Cover and chill
Meanwhile cut up the four tortillas
Bake on a flat tray for 4-6 minutes at around 190 until they start to crisp and brown

Sit back and enjoy the perfect pre-BBQ nibble with the rest of that nice cold Grapefruit IPA…



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