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Sweet Josie Brown Ale Beer Braised Chuck Short Ribs Pot Roast



How’s the first real week of 2016 going for y’all?  I gotta be honest here.  I have no idea what in tarnation is going on, but mine has been brutal!  I just can’t catch a break.  Do you ever have those days or week where everyone wants a piece of you and there just isn’t any left to go around?




Yeah, me too.  So, we’re on the homestretch into the weekend and I’m not messing around.  There are no salads here today – although I will include some vegetables – just because…




We’re only one week into the new year, but I’m busting out the beer.  Sometimes ya just have to do what blows your dress up.  And to borrow a phrase from the Beach Boys and my friend Chey – Help Me Rhonda!  These Sweet Josie Brown Ale Braised Chuck Short Ribs are just what the doctor ordered.  They are cooked forever low and slow and just fall off the bone and melt in your mouth.




If you aren’t familiar with Sweet Josie Brown, it’s a brown ale made here in North Carolina at Lonerider Brewery.  It’s totally my jam and I highly recommend it.  If you can’t find it in your area, just use your favorite brown ale and I’m sure it will be fantastic!




Have a great weekend, friends!


P.S.  We totally piled this on top of some roasted garlic and goat cheese mashed potatoes.


Sweet Josie Brown Beer Braised Chuck Short Ribs Pot Roast

Sweet Josie Brown Beer Braised Chuck Short Ribs Pot Roast


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 3/4 pounds of chuck short ribs
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 can Loanrider Sweet Josie Brown Ale (or other brown ale of choice)
  • Few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 4 carrots
  • 2 onions


  1. Preheat oven to 225
  2. Heat skillet over medium to medium-high heat and melt butter and olive oil together
  3. Liberally salt and pepper short ribs
  4. Sear each side of each rib (I had 4 and did 2 at a time) on all sides - do this in batches so they sear and caramelize rather than steam
  5. Set each batch aside - I did it in two batches
  6. When all meat is removed, add the tomato paste and whisk for a minute or so until melted
  7. Add flour and whisk for another minute
  8. Return meat to pan and add beer and thyme
  9. Cover and transfer to oven for 3 and a half hours
  10. Add carrots and onions and return to oven for another 1 1/2 to 2 hours
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36 Responses to Sweet Josie Brown Ale Beer Braised Chuck Short Ribs Pot Roast

  1. Well boooo to everyone wanting a piece of you. Don’t they know you aren’t Britney Spears? You didn’t go crazy and shave your head, did you? 😉 I certainly hope your week gets better, Rachelle! TGIT!! This pot roast looks killer, girlfriend! I just picked up some short ribs yesterday, so I’m not sure if you are a mind reader or stalking me, but either way, thanks for posting this! Serving ’em over mashed taters sounds pretty dang stellar. Cozy, comforting nom noms at its best! Cheers doll! And P.S. LOVE that you said ‘help me rhonda’!! P.s.s Boys favorite beer is our local southern pines brew. Must tell him about and check out yours!!

    • LOL! Last I checked I still had all my hair and I successfully survived and made it to the weekend! I never told you about my super power? I can totally read minds which makes stalking unnecessary! Sweet Josie Brown is one of my favorite brown ale’s. I also love the Lazy Bird from Birdsong Brewing here in Charlotte. Cheers, girlfriend!

  2. I’ve never heard of that brown ale before, but it sounds good! I love how you paired it with this dish, Rachelle! This looks like comfort food at its finest and I totally wish I had this for dinner today!

    • It’s an NC brewery, Gayle, so they may not have it up there where you are yet. If you can get some, I highly recommend it! Thanks!

  3. Sorry you’ve had a rough week. I know exactly what you mean about everyone wanting a piece of you. Sometimes there just isn’t any more to give!
    But can you give me some of this? It looks amazing. I love cooking beer into my meat!

  4. I love that you are all about beef and beer right after the new year. Veggies are overrated but glad you threw a couple in there just for shits & giggles. BTW, if you keep cooking like this, I may just say the heck with NH and move on down to the NC 🙂

    • LOL! I’ve got the driveway and extension cord ready for you and your pimped out camper, Karrie!

  5. I hope your week improves, Rachelle! I’m sure these short ribs helped just a little? I know they would cheer me up! I looooove short ribs so very much! I totally love that you said “Help Me Rhonda” – I’m singing the song now and probably will for the rest of the day 🙂 Love me some Beach Boys!

  6. Aaw hope your week gets better. This pot roast looks like the ultimate comforting dish to make any bad day better! Love the brown ale in here!

  7. I hope you get some rest this weekend Rachelle! This dish looks perfect for the cold weather around here! Love the use of brown ale! Pinned!

    • I’m totally taking it easy this weekend and hoping next week is better, Mira! Thanks for the Pin!

  8. As soon as I saw this roast my mouth started watering. And it’s not even 11 a.m.! What a great meal for the cold weather. I’ve never seen that ale in the liquor store around here. I’ve heard of so many local beers and ales that I’ve wanted to try. Maybe I should join one of those subscription clubs. 🙂 This looks fabulous!

    • Ha! Thanks, Amanda! It’s a craft beer from a local brewery, so it may not be available where you are. You can substitute your favorite brown ale if you want to make it.

  9. If push comes to shove I’d have to say that short ribs are in my top few favorite foods, period. I am literally salivating at the thought of this dish. Pinnedpinnedpinned. I mean, really, is there anything better than braised beef? Thanks for sharing, my dear! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  10. Hey Rachelle!! don’t worry you are not alone!! I had a crappy week myself but I’m just rolling with the punches!! This dish is just right up my alley, I love everything about it! Wishing your next week will be a wonderful f***ing one! 🙂

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