Slow Cooker Beer Braised Brisket

Slow Cooker Beer Glazed Brisket

Create the unexpected next time you entertain. Slow Cooker Beer Glazed Brisket is perfect for feeding a crowd.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 316 kcal
Author Slow Cooker Gourmet


  • 3 pounds flat beef brisket
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 12 ounces oatmeal stout (or favorite craft beer)
  • 2 tablespoons flour or cornstarch (for later)


  1. In a small bowl, mix together all spices/seasonings and then press into both sides of brisket
  2. Heat skillet (or multi-cooker) over medium-high heat (around 400 degrees)
  3. Add canola oil and add brisket
  4. Sear for several minutes on each side until lightly golden brown (about 5-7 minutes)
  5. Carefully deglaze pan with beer, adding slowly (be very careful with alcohol if cooking on open flame)
  6. Transfer to slow cooker and cover and cook on low for about 8 hours
  7. Remove from slow cooker and let rest for 10 minutes before slices
  8. Transfer cooking liquid to saucepan
  9. Make a slurry by adding 2 tablespoons of water to 2 tablespoons cornstarch or flour and whisking until smooth
  10. Add to cooking juices and bring to boil over medium-high heat and let simmer until thickened, about 3-5 minutes
  11. Serve sauce over sliced brisket

Recipe Notes

I cooked this on low for 8 hours in my 4 quart multi-cooker.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Beer Glazed Brisket
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 281mg 12%
Potassium 585mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 3g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 8.6%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 19.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.