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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 316kcal


  • 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)


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


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


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 585mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 3.5mg