Picture from https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/ginger-beer-can-chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1 chicken (about 4 pounds/1.8 kg)
  • 1/2 can/6 ounces beer (room temperature)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Dry Rub:

  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

Steps:

  1. Preheat grill for medium heat.
  2. Combine all rub ingredients in a small mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. Prepare chicken. Sprinkle all over with rub, including cavity and under breast skin.
  4. Open can of beer and discard (or drink) half of it.
  5. Place minced garlic, rosemary, thyme, lemon juice, and pepper flakes in it.
  6. Pierce two more holes on the top of beer can and place chicken on top.
  7. Place the bird on grill balanced by the beer can.
  8. Grill over indirect medium heat for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until the internal temperature of the thigh reaches 180 F/82 C.
  9. Remove chicken when finished cooking and let sit (with beer can still intact), for 10 minutes before carving
  10. Serve with your favorite side dishes. Enjoy!