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Beer-Boiled Crab Legs

Beer-Boiled Crab Legs

Are you looking for a delicious, easy seafood dinner that won't take too long to make and is sure to please? Look no further than this simple four-step beer-boiled crab legs recipe! This mouthwatering dish will have the whole family coming back for seconds. All it takes is some crab legs, your favorite beer, butter, garlic, and seafood seasoning. In just 10 minutes, you'll enjoy perfectly cooked crab legs with all their flavorsome juices intact. Let's get started on making this fantastic meal! 

By boiling the crab legs in beer, you can add some extra flavor and give your meal an exciting new twist. This flavorful recipe is easy to make, so it's perfect for busy weeknights or when you want something special on the weekend. Here is how to do it:

Yields: 8 servings 

Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 5 minutes Total: 10 minutes


  • 4 pounds of crab legs
  • 4 cans of beer (any kind) 
  • 4 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning 
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced  
  • 4 tablespoons butter or olive oil 



  1. First and foremost, you will want to thaw your crab legs. Place them in your refrigerator to thaw overnight (8-12 hours). The next day, it will be ready to reheat and prepare. 

  1. Fill a large pot with eight quarts of water and bring it to a boil over high heat. Add the three cans of beer, Old Bay seasoning, garlic, butter, or olive oil. Stir to combine. 


  1. Once boiling, add the crab legs to the pot and return to boiling for five minutes until heated through. 


  1. Carefully remove the crab legs with a pair of tongs, transferring them onto a serving dish, and serve immediately with melted butter and lemon slices if desired for an extra kick of flavor! Enjoy!


This simple four-step beer-boiled crab legs recipe is a great way to a great way to put a spin on traditional seafood. You can adjust the seasoning levels, hops, and alcohol content in the beer to your personal preference. Start shopping for crab legs HERE!