I'm not much of a drinker. I never liked the bitter taste of alcohol and I could never understand why some people even get addicted to it. (Besides, too much beer in my bloodstream also causes me to start acting weird, which I'm sure my colleagues would agree lol).
Then again, I can't live without coffee though beer and coffee taste nothing in common except that they're both bitter. But I am always up to try something different, something other than the usual chocolate cupcake. The Guinness beer definitely added a certain depth to the flavor of the chocolate, a little "je ne sais quoi". If I was to put it into a word, I'd say I can taste a subtle hint of yeast like a freshly baked bread. The beer together with the sour cream also made the cupcakes moist, soft and fluffy. The ganache complimented the cupcake perfectly. I wanted to use a frosting that wouldn't compete with the flavor of the beer and chocolate so I decided on using vanilla buttercream. My colleagues loved it and one even said that this was the best thing I've ever baked for them.