Today’s Ingredient of the Day is local beer: In fact as you just read it’s brown ales and lagers. But in addition to pouring locally made pints like Kelso’s Nut Brown Lager at left, several spots participating in Eat Drink Local week are cooking with beer too: Back Forty has lager-steamed littleneck clams with Grenada peppers and speckled baby green wheat; Mas has beef short ribs braised in ale and butternut-ale risotto.; Braeburn has St. Louis ribs braised in local ale with beer-battered onion rings; at Scrimshaw in Long Island they’re doing carbonnade of beef; Sotheby’s Terrace Cafe has Brooklyn Brewery Brown Ale braised BBQ pork butt on a brioche roll with Cabot Clothbound Cheddar and Katchkie Farm cole slaw, DB Bistro Moderne is serving ale-battered fish and chips, pommes “pont-neuf” and sauce Gribiche; at Jimmy’s 43 Kelso of Brooklyn will be pairing their beers with local sausages tonight. Brewmaster Kelly Taylor will be on hand to discuss the pairings, and you can get three beers and three sausages for $10. Meanwhile in Brooklyn, Radish has cheesy mustard pinwheels with caramelized beer-braised onions while Rye has Long Island Duck Breast with quinoa, swiss chard and tomato chutney and beer-battered onion rings. But if you’d rather drink your brews, check our list of Edible-approved beer bars for a start, or visit GoodBeerSeal.com for a list of the very best craft beer bars citywide.