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I've got a "basic" recipe of roast beef that uses 1 (one!?) bottle of black beer as ingredient.

I really want a non-alcoholic ingredient to replace it, it's because of obvious reason of all my parenthood is non-alcoholical and I usually don't have alcoholic things here.

Thank you for any hints! :)

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Non-alcoholic beer makes sense. If you can't find any you could simmer alcoholic beer for about 3 hours, which should remove the vast majority of the alcohol. You might need to add a little water afterwards if it has reduced too much.

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Black Beer is not beer as you would know it! It is a thick concentrated malt liquor. The best substitute would be a non-alcoholic dark malt liquor, or some malt extract.

http://www.drinksdirect.co.uk/acatalog/Mathers_Black_Beer.html

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It is interesting to know where the recipe comes from; regionally, "black beer" is used for specific types of dark beer. We may have found a new candidate for the regional terms CW. –  rumtscho Jun 9 '11 at 10:55

Try some variety of Malta beverage. Malta is a hopped, malt soda/pop. Essentially it's unfermented and carbonated beer. Especially if black beer is exceptionally malty and sweet, Malta would be a good non-alcoholic substitute. If your recipe has some sweet aspect elsewhere you might cut back on that if Malta is too sweet.

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