Lesa from Lake Forest California sent us the following question. Will beer or alcohol marinades get me drunk? It is extremely unlikely that a beer, wine, or alcohol based marinade would cause anyone to become intoxicated. Most of the alcohol will burn off during the cooking phase, especially if you grill your steaks, in which case all of the alcohol will burn off. A well done well cooked alcohol marinated steak is also safe for children to consume. However if you like your steak rare, and you heavily baste your steaks with alcohol while they are on the grill, then obviously they will retain some percentage of alcohol, however I would be shocked if it were enough to cause anyone to become intoxicated. I have never heard of someone being affected, so I think it's not something one should be concerned about. As a disclaimer, this is just our opinion based on our personal experiences.