Simple Beer BBQ Sauce

  • Recipe TypeSide Dish
  • Prep Time5 minutes
  • Yield12

You can make this year beer bbq sauce at home using your favorite bock beer, a style that has a high malt character with toasty and nutty aromas.


  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 12 oz bock (or other malty beer)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1Tbsp regular paprika
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (add more if you want more kick)
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar; packed
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar


  1. Whisk all ingredients in a sauce pan and turn heat to medium, bringing sauce to a slow boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Serve with your favorite BBQ.