Sour Beer and Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Sour beer has burst onto the scene as of late as the “new” style but has actually been around for a pretty long time.  Originating in Belgium it can be made from any style of beer but the difference is wild yeasts were allowed into the beer during fermentation.  Today that is also achieved by using tart fruits to obtain the sour or tart qualities.

Sour Beer and Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Sour Beer and Chipotle BBQ Sauce

I recently enjoyed my first sour beer and me being me, thought how can I use this in cooking.  It has the acidity which can work as a nice balance in food and flavors to compliment many different dishes.

So my first recipe with a sour beer I thought should work with something that needed both of those, BBQ sauce.  I used chipotles in this one because of the smoky sweet flavor that they bring.  Try this with grilled chicken but it would work with pork and grilled root vegetables as well.  The sauce will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.

Sour Beer and Chipotle BBQ Sauce

1 C Sour Beer
¼ C Onion
2 Garlic cloves
2 Chipotles in adobo sauce
1 Dried New Mexican chile pepper
¼ C Ketchup
2 T Honey
1 T Tamari (gluten free soy sauce)
1 tsp Thyme
1 tsp Salt
1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and puree on high until smooth, about 1 minute
2. Adjust seasoning if needed
3. Enjoy on grilled chicken, pork or vegetables