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Hoppy IPA BBQ Sauce

Crafted by Celebration Generation, this hoppy/IPA beer-infused BBQ sauce recipe is a flavor sensation. With the citrusy notes in this sauce, it works ridiculously well on some grilled shrimp and scallops. It would also be great on pork and chicken, in particular – though we’re sure you could enjoy it on just about anything!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ small red onion grated or finely chopped
  • 1 small jalapeno grated or finely chopped
  • 1 cup IPA of choice
  • ½ cup fresh hops divided (we recommend Centennial)
  • 2 garlic cloves pressed or finely minced
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • Zest of ½ or 1 orange
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder


  • 1. Saute onion and jalapeno in olive oil until translucent. Add beer, ¼ cup of hops, and garlic, simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 2. Add all remaining ingredients except for the ¼ cup of reserved hops. Stir well, turn heat down to low, cover and let simmer for 1 hour – stir frequently.
  • 3. Add remaining hops, simmer for 5 more minutes. Press sauce through wire strainer, discarding solids left behind. Chill until use.

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