BBQ Ribs with American Amber Ale

Tonights dinner is American style ribs matched with Yeastie Boys Hud-a-wa Strong Amber Ale.  

Spicy Bourbon & Beer BBQ Sauce 

350g Passata (Tomato Sauce)

100ml Amber Ale

60ml Bourbon (I used my favourite Elijah Craig, but any bourbon will do)

150g brown sugar

1 diced red chilli (if you like it hot)

30ml malt vinegar 

2tbs Worcestershire sauce

salt and pepper

1 tsp smoked paprika

2 cloves of crushed garlic

Place all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for 20 minutes until nice and thick. Use half of the mixture to coat 4-6 pork ribs and let them marinate for 2 hours (or more), saving the other half of the sauce to serve with the cooked ribs.

Preheat oven to 160C

Cook ribs for 1 1/2 hours basting with sauce about every half hour

Increase heat to 200C and cook for another 30 min

When finished allow to rest for 15 minutes and enjoy with potato salad and amber ale.

Yum…tender meat, crunchy-fatty bits, a bit sweet, salty, and spicy. delicious. melts in your mouth…okay now the beer…


Yeastie Boys Hud-a-wa is a great version of a strong American style Amber Ale.

It has a rich, malt character and a balanced hit of hops. I loved it. The sweet malt really matched the sweetness of the sauce on the ribs. To cut through the richness of the dish, you could also try matching it with a clean, crisp lager.

If you enjoy this beer, try Brew Dog 5am Saint (Scotland) or Bootleg Brewery Raging Bull (W.A., Australia)


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3 comments to BBQ Ribs with American Amber Ale

  1. Si says:

    looks like a superb pair their mate. mouth watering

  2. Looks like a great pairing to me!

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