HOW TO INFUSE BEER INTO YOUR BBQ
BBQ and beer were meant for each other. That’s why Sam Adams kept beers flowing as the competition unfolded (cornhole and jenga at the Sam Adams Gaming Lounge included). And during the competition, we learned that when Sam Adams hands you summer in a bottle, you should always make barbecue with it. Here’s a few ways to mix your brew with your barbecue.
1. Get saucy. Whether it’s meat, fish, or kebabs, get the taste of summer every day of the year with beer-centric marinades and basting sauces. Use a heavier beer for more robust flavors (hello, hanger steak and pork chops) or create a lighter sauce with lemon, pepper, and ginger made for shrimp and chicken using Sam ‘76.
2. Beer can chicken. This is a classic barbecue dish for a reason. Even if it’s winter and all you’ve got is an oven, give it the summer treatment by cooking with a 12-ounce can of beer. And might we suggest Sam Adams Boston Lager or Octoberfest? “Taste-testing” the beer as you cook is encouraged.
3. Boozy wood chips. Not ready to give up the grill just yet? Take basic grilling recipes to the next level by soaking your wood chips for up to 30 minutes in beer. Sam Adams’ Sam ‘76 would do the trick, with its light and flavorful notes.