Spicy Red Ale Barbecue Sauce

Beer is just the begin­ning. At Lone Tree we are ded­i­cat­ed, and con­sumed by, crafts of all dis­ci­plines (espe­cial­ly those that involve beer). When we aren’t busy brew­ing we trade slav­ing over a hot brew ket­tle with hot stove to cook up some great craft-cen­tric recipes. Our favorite recipes are those that make killer pair­ings with Lone Tree Beers or, bet­ter yet, those that cook with beer. Our Spicy Red Ale Bar­be­cue Sauce is one of our essen­tial recipes.

Using our clas­sic Irish Red Ale we’ve devel­oped a clas­sic bar­beque sauce that is per­fect for lath­er­ing on ribs, wings, sand­wich­es— you name it. The Irish Re Ale in with gives the bar­beque sauce a rich roasty addi­tion to the worces­ter­shire sauce and dijon mus­tard and a sweet malt char­ac­ter to bal­ance out the spicy cayenne and black pep­per. 

This recipe is as easy as it is deli­cious, just fol­low these sim­ple steps and get cook­ing with Lone Tree beer.


  • 1 table­spoon olive oil
  • 1⁄3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 table­spoons minced gar­lic
  • 2 table­spoons Worces­ter­shire sauce
  • 2 cups ketchup 
  • 2 table­spoons Dijon mus­tard
  • 1 table­spoon molasses
  • 1 table­spoon brown sug­ar
  • 1 table­spoon papri­ka pow­der 
  • ½ table­spoon cayenne pow­der 
  • ½ tea­spoon salt
  • ½ tea­spoon black pep­per
  • hot sauce to taste
  • 1 cup Lone Tree Red Ale 


Whisk all ingre­di­ents in a sauce pan and turn heat to medi­um, bring­ing sauce to a slow boil. Reduce heat and sim­mer for 20 min­utes. Blend as desired for smooth­ness. Smoth­er on short ribs and par­ty down. 

September 19, 2019

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Updated November 20, 2020

Global Can shortage

During these difficult times, many obstacles have emerged and currently the brewing community is experiencing an aluminum can shortage. We at Lone Tree Brewing wanted to let our fans know that we are working hard to keep beer on the shelves. However, you may notice some of our cans will look slightly different than they typically do as we utilize cans from many irregular sources. Rest assured, the beer will remain true and we will continue to provide quality craft beer to our community.

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