Colorado, the 38th state to join the Union in 1876, encompasses most of the Southern Rocky Mountains and holds the spotlight in this week’s 50 States / 50 Grill Recipes / 50 Beers feature.

Rocky Mountains

Of course, Colorado is also home to some of the nation’s most esteemed beers, including many by the legendary Golden-based brewer Coors, and many by innovative and influential craft brewers, including New Belgium Brewing of Fort Collins.

Here is a recipe from Tony’s Market that pulls together the flagship brew by New Belgium, Fat Tire, to create the barbecue sauce for a backyard grilling classic, Baby Back Ribs.

Use the “slow and low” indirect grilling method, that is, with one hot zone and one cool zone, and close the lid of the grill to cook the ribs at a temperature of around 300 degrees for 60-90 minutes.

See the complete recipe here and pull together:

  • 1-2 racks baby back ribs
  • your favorite prepared BBQ seasoning rub

Fat Tire BBQ Sauce:

  • 1 Fat Tire beer
  • ¼-cup chile sauce
  • 2 TBS Sundried tomato paste
  • 3 TBS brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Cajun or other southwestern seasoning
  • ¾-1 tsp liquid smoke (optional)
  • ¼ tsp Coleman’s Mustard
  • ¼ tsp hot sauce

And grab a six pack of the Fat Tire because you and your grilling assistants will need refreshment for the 60-90 minutes of low and slow grilling on your Coyote Grill.

Cheers and happy grilling!

Fat Tire