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Smoke-O-Motive BBQ Sauce

Chris, one of our marketing gurus requested a smokey BBQ sauce. This grilling baste is full of smokey flavour and is dedicated to the history of the old locomotives that used to live in our brewery, the Roundhouse.


Combine all of the ingredients except for the cornstarch and 1/8 C of Steam Whistle in a medium saucean and whisk until smooth over high heat. Bring sauce to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Blend cornstarch and 1/8 cup of Steam Whistle in a small bowl and then pour the mixture, slowly, into the sauce, blending constantly to incorporate. Simmer for another 5-10 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Use this for pork, beef, chicken, ribs. This is a super dipping sauce for chicken fingers and is also a great marinade.

Created by Steam Whistle staffer, Ellen McKinney.


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup red malt vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Steam Whistle Pilsner
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder


  • a dash or two of Tabasco sauce
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/8 Cup Steam Whistle Pilsner