Porter Marinated Ribs (Border Porter – White Rock Beach Beer Company)

Porter Marinated Ribs

My inspiration for this recipe came from Tring Brewery out of of the UK but things have been altered to my personal preference.  This recipe must be started 24 hours before you plan on cooking the ribs.

Ingredients List:
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2 Racks of Pork Ribs
2 Pints of Dark Ale (Border Porter – White Rock Beach Beer Company)
1 Onion (Finely Chopped)
60g light brown sugar
1 tbs of salt
4 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp finely ground black pepper
8 tbs tomato ketchup

First Step chop up the onion and garlic.
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Mix all ingredents into a bowl excluding the ribs and ketchup.  make sure all ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
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Cut racks of ribs into two and place them into large baking pans.  Pour the marinade over ribs and cover with cling film and place into fridge for 24 hours.





Pull ribs out of fridge 2 hours before you intend to BBQ them. This allows the ribs to come up to room temperature.  Strain the sauce through a sieve into a sauce pan.

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Reduce sauce sauce on stove by bringing to a boil but do not burn.  Reduce until the liquid turns into a syrup.

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Remove from heat and let the sauce come up to room temperature.  Once cool add the ketchup and mix thoroughly.

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Put the ribs on the BBQ and brush a coating of the sauce on both sides.  Cook ribs on the BBQ for 30-40 minutes flipping every 4 or 5 minutes and adding more sauce with a brush.

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Once fully cooked remove the ribs from the heat and let them cool for 5 minuets.

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I decided to fry up the solids from the marinade and serve them with the ribs.  The ribs were also served with garlic mashed potatoes.




Sadly I had forgotten that I had the growler of this beer so the beer had gone flat so I can not give a good description of the beer as it would be totally unfair.  The Baltic Porter did come through in the marinade sauce with sweet malty notes as well as a hint of fruitiness.  Overall these ribs turned out really nice for the first ever ribs that I have cooked outside of a slow-cooker.


Baltic Porter – Cannery Brewing


From Cannery Brewing Company out of Penticton BC comes the “Baltic Porter”.  This Baltic Porter pours a deep brown with a ruby tinge and a brown head.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, sweetness and some dark fruits.  The flavour is of roasted malts, bitter coffee, chocolate, toffee and dark fruits.  The alcohol content comes in at 8% with an IBU of 40.  I have not had very many Baltic Porters over my time with craft beer but this one is well crafted and very flavorful.

Commercial Description:  This classic Baltic Porter is brewed with traditional German malts and noble hops. Its sweet roasted flavour combined with a spark of dark fruit embraces the warmth of the alcohol. Its dark lager characteristics allow a rich, velvet smoothness to blast through to the finish.


Porter Baltique Grand Cuvee 2011 – Les Trois Mousquetaires

From Brossard Quebec, Canada’s Les Trois Mousquetaires comes their “Porter Baltique Grand Cuvee 2011” a Baltic Porter.  This wonderful Corked beer won the Worlds Best Baltic Porter from the World Beer awards in 2010!  The beer pours a deep dark brown with a tan head.  The aroma of this beer is of roasted malts, chocolate, tart cherry and smoke.  The flavor is quite complex and differs some from most porters due to using lager yeast in the brew.  The flavor of the beer is of chocolate, mocha, nuts, cherry, toffee with some wood some and a mild bitterness.  I would have to say that this beer does live up to the hype on the bottle.  This once again proves that brewers in Quebec know what they are doing!  The beer comes in at an alcohol content of 10%


Baltic Porter – Uncommon Brewers

From Santa Cruz California’s Uncommon Brewers comes the “Baltic Porter” found locally in single tall cans.  This porter pours a deep black with a brown head.  This beer smells of sweet malts, licorice and anise.  The flavor is amazing with coffee, licorice, malts and anise with a slight hint of hops.  The beer comes in at an alcohol content of 7.8%.  Being a lover of actual licorice I was a fan of this beer and would recommend it to any fan of porters or dark beer in general.

as Uncommon Brewers says this is an “Uncommon beer for uncommon people”.