Good news for designated drivers: You can indulge in summer's twin excesses — icy suds and warm cookout grub — without so much as opening an alcoholic beverage. Cleveland-based Great Lakes brewery has officially begun retailing a pair of of barbecue sauces infused with their Edmund Fitzgerald Porter and Gortmunder Gold Lager, respectively. But what's that, you say? You'd prefer your grilled foodstuffs be brushed with condiments enriched by floral IPA aromas, or to let that skirt steak benefit from an overnight marinade teeming with Scotch-style ale's malty sweetness? Lucky for you (yes, you), we taste-tasted a wide cross section of beer-infused BBQ sauces in order to determine which offerings best represent this burgeoning craft trend — and the best way to unleash their intoxicating grilling potential.
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