By Tim Rodgers & Matt Goldstein
At our recent Whiskey Goldmine Buffalo Wing BBQ, we sampled craft beers and wines with wings on the grill. We made a couple different styles of wings, hot and mild. Both sets of wings were marinated in beer overnight and put directly on the grill. About halfway through the grilling process, we dipped the wings in the hot sauce and put them back on the grill in order to get the hot sauce grilled into the chicken, as opposed to most restaurants now, which deep fry the wings and add the hot sauce after.
When grilling the sauce into the chicken wings, the smoky flavor of the grill and the hot sauce or buffalo sauce become entangled, complementing each other rather than just being there. The Budweiser Mild & Tangy Wing Sauce was actually pretty hot. More hot than mild, the tangy flavor gave this buffalo wing sauce a bit of a kick and it complimented well with the smoky grilled flavor that we cooked into the wings and the sauce. This sauce is solid for grilling! Our whole team of tasters was pleasantly surprised with the mild and tangy sauce, but we’re just kind of annoyed that we don’t have any left. We’re not going to call it the king of hot sauces, but it’s pretty damn good. Good kick!
From Budweiser on their Mild & Tangy Sauce:
Like our famous Budweiser beer, this genuine line of sauces contains only the finest ingredients for a truly exceptional taste experience. Our executive chefs from our Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, VA, in conjunction with the brew masters of Anheuser-Busch have perfected this recipe, assuring you that your cooking experience is the best it can be. Taste the difference that only a premium sauce with the Budweiser name can deliver.
Ingredients: Water, distilled vinegar, aged red peppers, vegetable oil (canola and/or soybean), salt, beer (water, barley malt, rice, hops), honey, natural butter flavor (whey, butter oil), garlic, xanthan gum, cayenne pepper, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate (preservatives), Red 40. Budweiser Beer-Dehydrated. CONTAINS: MILK