Secret rib recipe revealed

Märzen BBQ Sauce Ribs


  • 5 lbs baby back pork ribs, each slab cut into thirds
  • 3 (12 oz.) bottles of Gordon Biersch Märzen beer
  • 4 ½ cups water


  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 large onion
  • ¼ cup chopped garlic
  • 1 qt. of you favorite BBQ sauce (Cattleman's is preferred)
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup pureed canned chipotle chilis
  • 1 bottle of Gordon Biersch Märzen
    Makes about 6 cups

    Misoyaki and Märzen Marinated Grilled Butterfish (or Chicken)
    Serves 6 people

  • 4 lbs butterfish (Black Cod), or 6 lbs of Chicken breasts, legs, and thighs
  • 1 lb Shiro Miso Paste (use high quality)
  • 2 bottles Gordon Biersch Märzen
  • 1 cup sugar

  • Mix miso, beer and sugar until the marinade is smooth and pourable. Cover butterfish or chicken with the marinade and refridgerate for 2 days.

  • When ready to serve, BBQ over grill at medium heat for 5 minutes per side (fish), or 20 minutes for chicken.


    Gordon Biersh San Francisco
    2 Harrison Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105

    Gordon Biersch San Jose
    33 East San Fernando Street
    San Jose, CA 95113
    phone: 408-294-6785

    Gordon Biersch Palo Alto
    640 Emerson Street
    Palo Alto, CA 94301


    Gordon Biersch 20th Anniversary Event
    Date: Saturday: July 12th
    Time: Noon - 7pm
    Location: Gordon Biersch Brewery and Bottling Facility
    357 Taylor Street
    San Jose, CA
    Tickets: $40
    Admission includes: Gordon Biersch authentic German style beers, Saag's sausage sandwiches, Gordon Biersch's garlic fries and soft drinks. Tours will be given during the event.
    Live Music: The Carlos Reyes Band, 1:30pm - 3:30pm and The Gregg Rolie Band, 4:14pm - 6:15pm

    You can buy tickets through or at Gordon Biersch restaurants in San Jose, Palo Alto and San Francisco.

    About Dan Gordon:
    Co-founder of Gordon Biersch Brewing Company, he has earned a reputation as one of America's leading brewing engineers. As the director of brewing operations for Gordon Biersch, he supervises the company's state-of-the-art brewing and bottling facility in San Jose, Calif.

    Gordon is the first American in more than 50 years to graduate from the prestigious five-year brewing engineering program at the world-renowned Technical University of Munich at Weihenstephan, West Germany. Before earning his brewing engineer's degree there in 1987, he interned at Spaten Brewery in Munich and served as a technical translator at Lowenbrau Consulting.

    Gordon lives in the Bay Area with his wife, Melissa, and their three children. Gordon frequently lectures at the Stanford University School of Business, the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley.

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