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Happy Sauce

With this recipe we took the fan favorite Happy Place pale ale and integrated it into our secret sauce for some zesty/tangy wings that will have you drooling.
This is a very summer-like BBQ sauce with the orange juice that makes a nice, citrus flavor perfect for ribs, wings and more!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4 cups


  • 1 medium sauce pan
  • 1 serving bowl


  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup Happy Place Pale Ale
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire¬†sauce¬†
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Paprika


  • Crack open cold Happy Place for "test sip"
  • Mix all ingredients together in sauce pan
  • Bring to a boil
  • Simmer for 15-20 minutes or desired thickness
  • Grill or Smoke Wings / desired food as desired and fully cooked.
  • Dip or lather onto wings or anything of your choosing
  • Open next Third Space beer & #findyourhappyplace