Peach BBQ Sauce with Cigar City Operation Homefront IPA

Georgia Peach BBQ Sauce and Marinade  with Cigar City Brewing’s Operation Homefront IPA Grilled Chicken.

Peach BBQ Sauce with Cigar City IPA- Life Food and Beer

It’s easy to forget there is still so much we haven’t done or seen here. Some weekends, we don’t even leave Jupiter. Saturday, we decided to get out and explore. I didn’t want to spend another weekend in the house, and it was a gorgeous day!

We started our day with breakfast at The Nook. Great food and atmosphere!

The Nook Jupiter

Once we finished breakfast, we drove north to Port St. Lucie to go to the batting cages. Noon during the summer, in South Florida, probably wasn’t the best time to go.

Batting Cage Superplay USA

Once we burned some calories, we traveled to Fort Pierce to check out Endless Summer Vineyard & Winery. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the place was great. I’d definitely like to go back during the winter {when it’s more comfortable to sit around outside during the middle of the day}. While there, we did a wine tasting, and tried all of the wines they offer. We both agreed we’d like to learn more about wine, and would like to do more wine tastings in the future.

Endless Summer Winery Fort Pierce

Our last stop of the day was at Sailfish Brewing Company. We had a beer each before heading home. We were hungry!

Sailfish Brewing Company (1)

On our way back, we stopped at a roadside vegetable stand. I was planning on making Grilled Peach Ice Cream, for a blog project, this week and couldn’t pass up fresh Georgia Peaches.

Peach BBQ Sauce with Cigar City IPA- Life Food and Beer

Huck came up with the idea to have grilled peaches and chicken. I started brainstorming ideas for incorporate the two ingredients together, and I think I did a pretty good job. I’m giving Huck 100% of the credit for this recipe, though. I never would have thought to mix peaches and chicken together. I’ve seen Peach BBQ sauce before, but never thought to try it.

Peach BBQ Sauce with Cigar City IPA- Life Food and Beer

This recipe is made with store bought BBQ Sauce, but it would also work great with my Homemade Beer BBQ Sauce. We were hungry, and the sun was going down, so this way was quicker.

Peach BBQ Sauce with Cigar City IPA- Life Food and Beer

After our breakfast at The Nook, we walked next door to Beer City. They have a huge craft beer selection. While walking around the owner told us they had some Cigar City Operation Homefront. Apparently, it’s had to find in this area, so we bought that plus a few other beers you’ll likely see in the near future on LF&B.

Operation Homefront is a collaboration beer that started in 2011 to help raise money and awareness for Operation Homefront. It’s released every year on Memorial Day.

Cigar City Operation Homefront IPA


Peach BBQ Sauce with Cigar City IPA- Life Food and Beer

A minimum of $150,000 from the sale of this beer will be donated to Operation Homefront!

Peach BBQ Sauce with Cigar City IPA- Life Food and Beer

The Peach BBQ Sauce would work great on Chicken, Fish, Shrimp, or Pork. I highly recommend trying this with chicken with the skin still on. The contrast of sweet, spicy, charred, and crispiness was amazing! It’s finger licking good!

Peach BBQ Sauce with Cigar City IPA- Life Food and Beer

Huck helping AKA waiting for the okay to take the plate downstairs and eat. I didn’t have to tell him twice.

This recipe is super easy and would make a great addition to any 4th of July celebration.

Peach BBQ Sauce and Marinade with IPA

Serves 1 Cup
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Georgia Peach BBQ Sauce with Cigar City Brewing’s Operation Homefront IPA. This Peach BBQ Sauce or marinade works great with Chicken, Pork, or Seafood.


  • 2 Medium Peach (Ripe and Soft)
  • 2 Medium Peach (Ripe and Soft)
  • 1/2 cup Beer (IPA, Wheat, Lager)
  • 3/4 cups BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Ground Pepper Powder (More or less depending on your heat preference)


Cut each each in half and remove the seed. Squeeze each peach, with your hands, to remove as much juice as possible. Strain juice to remove any skin or pulp.
Combined Peach Juice, Beer, BBQ Sauce, and Seasonings.
BBQ Sauce: Add mixture to a small pot over low to medium low heat. Cook for 20 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Stir often to prevent burning.

Marinate: Add 1.5 pounds of meat to a large bowl or Ziploc bag. Add half of peach mixture and refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to 24 hours {longer is better}. Add the other half of the mixture to a pot and reduce down. Brush thickened BBQ mixture on meat during the cooking process.


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