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Scotch Ale Beer Braised Pulled Pork

Mouthwatering, flavorful pulled pork braised for hours with Scotch Ale Beer - irresistible!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main
Servings: 6
Author: CJ


Dry Rub:

  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard powder


  • 3.5 lb Pork butt
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 44 fl ounces Scotch Ale Beer


  • Mix all dry rub ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Rinse and pat dry pork. Rub generously with dry rub.
  • In a dutch oven, heat the olive oil until very hot. Sear all sides of the meat, until evenly browned (roughly 10-15 minutes).
  • Pour the beer over the meat, add the minced garlic and cover and reduce heat to medium low.
  • Cook for 2 1/2 - 3 hours, turning the meat over periodically. Cook until meat is tender and falling apart.
  • Remove meat and let rest on a cutting board for roughly 3-5 minutes. Shred using two forks. Return pork to the braising liquid and allow to simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove the meat from the dutch oven and discard the liquid.
  • Serve!


We used a Scotch Ale from Bellevue Brewing Company, which worked beautifully in this recipe. Delicious to drink and flavorful to cook with.