Blues Hog Barbecue Sauce
By Jonas Weir
Blues Hog—out of Washington, Missouri—has everything you need for barbecue but the meat.
The company started when owner, sauce boss, and Tennessee native Bill Arnold began crafting the company’s flagship sauce in his kitchen at home. However, Blues Hog really took off when he moved to Missouri and started entering barbecue contests. In 1999, he won his first award at the American Royal International Barbecue Contest, and he’s been cleaning up ever since.
Blues Hog has now grown to include four different varieties of sauces: original, honey mustard, Tennessee red, and Smoky Mountain—a hickory smoke-infused spin on the original. The company also offers a dry rub and charcoal now, so you can use Blues Hog from smoke to sauce.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking to make some authentic Memphis-style pulled pork or just want to spice up some grilled chicken, Blues Hog has you covered. As it says on the jar, you can sauce anything from fish to wild game, but it’s especially good on ribs. Look for Blues Hog products in grocery stores across the state. For more information, go to blueshog.com