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McCormick® Grill Mates® Backyard Brew Marinade

A full-bodied blend of garlic, savory herbs, spices and beer.
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Usage Tips

Backyard Brew Marinade
Makes 3/4 cup marinade.

1 package Grill Mates® Backyard Brew Marinade
1/2 cup beer or water
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons white or apple cider vinegar
2 pounds chicken, beef, pork or shrimp
1. Mix Marinade Mix, beer, oil and vinegar in small bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons marinade for basting. Place meat in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add remaining marinade; turn to coat well.
2. Refrigerate 15 minutes or longer for extra flavor. (Marinate seafood no longer than 30 minutes). Remove from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.
3. Grill or broil until cooked through, basting with reserved marinade halfway through cooking. Discard any remaining marinade.

Honey Mustard Marinade: Prepare marinade as directed, adding 2 tablespoons honey and 1 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Mustard. If desired, add 1 teaspoon McCormick® Caraway Seed.

Full Ingredients


Serving Size

1 tsp. dry mix (2.5g)

UPC Code

52100015491 (1.00oz)

Nutrition information (per Serving)

  • 5Calories
  • 0gTotal Fat
  • 0mgCholesterol
  • 240mgSodium
  • 1gCarbohydrates
  • 0gFiber
  • 0gSugar

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  • I too am having problems finding the Backyard Brew in the stores now. I'm in Phoenix, AZ - what's up? You already discontinued another favorite Grill Mates Molasses Bacon. Running out of Grill Mates that we like if you keep discontinuing them.

    Mary Tappe | September 17, 2017 | Reply

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  • red-arrow

    Check the Bashas Markets in your area for the Backyard Brew Marinade, Mary. ~Leslie

    Moderator | September 28, 2017 | Reply

  • I use this all the time but I can't find it in the store anymore. I hope its not being discontinued.

    VERONICA | May 01, 2017 | Reply

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  • I love this marinade so much it is the best ever!!! But I can't find any in the stores recently. ☹️ Please make this more available and never discontinue it!!!

    Brittney | August 28, 2016 | Reply

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  • Used the spice packet in the crock pot with a trip tip roast. amazing!!! Will go buy lots for packets for the future

    Robin Josephson | January 08, 2016 | Reply

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  • This is one of the better Grill Mates but doesn't remind me of beer at all. It actually has a light herb and citrus flavor to me. Good, nonetheless!

    Jessica | January 15, 2015 | Reply

    (4.0) stars)
  • My family LOVES this maranade! We use it with chicken thighs. However, I have to purchase it in Amazon or Ebay because we can't find it in our Dayton, Ohio area grocery stores.

    Sheila Hagood | December 29, 2014 | Reply

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  • ?? Is meat ground ?

    Mike Yorke | June 19, 2014 | Reply

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  • we LOVE this marinade and can't imagine how someone doesn't like it on chicken. We use it on chicken and steak and the only problem is, we can no longer find it at our local grocer's (Kroger) in Michigan.

    Midnight | January 05, 2014 | Reply

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  • Doesn't go well with chicken, NONE of my family liked this at all.

    Louis Cohen | June 05, 2013 | Reply

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  • red-arrow

    You're crazy! It's absolutely perfect with chicken on the grill! LOVE it fixed this way.

    Mary Tappe | September 17, 2017 | Reply

  • This is the BEST marinade! I've tried many of the McCormick flavors and they are all good, yet this one stands out as the best. I've used it on chicken, pork and beef. I've added the ingredients called for and let the meat marinade in it overnight or even for the afternoon and it is awesome every single time. I've recently been using it as a rub without the wet ingredients and the flavor just bursts when you eat it. LOVE IT!!!

    Diana | June 01, 2013 | Reply

    (5.0) stars)