Best BBQ Sauce in a Bottle (2005)

Brick-Hot Bar-B-Que Sauce

If you think Denver barbecue takes a walk on the mild side, run to your computer and order up some Brick-Hot Bar-B-Que Sauce. Produced and packaged in Lakewood, this sauce has a smoky, dark and ever-present heat that runs right along that ragged edge between really friggin' hot and just too hot, without becoming so forward that it kills any sense of flavor. Brick-Hot goes wonderfully with everything from ribs to brisket to those whole roasted chickens sold in most grocery stores. It worries us a little that one of the main ingredients is Liquid Smoke, but when the final product tastes this good, we're willing to let it go.