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Instant Pot BBQ Beer Pulled Pork

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot, Pork
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 3 lbs pork shoulder
  • 12 oz light beer
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp seasoning salt
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cup BBQ sauce


  • Place pork should in the instant pot.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together beer, vinegar, seasonings, and brown sugar. Pour mixture over pork and flip to coat. 
  • Place cover on instant pot and seal. Cook on high pressure for 65 minutes. Allow natural pressure release for 10 minutes and manually release the pressure. 
  • Remove top and shred the pork. Pour your favorite bbq sauce of the pork and gently stir to coat. Serve immediately, or use keep warm setting till you are ready to serve on bun and top with additional BBQ sauce, if desired. 


The instant pot will have a bit of liquid in it, and if you prefer a thicker coating or do not want to top with sauce, I recommend draining some liquid before returning the shredded meat to the instant pot.