Grilled Beer Brats: Revisited

I cannot believe this is the first time we have grilled brats this year. Before we moved to the Midwest we may have had brats about once a year. They are bigger than hotdogs here. Everywhere you go there are brats for sale or someone is serving them at a picnic or barbecue.

This recipe is from several years ago and one that we really loved. You don’t need to grill the brats after they are cooked in the beer but they look and taste so much better if you do.

Verdict: Use your favorite red or darker beer to make these. You can buy beer brats in the store but they are just not the same flavor and often have a weird taste to them. Making your own is so easy!

Grilled Beer Brats

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 lb brats
  • 1-2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 bottle beer (12 oz), preferably a red or darker
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


  1. Heat the butter over low-medium heat in a large saucepan. Once hot, add the onions and let cook slowly for 15-20 minutes. Turn up the heat to medium and add garlic and stir two-three minutes until fragrant.
  2. Add the bratwursts to the pan, along with the beer. Stir and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. The bratwursts will turn white as they cook.
  3. Remove the sausages and set to the side. Turn the heat to high so the beer mixture boils again. Add the salt, brown sugar and Worcestershire. Stir well and continue boiling.
  4. Grill your brats placing them on a hot grill to get the brown grill marks on each side.
  5. When done your beer should have reduced down to about a quarter of a cup of liquid. Place grilled brats back in the beer sauce and spoon sauce over.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. rajkkhoja says:

    Good test.


  2. Last time…or the time before we went to visit Baby Girl and our Grandsons we took a wee detour to a little meat shop and waiting in a queue for an hour to get some sausages. Brats were one we got on that haul.
    The queue starts forming before the shop opens and by noon they have sold out of almost everything in the summer! We got Brats…in the freezer now waiting for us to grill them, hot spicy Italian, Pesto, and Hawaiian sausages. The Italian and Pesto were the first to get eaten. They’re so good!

    He-Man could do this recipe of yours from start to finish on the grill. I’m printing it! Those brats may be eaten sooner than I thought! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Hope he likes them!

      Liked by 1 person

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