Brown Ale Brats with Spicy Slaw

Brown Ale Brats with Spicy Slaw

Yield 4 servings

Hot off the grill, these flavorful brats are great for summer tailgating or picnicking. The spicy slaw can be made up to a day ahead for quick party prep.


2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Pinch black pepper

2 cups shredded red cabbage

1/2 cup shredded carrots

1 medium jalapeño, thinly sliced

1 can or bottle (12 oz) beer or nonalcoholic beer

4 Lakewinds uncooked fresh Brown Ale Beer Bratwurst

4 Savor Crafted Roasted Potato and Onion Hoagie Rolls, split


In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, mustard, salt, and pepper. Add in the cabbage, carrots, and jalapeño and toss well to evenly coat. Set aside.

Heat a gas or charcoal grill to medium heat. In a medium saucepan, heat beer to boiling. Add bratwurst; reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer 15 minutes.

Drain bratwurst and place on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 5 to 10 minutes, turning once, until browned and cooked thoroughly.

Place bratwurst in buns and top with spicy slaw.


Tip: Simmering the brats in beer before grilling will give them an extra flavor boost and reduce grill time!