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 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • 1 medium jalapeño, thinly sliced
  • 1 can or bottle (12 oz.) beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 4 Lakewinds Brown Ale Beer Bratwurst
  • 4 hot dog or hoagie buns


  • 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!