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Recipe: Honey Jalapeño Beer Brats

August 26th, 2019 by

finished beer brat

A bratwurst is delicious all year round, but especially during the peak grill seasons of summer and fall. Here is a tried-and-true recipe for Honey Jalapeño Beer Brats using our Irish Red Ale with Honey.

beer brat ingredientsIngredients:

  • 10-12 brats
  • 2-3 cans of Six Mile Bridge Irish Red Ale
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 large onion
  • 1-3  jalapeños depending on desired intensity
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Favorite brat buns (we like brioche or pretzel buns)
  • Mustard

Suggested for accompaniment: Sweet potato fries, dill pickle spears.

brats in beer onion bath


  1. Chop onion into large chunks. Add onion and butter to a large pot or dutch oven and cook on medium heat until the onions start to soften and brown.
  2. Add brats, honey and enough beer to completely or almost cover the brats.
  3. Chop up as many jalapeños as you want for your ideal heat level (remove seeds/pulp). One large jalapeño adds a hint of flavor, so add 2 or 3 or even 4 if you want to feel the fire. Add them to the pot.
  4. Bring the beer to a boil and then reduce heat to low.
  5. Simmer for 30 minutes in the beer mixure.
  6. Remove the brats from the pot (turn off heat) and grill on medium to high heat until the casing has grill lines and crisper texture.
  7. Return the brats to the beer pot and return to simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. Strain the brats and onion/pepper mix out when you’re ready to serve.

We recommend serving with a variety of mustards, and the beer marinated onions/peppers as an optional brat topping. YUM.

brat with fries and pickle