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Try this beer-brat recipe

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The weekend’s just about here, and since we’re on the other side of Memorial Day, charring meat on the grill is now required activity during the lazy days away from the office. I’m no grill master, but that’s not going to stop me from relaying a recipe for the grill: An easy beer bratwurst recipe that tastes nice, too. Catchy, right?

An easy beer bratwurst recipe that tastes nice, too

5 bratwursts
1 can of Maui CoCoNut Porter
a few cups of water

* Light charcoal grill
* On the stove, bring water and beer to a rolling boil in a pot. Toss in brats and boil for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and let rest, a few minutes.
* Grill brats over direct heat to desired level of smoky char.

It’s pretty simple. I tried this on a whim last weekend and the results were delicious. The beer adds roasted malt depth to the grilled brat, and I even detected the slightest note of coconut with each juicy bite. Add a few dollops of mango salsa and everything is suddenly right with the world.

So, that’s my contribution to summer weekends. What’s your favorite thing to throw on the grill?


Chris Staten is DRAFT’s beer editor. Follow him on Twitter at @DRAFTbeereditor and email him at chris.staten@draftmag.com.


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