On the stove or on the burner of your grill, place a large pot over medium-high heat then add beer, onions, 6 Tbsp butter, bell pepper, jalapeño and salt. Bring to a boil then immediately reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10–15 minutes.
Carefully add brats to the simmering liquid and allow them to cook very gently for about 15 minutes, or just until brats are cooked through. Remove brats from the beer mixture then strain the onion, bell pepper and jalapeno.
Discard the beer then place the veggies back into the pot with the additional 2 Tbsp butter—continue cooking until they begin to brown, 10-12 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper then transfer to a serving dish.
Place brats on the grill then cook for 5–6 minutes. Since the brats have already been cooked through, only grill them until they are nicely browned and crispy with that wonderful grilled flavor.
Serve brats immediately on fresh baked buns, piled high with the vegetable mixture in addition to any of your favorite toppings—both sauerkraut and whole grain mustard are winners! Enjoy!
One Last Thing
Don’t use your best craft beer for this recipe, save that to drink with the brats!