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Celebrate Oktoberfest and football with this classic German-inspired meal. Crispy, smoky brats served with spicy beer-mustard sauerkraut makes for a meal worthy of any tailgate.



  • 8 bratwurst sausages
  • 1 lb. sauerkraut
  • 1/8 cup whole grain mustard
  • 12 oz. favorite lager
  • Fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 bay leaves



  1. Turn half the grill burners onto high heat.
  2. In a large pan, combine sauerkraut, whole grain mustard and lager. Stir until mixture is uniformed. Then add fresh thyme sprigs and bay leaves. Place sausages on sauerkraut, creating a nest. 
  3. Place pan on grill and cook until mixture begins to simmer. Then move pan to cooler side of grill and cover. Cook sausages for about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Remove sausages from pan and cook on high heat side of grill until crisp.
  5. Serve sausages with sauerkraut mixture from pan. Enjoy!