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Hard Cider Beer Brats

Up your grilling game with your favorite hard cider beer and brats!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 brats
Author Laura Doerr


  • 8 bratwurst
  • 24 oz hard cider beer
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 8 brat buns toasted or grilled

Serving suggestions

  • Grilled sliced onions
  • Spicy mustard


  1. Bring hard cider and beef broth to a boil. Add in brats, and reduce heat to med-high heat, and boil for 10 minutes.

  2. While brats are boiling, preheat your grill to about 400°. Place boiled brats on grill, and cook for about 3-5 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 160°. I like my brats and dogs pretty charred when grilling.

  3. Serve brats on toasted buns with sliced *grilled onions and a spicy Dijon mustard of choice. I use a store bought garlic dill mustard that I love!

Recipe Notes

*if you're making grilled or sautéed onions, deglaze the pan when cooking by adding a little hard cider beer to bring in more of that flavor, delicious!