Braising hearty sausages in beer adds even more flavor to the smoky grilled links.
Technique tip: Never pierce your bratwursts before you grill them. That just lets out all of the juicy goodness.
Swap option: You can definitely use a lighter beer than the red pale ale I've suggested, but darker beers will impart a richer flavor.
Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Grill the brats until golden brown but not cooked all the way though.
Meanwhile, in a medium-sized Dutch oven, melt the butter. Add the onions and garlic and let cook until they are translucent but have not started to brown. Stir in the brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce. Place the grilled brats in the Dutch oven and cover with beer. Season the liquid with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for about 30 minutes.
Serve the beer-braised brats on a buttered brat bun. Garnish with your choice of condiments.