If I am not drinking coffee or water, I am drinking beer. Any recipe using beer in the ingredients, I am all in. Cooking the brats in beer helps to infuse an extra layer of flavor to these tasty dogs.
Swap option: You may use regular hot dog buns if you can't find the split top ones, it will just make broiling more challenging.
For the brats:
Place brats in Dutch oven with onions and butter. Cover brats with beer. Bring to boil and reduce to a simmer until brats are cooked, about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove brats and set aside beer mixture.
Heat a medium-large skillet over medium-high heat. Place brats in hot skillet until golden-brown. Return to beer mixture until ready to serve or serve immediately after grilling.
For the cheese spread:
Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl until well combined and smooth.
Preheat broiler to medium-high heat.
Place each cooked brat in a split top bun. Top with generous amount of cheese spread. Broil until cheese spread is bubbling hot.