Garlic Beer Brats & BBQ Beer Corn Recipe

May 20, 2021


Nothing smells like a Canadian summer more than beer and brats. Kara From ScaleAndTailor put together the perfect summer recipe that’s easy to prepare and packed full of flavour. 

This classic summer BBQ combo uses our Helles Lager to create some mouth-watering Garlic Beer Brats. Pair them with some BBQ Beer Corn on the side made with our Special Pale Ale. It’s a quick and tasty recipe that uses beer to bring out some tasty flavours in this versatile summer BBQ recipe. 





Beer (3/4 of tall can of Helles Lager)

Bratsworth Sausages (6-8 links)

Butter (2 Tbsp)

Garlic (1 Tbsp)

Italian Seasoning (1 1/2 tsp)

Bell Peppers (1 Red Pepper, sliced)

Onion (1 medium cooking onion)


This BBQ recipe using Wellington’s Helles Lager is simple yet delicious.  Preheat your pellet or gas grill to 400 degrees. (If you're using a gas grill, cook indirectly and off the direct flame) Place your bratwurst directly on the grill so you get some awesome charred goodness.

Using an aluminum pan OR a cast iron skillet place it directly on your grill grates. Saute your ingredients by adding the butter, garlic, Italian seasoning, onions, and peppers.  Give them a stir a few times until they start to become soft and wilted (about 10 minutes).  Then add your Helles Lager and watch those flavors mix together.

Next dunk your slightly charred bratsworth right into your beer bath.  Close your grill lid and let your beer simmer, reduce, and penetrate. The alcohol boils out, making it a family friendly meal.


Helles Lager





Roasted corn with a bright yellow soft middle, and a sweet succulent taste? This BBQ Beer Corn Recipe will be your new go to this summer made with Wellington Special Pale Ale. 


Corn (4 Whole Husk)

Beer (Wellington Brewery’s Special Pale Ale)

Zip Lock Bag or Large Container


Marinate your corn in your zip lock bag or container.  Prepare your corn by simply cutting off all the excess hairs at the top, exposing the corn slightly.  Add your corn to your zip lock bag or container and pour two cans in.  Remove any excess air from the bag before sealing it.  You might have to do this twice as the foam subsides.  Marinate for approx 3-8 hours.

Preheating your pellet or gas grill to 350 degrees. If you are using a gas grill, place your corn on indirectly and not over an open flame.  Right from your bag to the grill, place your husks of corn directly on your grill grates.  Grill for approximately 40 minutes turning often.



SPA - Special Pale Ale



Check out the ScaleAndTailor blog for more great food and BBQ recipes.

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