The smell of our delicious bratwurst sausages gently simmering in beer will fill your house with a wonderful aroma, reminiscent of freshly-baked bread but sweeter, richer, hard to place until you lift up the lid on the pot on the stove and inhale, deeply. Ah yes, you will say. Bratwurst!!
Place bratwurst, beer and onions in a saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and gently simmer for 20-25 minutes.
Remove bratwurst from beer, strain onions and discard beer. Heat a saucepan over moderate heat, add olive oil and onions and cook until just browned. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Grill bratwurst until nice grill marks have formed and sausage is warmed through.
Place brats on buns, garnish with onions, add condiments according to your tastes. Sauerkraut is especially appropriate here, as is whole grain mustard, any other pickles, or grilled peppers.