Beer, Brats, and…Vikings?

By Pam's Plate Apr 16, 2016
The Last Days are upon us, when turns are limited and we cast our gaze toward other ways to enjoy the mountains. Time to get your parking lot party game ON!
Beer, Brats, and…Vikings?

As I write this, sleet is falling in the valley while Snowbasin—one of the “Mighty Five” still open—is reporting 5” of new snow today. Some farewell!

I bid adieu to the season in style by concentrating on the three key things:  food, beverages and costumes.  While noshing on my favorite grilled grub, I soak in the sunshine (or spring snowstorm…who cares?) and the colorful parade of get-ups and garb that last-day revelers dig out of the closet.

For a parking lot party, you want food that is hot, tasty and most of all EASY. Here is one of my favorite go-to summer dishes, but this year we'll be making it with a new beer from Squatters called Squasatch, honoring local SLC punk rock legend, Chopper.

Grilled Beer Brats

 1 9 x 13 foil pan

1 dozen or so brats or other sausages

1 large sweet onion, sliced

1.5 large green peppers, sliced

1 jalapeno or other hot pepper, sliced

3 Bottles Squasatch Beer

2 cups sauerkraut

S & P to taste

Hoagie rolls


Place all ingredients in the foil pan and bring to a simmer on the grill for 10-15 minutes.

Remove sausages and place on the grill to get some nice grill marks and attain that crispy snap.  

Serve on hoagie rolls with spicy mustard and top with other ingredients: onions, peppers and sauerkraut.


Packing List:

Camping Chair







Paper Towels


See you next year!