How to Make 3 Types of German Beer Sausages

Jonny celebrates Germany’s World Cup victory with some beery German sausages — cooked up three ways. First a beer mustard, second beer onions, and third a currywurst! Proper hotdogs, perfect for the barbecue, and ABSOLUTELY BANGING!

Beers included are:
St Austell Korev Lager
Augustiner Brau Bock
Sierra Nevada Torpedo
Heretic Evil Twin

For the beer mustard
100g mixed mustard seeds
120ml amazing lager
Pinch of chilli flakes
2 tbsp honey
Splash of white wine vinegar

Soak the seeds in the lager overnight, then add the rest if the ingredients, season with salt and blend until well mixed but still lumpy.

For the beer onions
red onion, sliced
1 heaped tbsp muscovado sugar
50ml balsamic vinegar
100ml bock or dark lager

Fry the onions on a medium heat until soft. Add the other ingredients, stirring between each, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, until dark and sticky.

For the currywurst
Yellow onion, finely sliced
400ml passata
1 tbsp golden caster sugar
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp curry powder
Hoppy, sweet IPA
Splash of red wine vinegar

Preheat your oven to 200C/400F. Remove a few slices of onion and put aside. Fry the remaining onions over a medium heat until soft, add the passata, sugar, paprika and curry powder and stir. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes, until thickened.

Fry the other onions over a high heat. One soft, add a splash of IPA and let it boil off. Tip onto some paper town and pat dry. Lay in a baking try and bake until crispy (about 7 minutes).

Season the sauce to taste and add some red wine vinegar if it’s lacking a tang. Blend and smear over the hotdog, top with the crispy onions.

Story of a Beer

Students for the Colorado State University newspaper, Collegian, decided to share the journey of a beer starting at the hop field.  Watch this video and follow the path up to Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO where the beer was eventually brewed.

Videography and editing by Hunter Thompson
Music: Dull Days by The Finks


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Filmed by Derik Savage, Christina Reid, Adam Newell, and Joe Skibinski
Edited by Derik Savage, Christina Reid
Recorded and Mixed by Spencer Hooks

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Do you have any interesting things you do when you taste beer? Let us know in the comments below.

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Do you use different glasses for different beers, or do you have a favorite glass you like? Let us know in the comments below.