This easy Beer Cheese Dip is smooth and creamy with a light aroma and flavor of beer. Scoop it up with chips or a soft pretzel for the perfect appetizer.
Watching the game on TV and need a little snack? You can’t go wrong with some soft pretzels and this beer cheese dip. It’s perfect for dipping and everyone loves it.
We stick with a pretty basic cheddar cheese and pilsner blend, but you can change up this dip however you like with a different cheese or beer. The combinations are endless.
Like more hop-forward flavors? Go with an IPA. Like a more mild and flavorful dip? Go with a hefeweizen. For something wildly different, add some blue cheese or stilton to the mix.
Ingredients in Beer Cheese Dip
Only things you’ll need to make this are:
- Seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic salt, and Dijon mustard)
The small number of ingredients makes it pretty likely you’ll have everything you need when you want to mix up a bowl of beer cheese dip.
As we’ve already mentioned, you can substitute most beers and cheeses, in case you don’t have a basic pilsner and cheddar on hand. Hard cheeses are the best bet for this dip, and some of the best are: gouda, gruyere, fontina, swiss, and emmental.
For beer, you can use a pale ale, IPA (adds extra bitterness and hops aroma), blonde or red ale, or even a Guinness. I prefer something light and low in IBUs, so a pilsner or a lager are what I stick with.
Pair this dip with our homemade soft pretzels and you’ve got the perfect appetizer for game day or to add to your party spread.
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- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 cup lager or light beer
- 8 oz cheddar cheese, grated medium or sharp
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, if desired
- Add butter and flour to a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk to combine as the butter melts. Add the garlic powder, mustard, salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute.
- Add beer, whisking continuously as you pour to form a smooth sauce. Cook for about 3 minutes, whisking occasionally, until slightly thickened. If it’s too thick, add a bit more beer.
- Add the cheese a little bit at a time, stirring until melted.
- Serve immediately with soft pretzels or other dippers.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 730mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 14g