Beer Cheddar Cheese Dip
This beer cheddar cheese dip will be the star of the party with its smoky beer cheesy dip flavor. It’s easy to make, creamy, and perfect for any party or game night.
Beer Cheddar Cheese Dip
I love a good cheddar dip for pretzels. This cheddar beer dip is no exception. It has a strong cheddar taste with a zesty beer flavor with a touch of smokiness from the smoked paprika.
It’s creamy and thick and perfect for dipping pretzel bites into. If you need a dip to serve on Super Bowl Sunday, this is the ultimate dip to make!
It’s an easy beer cheese dip to make. It’s just like making a cheese sauce but this one is for dipping pretzels into. It’s a great dip for adding to a game day charcuterie board.
You can change the taste of the dip by using different types of beers. An amber lager will give the dip a light beer taste, whereas a dark amber will give it a strong dominating beer taste.
I know you’ll love this beer dip and I hope it becomes a staple at your game nights.
Beer Cheddar Cheese Dip Ingredients
You only need a few ingredients to make beer cheese pretzel dip like beer, cheese, seasoning, some milk, and flour to thicken it.
- unsalted butter
- all-purpose flour
- garlic powder
- smoked paprika
- Worcestershire sauce
- whole milk
- seriously sharp cheddar cheese (I always use Cabot cheddar)
How to Make Beer Cheddar Cheese Dip
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add all-purpose flour, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and Worcestershire sauce and whisk until the flour is thoroughly combined.
While constantly whisking, slowly pour in beer and milk.
Bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking often. Continue to cook, often whisking, until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon for about 5 minutes.
Reduce the heat to low. Add the grated cheese a handful at a time, whisking between each addition, until the cheese is fully melted before adding more.
How to Store Beer Cheddar Cheese Dip
Store beer cheese dip in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 5 days.
How to Reheat Beer Cheddar Cheese Dip
Reheat in a saucepan on low heat, stirring often until warmed through. Add some extra milk if the sauce is too thick.
Best Beer for Beer Cheese Dip
Draftmag says Montauk Wave Chaser IPA is the best beer for making beer cheese dip. It has a semi-bitter flavor that goes well with cheddar cheese. Brew Publik suggests using amber lagers because they typically taste lighter and will not dominate your cheese dip the way a dark lager would.
Does Beer Cheese Dip have Alcohol?
Yes, beer cheese dip has alcohol. This dip is not brought to a full boil, so the alcohol is not burned away. I would recommend children and those avoiding alcohol not indulge in this dip. You can use non-alcoholic beer to make this dip if you wanted to keep it alcohol-free.
What goes with Beer Cheese Dip?
Pretzels are the best thing to serve with cheesy beer dip. Pretzels of any size like pretzel bites, mini pretzels, and even large pretzels. The next best thing to serve is tortilla chips.
More Snack Recipes
All of these snacks would be great to serve at parties and game nights.
- Homemade Queso Dip
- Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Spinach Artichoke Dip Bites
- Buffalo Chicken Dip Bites
- Shredded BBQ Chicken Nachos
What do you think of this amazing pretzel beer cheese dip? What would you serve with this dip? Let me know in the comment section below.
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Happy snacking, friends!
Beer Cheddar Cheese Dip Recipe
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup beer
- ¾ cup whole milk
- 10 ounces seriously sharp cheddar cheese (about 2 1/2 cups), grated (do not use pre-shredded cheese)
- Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add all-purpose
flour, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and Worcestershire sauce and whisk until
the flour is thoroughly combined.
- While constantly whisking, slowly pour in beer and milk. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking often. Continue to cook, often whisking, until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon for about 5 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to low. Add the grated cheese a handful at a time, whisking between each addition, until the cheese is fully melted before adding more. Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 253mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 7g