Beer Cheese Dip

This week, check out delicious local cheese and beer pairings put together by our very own gourmet cheese experts! Delicious and oh-so-cheesy, beer cheese is the cheesy sensation sweeping the nation. Use your favorite beer to make a velvety, creamy dip perfect for a cozy evening at home or a luxurious snack with a couple close friends.

  • Serves: 2 cups
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 3/4 c. Milk
  • 2 tbsp. Butter
  • 3 tbsp. Flour
  • 1/2 c. Beer
  • 3 c. Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
  • Potato Chips or Pretzels (for dipping)


  1. Heat a large saucepan on on medium heat, then melt butter. Stir in flour, whisking constantly to prevent burning, until flour is cooked. Remove roux from heat and pour in milk and beer.

  2. Return saucepan to medium heat and stir in dijon and garlic powder. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until sauce begins to thicken. Reduce heat to low and slowly stir in cheese, one handful at a time. When cheese is fully incorporated, season to taste with salt and pepper.

  3. Serve hot with potato chips or pretzels.

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