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If you love simple dipping sauces that are great with a variety of things then you will fall in love with my Creamy Beer Cheese Dip. Easy, tasty and fast!

Jar filled with Creamy Beer Cheese Dip with pretzels in background

I love dips of all sorts, this Creamy Beer Cheese Dip can be either a dip or a sauce that you can use with a variety of things. Our favorite is homemade soft pretzels.

It is really easy to whip up with minimal ingredients that make the flavor of this sauce absolutely irresistible. It is one we make a lot and just can’t get enough of.

We love it all times of the year, especially for game days! It’s a great recipe to have around with multiple dipping items that people can use and we usually have it at all gatherings.

The flavors themselves play really well together and there is not one thing that overpowers the other, it is very mellow flavored and smooth so it works really well.

Some of our other favorite dip recipes that we have on our site include Bacon Ranch Chicken Dip, Greek Yogurt Dip, and 3-Ingredient Spicy Cheese Dip.

Overhead of jar of Beer Cheese Dip with beer and pretzels in background

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  • With easily available ingredients this is quick to put together.
  • You can use your favorite beer for this recipe.
  • Double this batch to have on hand to serve more people or yourself.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE BELOW):

Unsalted butter
All-purpose flour
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Cayenne
Salt
Dijon mustard
Whole milk
Beer
Sharp cheddar cheese
Gouda cheese

Ingredients needed to make Creamy Beer Cheese Dip

HOW TO MAKE CREAMY BEER CHEESE DIP:

  1. In a medium-sized saucepan over medium-low heat melt the butter. Add the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, and salt to the pan and whisk it in. 
  2. Cook for 30 seconds, whisking constantly. 
  3. Add the mustard and whisk it in. 
  4. Very slightly stream in the milk while whisking constantly to avoid any lumps. Do the same with the beer. 
  5. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly, and simmer until thickened about 3 minutes. 
  6. Take it off the heat and add in the cheddar and gouda, stir until melted. Serve immediately. 

Step by step photos on how to make Beer Cheese Dip

See how easy it is to make this Creamy Beer Cheese Dip Recipe? Super easy, and it’s so quick to come together that it is a no-brainer for a dip recipe to make.

WHAT KIND OF BEER SHOULD I USE?

For this recipe, we like to use a lager, but this will work with any beer. You do not have to go out searching for a certain beer for this. Any that you have at home will work fine.

We just choose a lager as we really like the flavor that it brings to this dip, this is what we have always used but have also tried with other beers and they work just fine.

WHAT KIND OF CHEESE SHOULD I USE?

We really like the mixture of the sharp cheddar and gouda. We also like to use freshly shredded cheese off the block as it melts better since it doesn’t have the preservatives as the bagged cheese.

You CAN use your favorite mixture of cheese but make sure that it has a strong flavor or it will get lost in the sauce mixture itself and you won’t be able to taste it.

You can use all cheddar or all gouda, but we like to mix this. If you want a stringier dip then you can use mozzarella instead of the gouda.

Spoon spooning some of the dip out of jar

HOW TO STORE:

This Beer Cheese Dip Recipe can be stored in the refrigerator covered for up to 3-4 days. To reheat you can either place it in the microwave stirring to melt the cheese or on the stove.

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • You can use any beer of your choice, I prefer a lager but use any kind you like to drink already.
  • If you do not want to use beer, substitute an equal amount of milk for a classic cheese sauce.
  • This recipe makes about 3 cups, you can halve this or double it depending on how many people you are serving.
  • You can serve this on or with any of your favorite dipping items such as pretzels, on brats, nachos, etc.
  • I highly suggest using sharp cheddar cheese here or any strong-flavored melting cheese because the flavor can otherwise get lost in the cream sauce.

Pretzel pies being dipped into Beer Cheese Dip

If you want that perfect flavorful dip recipe then you have to whip up a batch of my Creamy Beer Cheese Dip, you won’t be disappointed. 

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5 from 2 votes

Creamy Beer Cheese Dip

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
If you love simple dipping sauces that are great with a variety of things then you will fall in love with my Creamy Beer Cheese Dip. Easy, tasty and fast!
Servings 3 cups

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • In a medium-sized saucepan over medium-low heat melt the butter. Add the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, and salt to the pan and whisk it in.
  • Cook for 30 seconds, whisking constantly.
  • Add the mustard and whisk it in.
  • Very slightly stream in the milk while whisking constantly to avoid any lumps. Do the same with the beer.
  • Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly, and simmer until thickened about 3 minutes.
  • Take it off the heat and add in the cheddar and gouda, stir until melted. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. You can use any beer of your choice, I prefer a lager but use any kind you like to drink already.
  2. If you do not want to use beer, substitute an equal amount of milk for a classic cheese sauce.
  3. This recipe makes about 3 cups, you can halve this or double it depending on how many people you are serving.
  4. You can serve this on or with any of your favorite dipping items such as pretzels, on brats, nachos, etc.
  5. I highly suggest using sharp cheddar cheese here or any strong-flavored melting cheese because the flavor can otherwise get lost in the cream sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 692kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 178mg | Sodium: 977mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1423IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 929mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Appetizer, Condiment
Cuisine American

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