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A spoon of beer cheese dip over a pan.

Beer Cheese Dip

Author Christi Johnstone
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Beer Cheese Dip is smooth, creamy, cheesy and packed full of flavor. While it pairs perfectly with soft pretzels, this easy beer and cheese dip is also great with fresh bread, crackers, veggies & fruit.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 8 servings


  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup beer of your choice
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese, grated other cheeses can also be used


  • In a medium to large size sauce pan, melt butter, then add in flour and whisk together for approximately 30 seconds to fully combine. Next, gradually whisk in milk. Whisk constantly to help break down any lumps and get a smooth base.
  • Once that is smooth, whisk in the beer, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt, and paprika. Allow this to bubble for 3 minutes. Finally, whisk in the cheese and serve hot.


Grate your own cheese! This is so important for this recipe. While pre-grated cheese is undeniably convenient, it is typically coated in some sort of anti-caking agent. That caking agent works against you when trying to melt your cheese into a creamy sauce or dip.
Once removed from heat, cheese sauces tend to start to thicken up pretty quickly. It is ideal to serve this immediately after making it.


Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 450mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 576IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 331mg | Iron: 1mg