Beer Cheese Dip

by | Jan 27, 2016 | All, Appetizers

Who can say no to this bowl of cheesy goodness? This easy Beer Cheese Dip is one of my favorite winter recipes!

Who can say no to this cheesy goodness? The Beer Cheese Dip recipe is one of my favorites!

What goes better with soft pretzel bites than cheese? Especially a warm Beer Cheese Dip. The two go hand in hand, don’t they? Kind of like chips and dip; where you see one, you see the other. And there’s good reason for that – it is a fabulous combination! The warm, soft, salty pretzel dipped in the tangy, beer cheese dip with a hint of heat…music to my tastebuds.

This beer cheese dip took several tries to get it right. I had something specific in mind I wanted to create: a creamy cheese dip with a little zip . But I wanted a dip that didn’t get gloppy as it cooled and one that could be reheated. And I didn’t want to use Velveeta.

The key to meeting all these requirements? Cream cheese. Melt a little in at the end, and it keeps the creamy texture of the dip, even as it cools. It’s a family-friendly level of heat, but feel free to be as liberal with the jalapenos as you like. I served mine with roasted jalapenos on the side. A tasty combo, especially for those who like heat.

I can think of a handful of ways to use this dip. Serve it with veggies, pretzel bites, or as a sauce for chicken. We make juicy lucy burgers all the time in the summer.

Can’t wait to try this inside one of those.


Who can no to this bowl of cheesy goodness? This Beer Cheese Dip recipe is one of my favorites!

Beer Cheese Dip recipe in a small silver cast iron pan with blue tortilla chips for dipping.

Yield: 6-8

Beer Cheese Dip

Beer Cheese Dip

A warm, creamy cheese dip with a little heat from jalapeno and pepper jack cheese

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle beer, divided
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 jalapeño, seeded and diced


  1. Mix flour, salt and pepper with grated cheeses in a small bowl.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat 10 ounces of the beer until boiling. Add grated cheese by the handful and stir each one until fully melted before adding more cheese. Once all grated cheese is melted, stir in cream cheese, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and jalapeño. Stir until combined and cheese is melted. If sauce is too thick, add the rest of the beer to get to desired consistency.
  3. Serve warm with pretzels or vegetables.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 367Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 676mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 19g

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    So… can I just use my face to dip into this beer dip instead?? 😉 This looks so unbelievably yummy!

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      Thanks, Stephanie! There is something about beer cheese dip,isn’t there? So glad you found our site!

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        what about use of garlic?

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          Garlic could be a great addition – let me know how it turns out!

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    This was great until I added the Dijon mustard and Worcestershire. Now all it tastes like is the mustard, and I even like Dijon mustard. I only added half the dijon mustard as well. If you are making I would add it gradually to taste. I personally would make it again but leave out those two ingredients. Was sad this did not turn out.

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      Hi Kristine, I’m sorry that this didn’t work out for you, but am happy you found a way to make it work for your tastes! Thanks for the note!

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    Would this do well in a crockpot?

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      Annie, it will work in a crock pot. Just keep it on low and stir it frequently! Thanks for stopping by!

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    Finally had a chance to make this, and I tested the taste before adding the dijon. The dijon just adds that little bit of depth needed to bring out the other flavors. Im not a big fan of cheese dips, but this is fantastic! And I hate watching my husband and his family eat the cheap jar stuff. Hoping they like this better as we watch IA v IA St tonight:)

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    What type of beer do you recommend?

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      I would recommend using one that you like to drink. I use a darker beer in mine because that is the flavor I like, but any will do. Let me know how it turns out!

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    Could this be soup? Would love a recipe for beer cheese soup and may need to work with this as a starter.

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    made this for the Super Bowl and it was a huge hit! Cooked on stove, then transferred to a crockpot. Thank you for the great recipe!

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      So glad you enjoyed it, Janel!

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    How much does this recipe make? Having a party for 20 or more was think if I should double the recipe

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      Hi Brandy,
      One recipe serves 6-8 so I think you are spot on to double it for 20! Good luck!


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