beer cheese dip

Beer Cheese Dip


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup beer (such as a lager or ale)
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: chopped green onions, crispy bacon bits


  1. Melt Butter and Make Roux:
    • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
    • Once melted, whisk in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly, to make a roux.
  2. Add Beer:
    • Gradually pour in the beer, whisking constantly to combine with the roux.
    • Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture begins to thicken, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add Cheese:
    • Gradually add the shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese to the beer mixture, stirring until the cheese is melted and the dip is smooth and creamy.
  4. Season:
    • Stir in the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper to taste. Adjust seasoning if needed.
  5. Serve:
    • Transfer the beer cheese dip to a serving bowl or a fondue pot to keep warm.
    • Garnish with chopped green onions or crispy bacon bits if desired.
  6. Enjoy:
    • Serve the beer cheese dip warm with your favorite dippers, such as pretzels, tortilla chips, crusty bread, or fresh vegetables.

This beer cheese dip is rich, creamy, and packed with flavor. It’s perfect for parties, game day gatherings, or anytime you’re craving a tasty snack to enjoy with your favorite beer. Enjoy!

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