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Beer Cheese Recipe

Beer Cheese Recipe
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This cheesy appetizer is super easy to whip up and will probably be enjoyed just as quickly! Starting with a roux (butter and flour mixed) to make a thick Beer Cheese that is amazing with Bavarian style pretzels.

Beer Cheese Recipe

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One of my sons favorite dips to enjoy at a local restaurant is Beer Cheese.  After he brought home leftovers for me to try I decided to come up with my own version.  This recipe is why easier to make then the title implies.  It just seems like this thick dip would be complicated to make but it is not.  Below are the ingredients you will need to whip this up at your next get together or game night.

  • butter
  • flour
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • milk
  • Dijon mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • white cheddar cheese

You are going to love this cheese dip with pretzel bites and Bavarian style pretzels.  Scroll down to get the printable recipe.

Beer Cheese Information

Did you know that dark beers like stouts and malts can produce a deep bitter flavor.  I like to stay clear of those when cooking up recipes using beer.  Use the same concept of only cooking with what you would drink like when adding wine.  I personally like to use ales (light beer) or IPA because they seem to add a smooth flavor.  A friend of mine likes to use Non-Alcoholic beer because he swears it has a more flavorful taste in recipes such as this dip.  You will have to try this and comment on my post and let me know what beer you decided to use.

This video featuring the Beer Cheese Recipe can be found on my Bren Haas Channel.

Easy Ingredients for Beer Cheese
Simple Ingredients

Homemade Beer Cheese Recipe 

Beer Cheese Recipe

Course: AppetizerCuisine: German AmericanDifficulty: Medium


Prep time


Cooking time




  • ¼ cup of real butter

  • 1/8 cup of flour

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 3/4  cup milk

  • ⅔ cup of beer

  • 3 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 2 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce

  • 3 cups of white cheddar shredded cheese


  • Melt butter, flour, onion powder, garlic powder and cayenne pepper over medium heat in a sauce pan for about 1 minute.

  • Stir in milk and beer a bit at a time, whisking until smooth after each addition. 

  • Add in mustard and Worcestershire while on medium heat.  Cook sauce until thick and bubbly stirring constantly. 

  • Reduce heat to low and add cheese stirring carefully until melted.

  • Serve warm with favorite vegetables and or pretzels.  

  • This recipe works great for get togethers including Super Bowl events because it can be served in a crock pot.
Beer Cheese Recipe

Thanks for checking out my website recipe today! 

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