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Beer Cheese Dip

Beer Cheese Dip

This beer cheese dip is perfect for football parties! Serve it in your slow cooker or fondue pot to keep it bubbling hot. Pretzels, some bread chunks, apple slices, chips and carrots are the perfect dippers for this appetizer.

piece of bread being dipped into beer cheese dip

I got a craving the other day for beer cheese dip. I don’t know where it came from – just all of a sudden, all I wanted was beer, cheese and things to dip into their glorious union.

So I made it. And loved it. More beer cheese dip please.

beer cheese dip in a grey bowl on a white and blue napkin

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Hot Beer Cheese Dip

If you’re looking for party food, this hot beer cheese dip recipe is just what you’re looking for. I like to make it in a small pot and then transfer it to a waiting small slow cooker or fondue pot to keep it bubbling hot.

You could use many different types of beer but for this version, I either go with a pilsner or a light lager. I want the taste of beer to be there, but I don’t want it to overpower the cheese.

overhead photo of beer cheese dip

What Cheese Should I Use?

I use a combination of cream cheese, mild cheddar cheese, and sharp cheddar cheese. You could substitute any of your favorite cheeses!

Add to that some minced garlic and shallot and you will have a delicious party appetizer!

What To Serve With Beer Cheese Dip

There are so many ways to eat your cheese dip. These are my favorites:

  • pretzels
  • fresh baguette chunks
  • bagel chips
  • crackers
  • bread sticks
  • apple slices
  • tortilla chips
  • vegetables – carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower

Whatever you decide to use, your guests are going to be asking for this recipe and asking for seconds.

green apple being dipped into beer cheese dip

piece of bread being dipped into beer cheese dip

Beer Cheese Dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This hot beer cheese dip is perfect for football parties! Serve it in your slow cooker or fondue pot to keep it bubbling hot. Some bread chunks, apple slices, chips and carrots are the perfect dippers for this dip.


  • 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
  • 12 ounces beer (lager or pilsner)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese

To Garnish

  • Green Onion
  • Shredded Cheese


  1. In a medium pot, heat the extra virgin olive oil over medium heat. When hot, add the shallot and garlic and cooking for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the beer and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium low and slowly add the cream cheese. Stir constantly until the cream cheese has melted.
  3. Then slowly add the sharp and mild cheddar cheese, stirring until melted. Serve immediately or keep warm in a slow cooker.


To keep this dip warm, transfer cooked dip to a small slow cooker or a fondue pot. Serve with bread chunks, apple slices, chips or carrots.

You can substitute the minced shallot with diced onion and a pinch of garlic powder.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 395Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 544mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 19g

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Tuesday 16th of June 2020

How many cups does this deliciousness make?

Sherry Wanderlich

Friday 15th of March 2019

I just made this for a get together and it was so easy to make! I unfortunately didn't have shallots so I substituted minced dry onions in its place. I am happy to say that I loved it! I will be using this again for sure!


Tuesday 5th of February 2019

Do you think this would be ok to make ahead and then re-melt to serve?


Wednesday 6th of February 2019

Hi Samantha, I have served and reheated the leftovers so I don't see why you couldn't make this ahead.


Monday 31st of December 2018

Would it still be good if I left out the shallots? My husband hates onions.


Friday 14th of September 2018

Is the nutritional information correct?????! Holy CRAP if it is!!!!!!!


Friday 14th of September 2018

Hi Becky, no the nutritional information is not correct. It is automatically calculated by an app and then I have to manually calculate and fix it. I am working my way through all of the recipes slowly. That is the calorie count for the entire recipe, not serving.

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