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Homemade Beer Cheese Dip Recipe

Tired of going to the pub for grub? Then try our beer cheese dip recipe instead. It combines cheddar and Monterrey Jack cheeses with your favorite beer.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beer Cheese Dip, beer cheese dip recipe, cheese dip recipe, homemade beer cheese dip, spicy beer cheese dip
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 301kcal


  • 3 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Cups Half and Half
  • 1/2 Cup Beer (or ale)
  • 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Chipotle Paste (or powder to taste)
  • 8 Ounces Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
  • 4 Ounces Monterey Jack Cheese (shredded)
  • Salt to Taste


  • Melt butter in a large over medium-low heat.
  • Add the flour, whisk to combine, and cook mixture for 3-4 minutes.
  • Pour in the beer, mustard, garlic powder, and chipotle paste. Whisk to combine and let cook for 6-8 minutes.
  • Add the half and half and heat until the half and half begins to steam but not boil.
  • Sprinkle in cheddar and Monterrey Jack cheeses and whisk until it melts. Continue process until all cheese has melted.
  • Continue to stir and heat until the cheese dip reaches desired thickness. Add salt to tastes and serve with chips, pretzels, etc.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of one-fourth (1/4) of a cup of beer cheese dip. Additionally, the calorie count does NOT include the chips seen in the photos. Actual calories will vary.


Serving: 0.25Cup | Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 813IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 375mg | Iron: 1mg
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