Beer Cheese Dip

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 11 reviews

Appetizers Dips and Spreads Recipes

Cook time Cook time: 10 minutes

Beer Cheese Dip is made with just a handful of easy to find ingredients and is ready in 15 minutes only! This pub staple is a hit, especially when served with soft pretzels for dipping.

This Dip is also Keto friendly with only 6 carbohydrates per serving!! Serve it with sausages, mini hot dogs or cauliflower for dipping to make a Keto meal out of it.

Cheese Dips are so easy to make and they are great for parties, game nights or when you have friends over to watch a game. We love the simplicity of putting together cheese dips and that you can easily feed a crowd with minimum effort. Among our favorites is this Spinach Artichoke Dip with pull-apart rolls, Buffalo Crack Chicken Dip and Million Dollar Dip. If you are looking for a dip that is not cheese-based, you should try our highly popular Deviled Eggs Dip!

Beer Cheese Dip

Beer Cheese Dip is one of our favorite appetizers to serve during football parties and game nights. Since it’s so easy to make, you get to spend more time with your guests, not in the kitchen. Also, the dip is Keto friendly so you can let your friends know they won’t break the carbohydrate bank by enjoying it.

We love serving this dip with a tray of crunchy veggies like celery sticks, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and obviously some soft pretzels as they are amazing dipped into the cheesy goodness. For a protein-packed appetizer, serve some sausages on the side, and you basically don’t even have to cook dinner.

What do you need to make Beer Cheese Dip?

  • Cream cheese
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Beer
  • Garlic powder
  • Ground Mustard
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper

How to make Beer Cheese Dip:

  • Place a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Next, add cubed cream cheese and melt. Add beer, slowly and stirring, until fully combined with the cream cheese.
  • After that, add garlic powder, smoked paprika, mustard powder, and stir.
  • Remove from heat and add cheese little by little, stirring continuously until all the cheese is fully melted.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour Beer Cheese Dip into a dipping bowl and serve immediately.

What is the best cheese for Beer Cheese Dip?

Choosing a good cheese is so important, as together with the beer, the cheese is the star of the show here.

  • Do NOT choose hard cheeses that are very low in moisture, like Parmesan, Emmental, Manchego, Gruyere, Pecorino Romano, etc.
  • While aged cheeses are delicious, try to stay away from the very aged ones for this recipe, they don’t melt too well.
  • Choose a cow’s milk cheese that has moderate moisture content and is intended for melting, like Cheddar, Mozzarella, Pepper Jack Cheese, White American Cheese, Asiago, Fontina, etc.
  • Preferably do NOT buy pre-shredded cheeses. Shred the cheese yourself and let it come to room temperature before melting it, otherwise, the cheese may clump.
  • Finally, NEVER add the cheese to a boiling or too hot liquid. Add the cheese slowly, in small batches and stir well until combined, into a liquid that has been slightly cooled off.

What is the best beer for Beer Cheese Dip?

You can use any beer that you like, but popular choices are bock lager, stout beer, wheat beer, and brown ales.

How to reheat Beer Cheese Dip:

Reheat the dip in the microwave or on the stovetop over low heat, stirring for the cheese to melt.


If you want to refrigerate the dip, add it to an airtight container, it is best to refrigerate it up to 3-4 days. Preferably, reheat before serving.


Freezing this dip is not recommended. Since the dip contains cream cheese, it will separate when frozen. Also, once frozen, the texture of the dip will not look as good as expected, hence best not to freeze it.

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5 from 11 reviews

Beer Cheese Dip

Beer Cheese Dip is made with just a handful of easy to find ingredients and is ready in 15 minutes only!

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 15 mins



Nutrition information

Calories: 155 Carbohydrates: 6 Protein: 13 Fat: 7 Saturated Fat: 4 Cholesterol: 27 Sodium: 531 Potassium: 142 Fiber: 0 Sugar: 2 Vitamin A: 420 Calcium: 315 Iron: 0.3
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robin rue

This is perfect for game day. We always snack on dips in our house.



That looks so good! I love a good, cheesy dip like this. The beer adds a lovely flavor to the whole thing.



Cheese dips never last long here. I haven't made one with beer before. Looks so good.



Ok, since we're "donating" some beer to the cause, that cause being a great dip, it's ok! I think this will be great for the playoff games coming up.


Kerrie Mendoza

This is a delicious looking dip! Great for game days and family get togethers.


Bill Sweeney

You had me at beer and cheese! This is a great dip idea, just in time for the football playoffs.



This will be a hit at our friend's super bowl party this year! Thank you for sharing!



We have a local brewery that makes beer cheese, and I have always wanted to try it myself. Now I know how - thanks for reminding me how much I love it! Pinned!



That dip looks amazing! I'm going to save this recipe so I can make it later. I think my family will really love this.


Dorothy at Shockinglydelish

Woohoo! Love that I can dip veggies into that goodness and keep my carbs low!


Dawn Nieves

Oh my yum!! This looks so delicious I cannot wait to try it! Perfect for parties too! 


Melanie Bauer

This is absolutely awesome! Our family will surely love this, so excited to try this!


Chrissie Baker

Thank you for sharing this recipe! I made pretzels to eat with the dip. So yummy! I will definitely be making this again.



This is so perfect for game day! Definitely making it this weekend!



Perfect dip for game day! This dip looks absolutely fantastic



This is a great dip! I have to add it to my football party menu!


Shannon Blackstone

Great recipe. PUT THE RECIPE AT THE TOP. Tips and hints can go below. If you need a diary, try a social media site.


Aweee thank you for the suggestion, you are so nice. Do you consider Recipe Tips stuff that goes into a personal diary? I thought its something related to the recipe that can help my readers.



This was SOOO good. And Super easy. It was a bit thick, so I added beer until it was the correct consistency for me. I used corona and Colby jack cheese. Will for sure make again!


so happy that you liked it



How many calories per serving?


155 calories per serving


Beth reece

What kind of beer is best to use for this recipe?


As stated in the post, feel free to use any kind you like. Some popular choices are bock lager, stout beer, wheat beer, and brown ales.


Rhonda Kittilstad

Looks awesome! Could I keep it warm in a small crockpot on warm without it getting lumpy or grainy?


yes, but on very very low heat if possible.


Joyce Race

How long can this be refrigerated.


it will harden in the fridge so you will need to reheat it before serving. But it can stay in the fridge in an airtight container for 2-3 days.



Thank you for having a “jump to the recipe” button. I do like to read tips and suggestions, and then once I’m cooking, I like to be able to access the recipe quickly, without having to scroll past a lot of prose. The recipe looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it with some homemade pretzels and maybe some veggies. Thank you for sharing it!


Amanda Stattelman

Can you make this with regular mustard instead of mustard powder? Would I have to omit something elsewhere to account for the liquid?


You can use regular mustard


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