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Beer cheese dip is the creamiest, tastiest dip out there! It goes with everything and it’s the hit at every party. It has the perfect blend of flavors that will keep you coming back for more!

Dips are the absolute best and this one is no exception! You can dip just about anything in this and it will taste amazing. Start out by dipping these crostinis, these Pretzel Rolls, or this delicious Sourdough Bread. It will taste amazing with them all!

A slice of a crostini being dipped into beer cheese dip.

Why is Beer Cheese Dip the BEST?

Beer cheese dip is creamy, cheesy, and has the most amazing taste! It is so delicious and all of the cheeses and hints of garlic and paprika make this the perfect blend of flavorings. The texture is to die for! It’s thick and will stick to anything that you dip in it. I love dipping bread, vegetables (broccoli is my favorite!), and even pretzels or chips. I especially love how versatile it is and how it goes with just about everything!

This beer cheese dip is so easy to make and it is one that everyone will go crazy over! It only takes a few minutes to whip up so it’s a great one to bring to a last-minute potluck or party. And if you really want to make it fancy then you should make these homemade pretzel rolls to dip in it! This is one of my favorite recipes and I cannot wait for you to try it! I’m sure that you will love it as much as I do!

Ingredients in Beer Cheese Dip

Most of these ingredients you will already have on hand in your kitchen! There are just a few that you may have to pick up at the store. So read this over, grab what you need, and get to cooking! Once you try it, you will know exactly what you need for next time and it will be so easy! See the recipe card below for a list of exact measurements.

  • Butter: I use unsalted butter in this recipe.
  • Flour: Mixing the butter and flour will make a roux which is what helps thicken up the dip!
  • Milk: Mix this in and whisk until it thickens. Don’t give up, it will happen!
  • Beer: Any brand of beer will work.
  • Sharp cheddar cheese: I like to make sure that my cheese is freshly grated. Freshly grateed cheese blends in better making a smooth texture.
  • Gruyere: This adds in the most amazing flavor to the dip!
  • Paprika: A sweet spice that adds to the overall flavor.
  • Garlic: I loooove whenever garlic is added into a recipe, especially a dip!
  • Dijon mustard: This gives it a bit of a zesty tang without being to “mustard” flavored.

Let’s Make Some Dip!

If you have 10 minutes to spare then you have enough time to make this beer cheese dip! It’s so simple and fast, you will want to cook it all the time!

  1. Whisk: In a medium size sauce pan over medium high heat, add the butter and melt. Then, you can add in the flour and slowly whisk in the milk. Add in the beer and whisk.
  2. Mix in the cheese: Add in the cheese and mix until cheese is melted.
  3. Add spices: Add in the paprika, garlic and dijon mustard and whisk until it is desired consistency.
6 step by step pictures on how to mix ingredients for dip.

Tips for Making Dip

There are a few things that you can do to this beer cheese dip to make it turn out perfectly! Here are a few of my suggestions that can help you out!

  • Don’t use pre-shredded cheese: Cheese that is already shredded has a coating on it to make it so that it doesn’t stick to the bag. This makes it so that the cheese doesn’t melt as easily with other ingredients! Stick to a block of cheese that you can shred yourself and the texture of this will be so much better!
  • Keep the dip warm: To keep this warm when you are serving it, try using a mini crock pot or fondue pot! Make sure just to stir it every once in a while!
  • Choosing a beer: A darker beer will have a more bitter flavor and a lighter beer will be less noticable. Either will work in this recipe!
Beer cheese dip on a platter with broccoli, pretzel rolls and a crostini.

How to Store Leftovers

If you are lucky enough to have some of this beer cheese dip leftover, then here is how you can store it and save it for later!

  • Refrigerator: Once your dip has cooled, store it in an airtight container in your fridge for up to 4 days!
  • Reheat: Take it out of your fridge and stir it WELL. Then, heat it up on your stovetop (stirring constantly) on low until it is heated through.

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Super Easy Beer Cheese Dip

5 from 6 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
Beer cheese dip is the creamiest, tastiest dip out there! It goes with everything and it's the hit at every party. It has the perfect blend of flavors that will keep you coming back for more!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 people


  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup beer of choice
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup gruyere freshly grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard


  • In a medium-size saucepan over medium-high heat, add the butter and melt. Whisk in the flour and slowly whisk in the milk. Whisk in the beer.
  • Add in the cheese and mix until cheese is melted.
  • Add in the paprika, garlic, and dijon mustard and whisk until it is desired consistency.



Calories: 174kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 9gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 201mgPotassium: 74mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 458IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 272mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. 5 stars
    Great easy recipe! Easy and delicious. I used Kerry Gold cheddar and a yugling. Used fresh grated Parmesan instead of guyere.

  2. 5 stars
    Flour you used all purpose please? And butter I imagine unsalted. Also, I’m not a fan of mustard, can I not use it please? Thanks.

  3. 5 stars
    Beer cheese is one of those things that I LOVE but never really considered making because I assumed it’d be difficult/time consuming. This recipe is so easy and so good it’s dangerous. Thank you!

  4. I may try this, but will add a bit of heat. I’m from Kentucky, and beer cheese is a big thing here—there’s even a festival and yearly contest. But it always has some heat, even those marked as “mild”. Perhaps a dash or two of cayenne…

  5. 5 stars
    My sons friend brought huge pretzels from a bakery in Philadelphia. I had a lot of cheese remnants. I used the measurements for the items and added my cheeses. Came out great!! Easy recipe!

    1. 5 stars
      Made this tonight to put on top of our burgers. I used the leftovers in a baked macaroni for tomorrow night. I love making two meals in one night 🙌🏻

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