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Guinness Beer Cheese Dip

Pretzel be dipping into a bowl of beer cheese dip

Pair this cheesy beer dip with soft pretzels and a sausage board for the best cold weather appetizer.

Thank you for the recipe, @aflavorjournal.

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  • 1

    Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook, whisking occasionally, for two minutes.

  • 2

    Slowly pour in milk, whisking constantly as it is added to the saucepan. The mixture should be slightly thick at this point.

  • 3

    Slowly whisk in the beer, then turn the heat beneath the saucepan to medium-high to bring the liquids to a high simmer. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the liquids are slightly thickened.

    Note: We love Guinness stout beer because it has a lighter body than typical craft-brewed stout beers. Feel free to play around with different beers to find your favorite for this dip!

  • 4

    Turn the heat beneath the saucepan down to low, and stir in the Worcestershire, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, and hot sauce. Cook for two minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • 5

    Stir in the shredded cheeses, one handful at a time until completely mixed in. Taste the dip and season with more salt or hot sauce if desired.

  • 6

    Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the sour cream. If the dip seems too thick, stir in a splash or two of milk until it’s the consistency you prefer.

  • 7

    Transfer the beer cheese dip to a bowl and garnish with chopped chives (or green onions). Serve hot with soft pretzels or your favorite crunchy dipping vessels!

  • 8

    To reheat leftover dip, heat in a small, non-stick saucepan over low heat. Stir frequently and cook for a few minutes until warmed through. Add a splash or two of milk to thin it out if necessary.