By Dennis Prescott
June 22, 2017
© Dennis Prescott

Beer and cheese are the absolute best of friends. Anytime they hang out, delicious things are bound to happen. This recipe is the perfect go-to, supersimple dip. All you need is your favorite beer, some high-quality cheese, a whisk and a strong desire to get your cheese game on. 

Beer Cheese Dip

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 12-ounce bottle of your favorite beer
  • 6 cups aged cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika 
  • Pretzels, to serve

Heat a 3-quart saucepan over medium-heat, and melt 2 tablespoons of butter. When melted, add the grated garlic and flour and cook, stirring constantly (2 minutes). The flour-butter mixture will be frothy and bubbling. 

While constantly whisking, slowly pour the beer into the saucepan, and bring to a boil. After the sauce has come to boil and thickened, reduce the heat to medium and, working in 1 cup batches, whisk in the cheese until melted. Sprinkle in the smoked paprika, and serve immediately. 

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