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A golden brown soft pretzel being dipped in cheese

Beer Cheese Dip

5 from 5 votes
This beer cheese dip is creamy with three different kinds of cheese and a subtle amount of heat - ready in 20 minutes! The perfect partner to a homemade soft pretzel.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 (4 cups)


  • 12 ounces of your favorite beer
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 ounces white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika, or more, to taste
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • teaspoon ground white pepper
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a medium saucepan, combine cream cheese and beer and whisk over medium heat until melted and combined.
  • Add cheddar cheese, Gruyere cheese, mustard, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, and white pepper. Whisk over low-medium heat until completely melted and smooth.
  • Do a quick taste test, and add salt and pepper to suit your preferences. If you'd like more heat or spice, try adding more cayenne pepper or some chili powder!
  • If it's not thick enough for your liking, let simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Transfer to serving dish and serve immediately with your favorite dippers - pretzels, chips, bread, etc. Enjoy!


  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  • Reheat on the stove over low heat, stirring occasionally until heated through.
  • This recipe produces about 4 cups of cheese dip, so if you'd like less just divide the recipe in half! 


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 479IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 261mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dip
Cuisine American
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