Beer Cheese


5 minutes prep15 minutes cook


  • Sauce pan
  • Whisk


  • 12 oz neutral beer (Stella, not Bud Light)
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of cheese
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp each mustard, garlic powder, paprika
  • To taste: salt, cayenne or pickled jalapeño juice


  1. In sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter.
  2. After butter is melted, slowly whisk in the flour. Once combined, let cook about 1 minute.
  3. Slowly whisk in the half-and-half creating a loose roux, whisking away any clumps. Cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Slowly incorporate the cheese, one handful at a time. Don’t add more cheese until the cheese in the pan is fully melted.
  5. Once all cheese is melted, dump in the cream of cheese and give it a whirl.
  6. Add in the seasonings. Let simmer about 10 minutes, stirring ocassionally.
  7. Serve with soft pretzels, a spoon, or the dread of facing another month in quarantine.

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