Easy Beer Cheese Dip

The season of game days and tailgating are here, my friends! Now, I am not really a football fan as you all know by now. However, I am a huge fan of the food that goes along with it. I LOVE game days spreads with lots of dips, burgers, hot dogs, you name it. So with that in mind, I made this wonderful and easy beer cheese dip for Marc and I to snack on. It came together really quickly and had so much flavor!

The theme of this dip was definitely smokey flavor. Perfect for snacking! I used lots of melty, gorgeous smoked gouda that I grated on my box grater.
I carried that smokiness into the roux base of the dip with cumin, paprika and garlic powder. It took about 2-3 minutes for the roux to thicken and become golden brown.
Once I whisked in my beer and cheese, I had a silky and luscious dip on my hands! From prep to finish it only took 20 minutes.

I served the easy beer cheese dip with soft pretzel bites for a fun snack with Marc and it was pure heaven! He absolutely loves food like this so he was a happy camper too. It really works for so many occasions, and I hope you all enjoy it! xo

Easy Beer Cheese Dip
Easy Beer Cheese Dip
4.22 from 23 votes
Easy Beer Cheese Dip
Easy Beer Cheese Dip
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Whether it's game day, a party or just plain old snacking, this easy beer cheese dip is so hot, satisfying and flavorful for the table. Perfect for sharing!

Course: Snack
Keyword: Beer Cheese Dip, Dips
Servings: 8
Calories: 172 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 cup beer
  • 8 ounces smoked gouda cheese freshly grated
  1. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium high heat and let it melt. Add in the flour, garlic powder, paprika, and cumin and whisk it into the flour until it thickens into a golden roux for about 2-3 minutes. Keep whisking while you slowly pour in the beer and let the beer cook off and thicken for another couple of minutes. Then whisk in the cheese until it is completely melted in, shiny and smooth. Take the pan off the heat and serve immediately with crusty bread, soft pretzels, even apple slices! 

Nutrition Facts
Easy Beer Cheese Dip
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 124
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.8g21%
Saturated Fat 9.7g61%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 322mg14%
Potassium 17mg0%
Carbohydrates 3.8g1%
Protein 7.5g15%
Calcium 160mg16%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Easy Beer Cheese Dip
Easy Beer Cheese Dip

12 thoughts on “Easy Beer Cheese Dip”

  1. Well I know what I am making for my son over the long weekend! Your photos are great and make me wish I had my own pretzels and bread to dip in it right now! Pinned

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