Beer Cheese Dip

Beer Cheese Dip with pretzels in a white bowl

I live in Wisconsin, the land of breweries, cheese factories and two of our favorite-est football teams: The Packers and the Badgers. So any recipe that combines beer and cheese during the football season has my attention. And what do we call such a recipe? Why, Beer Cheese Dip – as natural as a cheesehead at Lambeau Field.

Now, I love a good Brie appetizer, but I know it’s not for everyone. And probably anything made with quinoa or feta cheese will scare off a few.

Some think the ideal game time appetizer is beer and pretzels. Others say . . . cheese platter! The beauty of this dip? It combines all three!

Any beer will work – even the non-alcoholic type. As long as that bottle is open, use part of it to make something for your guests. Alternatively, you might open a brew especially for this dip. Then (under Wisconsin rules), you can drink the rest and it doesn’t count. Remember, though, no drinking and driving! Keep it safe.

Fun fact: Beer is one of the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic drinks in the world. It is also the third most popular drink overall after water and tea. Beer is brewed from cereal grains—most commonly from malted barley, though wheat, maize, and rice are also used. (Wikipedia)

Ingredients for dip

Assembly is so easy: cream cheese, shredded cheese, ranch dressing mix and beer.

Whip that beauty together into a creamy combination. It can be served immediately. But, if you give it a little time (30-45 minutes) the flavors develop more. Give that dressing mix and cream cheese a chance to know each other.

Beer cheese dip with pretzels

Now that you’ve made such a naturally delicious dip, what do you serve it with? Why – pretzels, naturally! (You could also try fresh vegetable sticks but, c’mon, pretzels are pretty darn good).

beer cheese dip, hand holding a pretzel

So, for those suspicious of “weird” ingredients, go basic with this simple Beer Cheese Dip.

Who could argue with beer, cheese and pretzels? They’re becoming as American as baseball, hot dogs and apple pie. And by the way, people in other parts of the world are a little suspicious of this beer + cheese combination. Just look at this post on the Worst American Food from every State. LOL

Beer cheese dip with pretzels
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5 from 2 votes

Beer Cheese Dip

So easy!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Sula


  • 16 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup beer
  • 1 envelope ranch dressing mix
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded


  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, beer and dressing mix until smooth. Stir in shredded cheese.
  • Serve with pretzels.


Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 42mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 418IU | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

Beer Cheese dip pin

Need more game day appetizers? Try some ranch party mix – everyone loves it! And no appetizer selection is complete without some spinach artichoke dip – a perennial favorite!


    5 thoughts on “Beer Cheese Dip

    1. 5 stars
      “Keep it safe.” Good advice, Sula! Also, any chance there’s a vegan recipe for this? I friggin LOVE beer cheese dip!

      1. You’d probably have to find vegan versions of cheese, cream cheese and beer…correct? Give it a try and see if it works!

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