If you’re attending a gathering sometime soon, chances are— you’re struggling to figure out what to bring. It needs to be delicious, big batch, and maybe a little infused. So, we’ve got just the thing for you to bring along… Infused beer cheese and chive dip. It’s cheesy, it’s delicious, and you can use any old beer that’s hanging out at the back of your fridge. So, ultimately, it’s a time-saver, and it goes perfectly with pretzels. Feel free to add, take away, or double up on ingredients. This recipe, as it stands, will serve around 8 very hungry people.

Infused Beer Cheese and Chive Dip: A Perfect Snack for Cook Outs

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of beer— choose your beer based on the flavors you’re going for. Want a light beer cheese? Go lager or ale. Want deep, heavy flavors? Go with a porter. Want a light beer that has a bite? Go IPA! For me, IPA has the best flavors.
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar
  • 1/2 cup gruyere
  • 1/2 cup gouda
  • 1/4 cup chives, chopped
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp unsalted canna-butter
  • 2 tsp worcestershire
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp coarse dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Start by making your roux: In a sauce pan over medium heat, add your butter and allow it to melt. Once it has completely melted, add your flour and whisk constantly until it combines and bubbles. Now, gradually add your beer. Slowly adding bit by bit, and continue to which until the mixture is smooth. Then add your dijon mustard. Allow it to simmer as you stir until the beer has reduced a bit, maybe 1-2 minutes.
  2. Then, reduce your heat by about half, and continue to whisk as you add your cream cheese slowly. Bit by bit, combine and allow it to combine until you’ve added all of the cream cheese. Once it’s combined and has a creamy consistency, add your gouda, cheddar, and gruyere slowly as you continue to whisk. Once well combined and not chunky— remove it from heat, and whisk in the chives.
  3. Lastly, add your worcestershire, stir and give it a taste. Add salt and pepper accordingly, and you’re all done!

Serve this beer cheese and chive dip aside some celery, pretzels, and tortilla chips for your guests choice of beer cheese delivery device. No matter their choice, this dip is sure to be a hit. So, you might even have to make more. Either way, this dip is a staple in my home and I’m sure it will soon become one in yours. We hope you enjoy!