Irish Beer Cheese Dip


Looking for an easy and approachable recipe to help celebrate the arrival of the spring season? This beer cheese dip recipe is just for you! Pour over a quality sausage from the Tacoma Boys deli or serve alongside your favorite pretzels. The options are endless.

Stop by your local Tacoma Boys to quickly grab all the ingredients you need for this recipe! This cheese dip makes the perfect appetizer for any small outdoor parties.

Switch up this recipe to your personal taste and use your favorite type of cheese, cream, or beer. This dip is incredibly versatile and oh-so-good.


  • Time

    30 m

  • 4-6 servings

  • Cals


  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup lager or other dark beer
  • ¾ cup half and half
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded 
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp spicy brown or stone ground mustard 
  • ¼ tsp salt, to taste


  • Make the roux.

    In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook approximately one minute, whisking constantly.
  • Beer it up!

    Slowly whisk in beer and allow mixture to warm up a bit. Slowly add half and half, whisking constantly. Sir in the garlic powder and onion powder. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until mixture has thickened, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the cheese.

    Turn the heat to low. Slowly add cheese, a handful at a time, until completely incorporated and melted, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Stir & serve!

    Stir in Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and salt. Serve warm with pretzels or sides of choice.

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