Bread Bacon and Beer Soup
Fry bacon until crisp, remove and reserve. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, sweat the onion, butter, and thyme leaves until tender, about 8 minutes. Add beer, stock, and bread. Simmer 10 minutes. Puree with an immersion blender. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with cheese, bacon and fresh thyme sprigs.
Recipe courtesy Dave Lieberman