Food Network Kitchen’s Beer Cheese Dip, as seen on Food Network.

Beer Cheese Dip

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: about 2 cups of beer cheese dip
Legend has it that the original beer cheese (a cold spreadable version) was born as a bar snack in Winchester, KY, in the 1930s. A warm version, served as a dip, later made its way into local haunts.



  1. Bring the lager, mustard powder and Worcestershire sauce to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, then reduce the heat to low. Add the cream cheese and cook, whisking, until melted and smooth. Gradually add handfuls of the cheeses, whisking to melt between each addition; do not let the mixture boil. Cook, whisking, until completely smooth, then add the cayenne and garlic powder and season with salt to taste. Serve warm or at room temperature; the sauce will thicken as it cools.