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Just like the beer cheese from your favorite pub, this easy beer cheese sauce is made in 15 minutes or less, and PERFECT for dipping or topping your favorite foods! #beer #cheese #beercheese #appetizer #party #dip #sauce #gameday #easyrecipe
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Creamy Beer Cheese Sauce

This ultra creamy sauce is made from lager beer, milk, cheddar cheese and spices and is perfect for dipping or topping your favorite foods!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beer cheese
Servings: 8 - 10 servings
Calories: 245kcal


  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup lager beer
  • 1 cup whole milk (half and half or heavy cream may be substituted)
  • 1 tsp grainy dijon mustard (or regular dijon)
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • pinch of dried parsley (optional)
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese (or your favorite cheese) (about 12 oz)


  • In a saucepan, melt butter over MED heat.  Add flour and whisk until combined.  Cook 30 seconds, while whisking occasionally.  
  • Add beer, whisking continuously as you pour, eliminating any lumps from the flour mixture.  Slowly add in milk, whisking as you pour.
  • Cook over MED heat, whisking often, for several minutes, until mixture has thickened.  Stir in mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne.  
  • Add cheese, a handful at a time, and stir until completely melted.  Serve warm.


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 467mg | Potassium: 81mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Calcium: 341mg | Iron: 0.4mg