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The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Guide to Beer Cheese Soup

The top of a wine barrel displaying two different cheeses and a glass of dark stout beer and a med lager.-the main ingredients in beer cheese soup

Craft Your Comfort: How to Make the Perfect Beer Cheese Soup at Home

Hey there, food enthusiasts and beer aficionados! I’ve stumbled upon an incredible Beer Cheese Soup recipe on Allrecipes that’s bound to be a culinary delight. This recipe isn’t just any ordinary dish; it’s a mouthwatering fusion that marries the luxurious, creamy essence of cheese with the distinct, intricate tastes of beer.

Imagine this – each spoonful is like a festival of flavors dancing in your mouth. It’s my go-to dish for those moments when I crave comfort or need a culinary lift. And let me tell you, selecting the right beer for this soup is as important as choosing the perfect blend of spices. It’s all about creating a harmonious balance that highlights the cheese and brings the whole dish to life.

So, whether you’re a die-hard beer enthusiast or just someone who loves a hearty, satisfying soup, you’re going to fall head over heels for this Beer Cheese Soup. It’s the epitome of comfort food – like a warm, cozy blanket on a chilly day, but in a bowl.

Decadent Beer Cheese Soup Recipe

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 1 hr


  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped/and or popcorn (optional)
  • 1 ½ cups diced carrots
  • 1 ½ cups diced yellow onion
  • 1 ½ cups diced celery
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic (about 6 cloves)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle pilsner-style beer
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups whole milk or half-and-half
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 12 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (about 3 cups)


  1. Cook the bacon until crisp. Then sauté carrots, onion, and celery in drippings. Add garlic, salt, pepper, and cayenne.
  2. Melt in butter and whisk in flour.
  3. Then stir in beer and broth, and lastly, add the milk. Simmer to desired consistency.
  4. Blend in Dijon, Worcestershire, dry mustard, and hot sauce.
  5. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese until smooth. Serve with popcorn and/or bacon garnish. (the recipe calls for the optional popcorn-I only used bacon when I made it)

Selecting the Perfect Beer when Cooking

🍺 Lager or Pilsner: Ideal for this soup, adding a light, crisp flavor.

🍺 Ale or Pale Ale: Great for heartier dishes with a balance of bitterness and malt.

🍺 Porter or Stout: For deep, complex flavors in robust dishes.

🍺 Wheat Beer: With citrus and spicy notes for lighter fare.

🍺 Belgian Ales: Bringing fruit and spice undertones.

🍺 Sour Beers: A unique twist for adventurous palates.

From Simple Brew to Culinary Wow: Mastering Beer Cheese Soup

There you have it – a recipe and guide to make your Beer Cheese Soup journey unforgettable. Dive in and savor this bowl of pure, tasty comfort. It’s more than just soup; it’s an experience that showcases how beer can transform from a simple beverage to a standout ingredient in your kitchen.

Each ingredient in this soup plays a vital role, with beer being the star that brings everything together. Magic happens when you pair the right ingredients together.

So, let’s get that pot simmering and fill our kitchens with the amazing aromas of this soup.

Trust me, one spoonful, and you’ll understand why this Beer Cheese Soup is more than just a meal – it’s a bowl of flavor and comfort. Perfect for any day or any mood.

Here’s to good food, great beer, and the joy of cooking something truly special. Cheers, and enjoy!

Please visit Allrecipes for more great soup recipes, and be sure to check out our story on the 8th Annual Summit Brew Path running through November 2024.

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