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Our Cheesy Beer Pretzel Dip has four kinds of melty cheese and dark ale combined into a zesty, flavorful dip that’s perfect with pretzels.

Cheesy Beer Pretzel Dip

Fair warning: After one taste of our warm, Cheesy Beer Pretzel Dip – you won’t want to stop eating it!

There’s something about the taste of a crunchy, salty pretzel, dipped in a rich, creamy, zesty cheese and beer dip that will have your taste buds craving more.

And better yet, this dip is so easy, you can make it in just minutes for your next holiday or game day party.


Cheesy Beer Pretzel Dip

How do you make Cheesy Beer Pretzel Dip?

You’ll start by simmering a strong, dark ale (we used Guinness Stout) in a saucepan on the stove.

Next, stir in a package of softened cream cheese – and whisk into the beer until fully melted and combined.

Finally, add shredded jack and sharp white cheddar cheeses, plus garlic herb Boursin cheese, a teaspoon of your favorite hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce and dry mustard powder. Whisk again to combine – and you’re ready to serve!


Cheesy Beer Pretzel Dip

How do I serve Cheesy Beer Pretzel Dip?

You can simply pour your Cheesy Beer Pretzel Dip into a bowl and serve it alongside pretzel sticks. It will thicken a bit as it cools – and will still be delicious.

Or – if you have a mini slow cooker, you can use that to keep your Cheesy Beer Pretzel Dip warm throughout your party.

And of course, you can also serve this dip with chips, crackers, or veggies – or anything that is dip-able!

Can I make this Cheesy Beer Pretzel Dip ahead of time?

Yes! If you are serving it in a slow cooker, you can simply reheat the dip right in that on low heat (stirring occasionally). Or microwave on low heat, stirring frequently, until the dip is heated through.


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Cheesy Beer Pretzel Dip

Cheesy Beer Pretzel Dip

  • Author: A Family Feast
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Category: appetizer, dip
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


1 cup Guinness Stout (or other strong flavored dark ale)

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

8 ounces jack cheese, shredded

8 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded

1 5.2-ounce package Boursin cheese (garlic herb), or make our homemade version

1 teaspoon Cholula hot sauce, or your favorite brand

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

½ teaspoon dry mustard powder (we recommend Colman’s)

Pretzel sticks, for dipping


Heat beer in a medium sauce pan over medium high heat. Once it starts to boil, lower to medium and whisk in the cream cheese.

After the cream cheese is melted in, add the jack cheese, cheddar cheese, Boursin cheese, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce and dry mustard and whisk until smooth.

Pour into a serving bowl and serve with the pretzel sticks.

This dip can be made ahead and reheated. It can also be served hot in a small slow cooker.

Keywords: cheese beer dip

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  • Linda R wrote:

    We served your recipe for Cheesy Beer Pretzel Dip at a family party and it was loved by everyone. Hardly any was left.
    I’m making your creamy horseradish for
    our beef tenderloin for Christmas Eve. It’s now a tradition.
    Looking forward to see what you and Jack come up with in coming year.
    Wishing your family a Blessed Christmas

    • Martha wrote:

      Merry Christmas to you to Linda! Hope you have a wonderful holiday and new year with your family.

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