Beer Cheese Sauce

Oh me. This beer cheese sauce has lots and lots of uses, from a dip for pretzels or chips to topping hot dogs or burgers, or even over pasta. We served it warm with warmed pretzel balls and a few Tostistos Scoops. Everything disappeared in minutes! This sauce is so good you’ll be tempted to grab a straw down the whole lot in no time!

Beer Cheese SauceAdjust the heat to your tastes. I like this sauce nice and spicy. For a thicker beer cheese sauce, just let it cook a little longer.

Also try my other version of cheese sauce. It has a nice horseradish kick.

Beer Cheese Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Mike


  • 1 bottle beer
  • 2 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces cream cheese diced and softened
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 jalapeno minced (or substitute 1/2 teaspoon or more red pepper flakes)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Add the beer to a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer.
  • Combine the cheese and flour in a bowl and add to the beer along with the remaining ingredients.
  • Stir until the cheese is melted completely and is of the desired thickness.
  • Serve warm.

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