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Cheesy Bastard (Easy Beer-Cheese Dip)

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Easy Spicy Beer Cheese Dip

We all know a ‘Cheesy Bastard’…but this one will warm your heart…

Spice up your party with a spicy Beer Cheese Dip.  This Pepper Jack cheese and White Sharp Cheddar makes this dip and brings the zing.  This is a fast cheese dip, and perfect for your next event, or game day sports party.

What is Beer Cheese made of?

Beer cheese dip starts with a Roux, and then a sharp cheddar cheese, beer or ale, garlic, and spices are whisked together and simmered until the cheese is melted.  It is served hot and delicious with crackers or soft pretzels.

What is a Roux?

A roux is a mixture of equal parts flour and fat, cooked together over low to medium heat, to create a uniform thickening agent that’s deployed in sauces.  A roux makes our beer cheese dip recipe the one that you’ll love.  It’s thick and delicious.

What Kind of Beer makes the best Beer Cheese?

  • Darker Beers like stouts, and malts will produce deep and bitter flavor.
  • Lighter Beers like ales and IPA’s will give a lighter kind of flavor
  • Non-Alcoholic beers can also be used

Serve this Easy Beer cheese recipe with  Teenie Weenies(Our Pancetta Pigs in a Blanket), Love Bites(our homemade pretzels), and our Creamy Dijon mustard sauce.

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Cheesy Bastard

Easy Beer Cheese Dip-Spicy
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beer Cheese Dip, cheese dip, Easy Cheese Dip
Yield: 24
Author: C. Ian Butts


  • ¼ Cup Butter
  • ¼ Cup Flour
  • ½ tsp Onion Powder
  • ¾ tsp Minced Garlic
  • ¼ tsp Chipotle pepper Seasoning
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • ¾ Cup Beer or Lager
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Cups Pepper Jack cheese Shredded
  • 1 Cup Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 tsp Chopped fresh parsley


Make your Roux

  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat
  • Add flour, onion, and garlic, and Chipotle pepper seasoning
  • Stir and cook for 1 minute

Finish your Cheese Dip

  • Slowly stir in milk, and then beer, continually whisking until smooth
  • Add Worcestershire
  • Continue whisking until thick and bubbly
  • Reduce heat to low, and add cheeses
  • Stir until melted and smooth
  • Serve in a bowl or small crock pot
  • Garnish with chopped Parsley


Don’t be a ‘Lager-head’… Beer Cheese sauce does not freeze well

Our creamy Beer Cheese should be refrigerated until ready to use.  It can be reheated and enjoyed again the next day.

Crock pot Cheese dip – Small crock pots are excellent for a warm dip like Cheesy Bastard. Excellent as a fondue.

Our Beer Cheese Dip is fabulous, but also try our Homemade Beer cheese on sandwiches, with crackers, or fruit and vegetables

Create an interesting Pretzel Charcuterie Board with Cheesy Bastard, (Spicy Beer Cheese) Love Bites (Pretzel Bites), Teenie Weenies(Bougie Pigs in a banket), our Creamy Mustard Dip, and your favorite crackers, apples, pears, sugar snap peas, blanched green beans, Yellow and Red Pepper, Celery and Carrot sticks- Let your freak flag fly!

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