Beer Cheese Dip Recipe

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Beer Cheese Dip is a 5 minute recipe with just 4 ingredients. Creamy and zesty with a light beer flavor, it’s a perfect pub-style cheese dip for a party!

We love eating cheesy dips while watching Sunday Football. Especially served with other game day favorites like Taco Snack Mix, Meatball Sliders and (what else?) an ice cold summer shandy.

Cheese dip in a white bowl surrounded by pretzel twists for dipping.

Why I love Beer Cheese

I have rarely met a creamy dip I didn’t like. If there’s dip at a party, whether it’s classic artichoke dip or jalapeno spinach queso, I’m there.

Today’s Beer Cheese Dip recipe is truly extraordinary. For a few reasons.

  • It’s served COLD – No cooking or heating necessary.
  • Quick and easy – It’s ready in 5 minutes.
  • Made with real beer – The mild hoppy taste is distinct yet not overpowering.
  • Zesty ranch flavor – Pairs perfectly with the beer and cheese.
  • Great game day snack – Serve it with all kinds of dippers and watch it disappear.

This dip is the kind of appetizer you can whip up at the last minute and no one will know you didn’t put a ton of time and effort in!

One more thing: this dip is difficult to stop eating once you start. Every bite makes you want another. And another. And before you know it, you’re looking at an empty bowl, feeling full of dip before you take even one bite of dinner.

Beer Cheese Dip is THAT good. Love cheesy dips? Be sure to try our pimento cheese dip next!

Only 4 Ingredients

Ingredients needed to make beer cheese dip.

You only need 4 ingredients for this dip recipe.

  • Beer – We use Heineken for a light beer taste. If you want a more robust beer flavor, use a hoppy IPA or dark beer.
  • Cream cheese – Provides the creamy base for the dip.
  • Ranch dressing mix – You can use a store bought mix or a homemade ranch mix.
  • Cheddar cheese – Use freshly shredded cheese instead of store bought shreds for best cheesy flavor!

You blend the beer with cream cheese and ranch dressing, then fold in the cheese. When I said it was easy to make beer cheese dip, I wasn’t kidding!

We love to sprinkle a few fresh scallions on top of the finished dip before serving, but it’s entirely optional.

Beer cheese dip in a mixing bowl.

Serving Suggestions

Holidays are for green bean casserole and sweet potato casserole. But don’t forget the appetizers and dips.

  • Beer Cheese Dip tastes great with all kinds of dippers. Pretzels are an obvious choice for us. What’s better than a combo of cheese, pretzels and beer?
  • You’ll love this dip with soft pretzels, homemade bagel chips, pretzel twists, pretzel rods, you name it.
  • Crackers and fresh veggies are two more delicious options. Crisp celery and carrot sticks are a great balance for the rich, creamy dip.

Make sure to serve the beer cheese dip cold. If you won’t be eating it right away, store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to enjoy it. We actually found that the flavors were even better after a couple of hours in the refrigerator!

Beer cheese dip served on a white plate with pretzels and a beer.

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Beer Cheese Dip Recipe

4.49 from 33 votes
By: Aimee
Beer Cheese Dip is a 5 minute recipe with just 4 ingredients. Creamy and zesty with a light beer flavor, it's a perfect pub-style cheese dip for a party!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12 servings


  • 2 packages cream cheese, softened 8 ounce each
  • cup beer
  • 1 envelope ranch dressing mix
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • fresh chopped scallions for garnish
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  • In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese with beer and ranch dressing mix (with a mixer).
  • Fold in the shredded cheddar cheese. Combine well.
  • Pour the dip into a serving bowl and top with scallions. Serve immediately (or chill for later).


  • We used Heineken for a light beer taste. If you want a deeper beer flavor, use a hoppy IPA or dark beer instead.
  • Stored tightly covered in the fridge, the dip stays good for about 3 -4 days. 
  • Serve dip with pretzels, crackers, or fresh vegetables.


Calories: 105kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 340mg, Sugar: 1g
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
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This Beer Cheese Dip recipe is as easy as it gets. Grab some pretzels, crack open a cold one and enjoy the perfect creamy, cheesy, zesty dip for game day!

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Posted on September 8, 2022

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