Guinness Beer Cheese Dip

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, here’s something to go with all your favorite dippers! Make it with Guinness if you want a deep and slightly bitter flavor; sub in ale or IPA for a lighter, hoppier flavor. Non-alcoholic beer works great too. 


  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter 
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour 
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, finely minced 
  • 1 cup whole milk 
  • 2/3 cup beer 
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard 
  • ½ tsp garlic powder 
  • ½ tsp paprika 
  • ¼ tsp salt 
  • ¼ tsp black pepper 
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 


Heat butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add minced garlic and let it sauté for half a minute. Whisk in flour until combined/cooked through, about 1 minute. 

Slowly whisk in milk, beer, mustard, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper until everything is combined. 

Cook until mixture has thickened slightly, stirring constantly, for about 3-5 minutes. Whisk in cheese until smooth. 

Adjust texture by whisking in more milk (to thin) or more cheese (to thicken). Adjust seasonings and serve warm.