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Easy Peasy Beer Cheese Dip

My husband Chris and I love to entertain at our house all year round, but we especially like having friends and/or family over in the summer time. There is just something about sitting outside by the fire with some good company and some even better food to munch on that makes summer nights absolute perfection.

I think by now that many of you know that our living situation is a little different. In case you didn’t already know this, Chris is my boy’s step-dad. My boys have an amazing relationship with their real dad (yay) and they spend several nights every week over their dad’s house – giving Chris & I some much needed “adult” time every single week.

Since we entertain fairly often when the kids aren’t around, I like to make this amazing beer cheese dip for my guests. It’s the perfect dip to serve when there are no kids around and trust me, it’s always a hit. Always.

This past Saturday just so happened to be one of those kid free days, and since the weather was gorgeous, we decided to have a few friends over. The first thing I said to Chris was “I need to make my beer cheese dip for everyone”. I stopped by my local Price Chopper to pick up some of our favorite beers: Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy & Grapefruit Shandy. My dip only calls for one beer, but hey – I wanted to make sure I had lots of beer for my guests.

Price Chopper Beer


  • 1 can of Leinenkugel’s Grapefruit Shandy
  • 1 8oz package of cream cheese
  • 1 8oz package of pepper jack cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch (for thickening) optional

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1. Cut your cream cheese into 8 cubes.
2. Shred your block of pepper jack cheese.
3. Pour 1 can of Leinenkugel’s Grapefruit Shandy in a pan.

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4. Bring shandy to a boil for about 4 minutes
5. Stir in cream cheese and pepper jack cheese

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6. Whisk together until cheese melts
7. Add 2 Tbl of corn starch ( one at a time ) until well blended

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8. Boil for a few minutes and serve with some yummy pretzels and a refreshing Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy!

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What did you think of my recipe? It’s definitely a hit every time I serve it, but if you still want more, be sure to check out Price Chopper’s Pinterest board for more recipe inspiration.

Because of the experience I had purchasing Leinenkugel’s at Price Chopper, not to mention the fun times we had with our friends, I always make sure to get Leinenkugel’s whenever I am at The Boston Tavern, Buddy’s Pizza Pub and Harry’s Grill, which are all in my home town.

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  1. Joanne T Ferguson

    I love the easy peasy ease of your dip! It looks like one I just want to dive right in! I think this would be perfect dunking pretzels, or chicken and perhaps it would be good as a sauce with an eggplant dish! Either way I have learned something new, as I have never used beer in a dip, until I saw yours today!

  2. moesly15

    That easy peasy dip sounds really great. I bet the family would love it!

  3. Catherine S

    I agree, it does sound great. I need to make this for my son he loves beer cheese dip.

  4. Alli

    I can hardly wait to try your cheese dip. Most beer overshadows the cheese, but this one sounds easy peasy and delicious. Yum!

  5. Liz Mays

    Yeah, I’m thinking the kick of pepper jack will make a big difference in that way. I can’t wait to try it too!

  6. AnneMarie LeBlanc

    Perfect new dip to try! Good-bye to ready made ones in the supermarket. Your Easy Peasy Beer Cheese Dip would be great with everything! I would love that poured over baked mussels, or served together with breaded pork chops. I think it would also be great as a vegetable dip!

  7. Megan Elford

    I love having different dips when we have friends over. It’s perfect for a buffet table, or for appetizers!

  8. Russ R.

    This is my kind of dip. This must go well with veggie sticks and wings – something from the usual dips that we use. I’m excited to make this one of these days.

  9. Jeannette

    This looks delicious! I’ve never made beer cheese dip but it sounds like something that would be perfect for my hubby! I think I’ll make some this weekend when he has friends over.

  10. Liz Mays

    With that pepper jack cheese in there, I’m all IN! This sounds super tasty!

  11. Heather @ GirlGoneMom.com

    Beer dip sounds good. Love anything with cheese.

  12. irishred13

    Oh yum we love beer cheese dip, especially the hubs. Pinning for later!

  13. Nicole Lutzy

    I have never had this before. Definitely sounds like it goes together!

  14. Sarah B

    I love how simple this is! My husband loves beer cheese dip, so I will have to make this for him! Yum! #client

  15. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    My husband will flip his lid when he sees this! He loves any recipe with beer. One of his favorite things to make is grilled beer can chicken. Thanks a lot!

  16. Melissa Pezza

    Oh, this is TOTAL game day food. I love this so much!

  17. Mandi

    I’m saving this for fall/winter! It will be great for game day or just relaxing at home.

  18. simplybeingmommy

    I’m pretty sure there is a direct correlation to the quality of my game day food and my team winning. This is a Superbowl inducing snack.

  19. Christy Maurer

    That looks amazingly delicious! Do you think cooking the alcohol that long would make it okay for kids to have? I never remember how long you’ve got to cook it!

  20. Catherine S

    This sounds really good. I love a warm pretzel with beer cheese dip.

  21. listen2mama

    Oh this looks delicious. I really like these dips with pretzels too.

  22. Dogvills

    The dip sounds delicious. THere are only 3 ingredients and it’s so easy to do. I can’t wait to make this.

  23. @SensiblySara

    I bet the grapefruit in that beer really adds great flavor! I’d make that for our get-togethers!!

  24. Heather

    My husband would love this cheese dip! I want to try it out! It looks like a great dip for when football season starts back up again. I’m trying to get my recipes together to make the MAN happy!

  25. Amber NElson

    That sounds really amazing. I’d love to try this!

  26. aimee (@HouseofFaucis)

    I’ve never made anything like this. I’d love to try it so I could say I made a recipe with beer.

  27. kristimaloney

    I’ve never tried a “beer” dip. It sounds yummy!

  28. Amber Edwards

    We aren’t drinkers, but a dip sounds awesome. I would have to try this in a “virgin” concoction.

  29. Boho Chic (@TotallyTerris)

    That sounds like a great dip and man oh man I’d love to have some of those pretzels right now. I’ll have to make some of this up and take it with us on our next train tour as their pretzels are to die for.

  30. Mykidsguide

    Yum! I love anything with cheese and this dip looks really good. I can’t wait to try this.

  31. Kim Delatorre (@shopwithmemama)

    Oh yummy! I love that you served it with pretzels! My favorite kind of snack!

  32. Lexie Lane

    Seems that most anything added with beer is good! You made this look so easy! Bet it tastes amazing.

  33. ascendingbutterfly

    You had me at beer. Oh and at cheese. And at dip! YUMMO – Get all that in me belly ASAP!!!Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  34. tamaralikecamera

    Pepperjack is a big favorite of mine. And wow – this dip would be gone in two seconds in my house!

  35. Helene Cohen Bludman

    Yum, that sounds so good. I bet it is always a crowd pleaser.

  36. Nicole Lutzy

    That sounds like a great recipe. Perfect for parties ad gatherings.

  37. sippycupmom

    Beer and cheese? I’m totally in! Looks easy too!

  38. Jenna Wood

    You had me at easy then you added beer and cheese- yum! This looks great for all those baseball games we watch!

  39. Michelle

    Love their lemon shandy, but haven’t tried the grapefruit yet. It sounds like it would be wonderful in your dip!

  40. simplybeingmommy

    You’re ready for Octoberfest! This looks like it’d be a crowd pleaser.

  41. Kisa Johnson

    Ohh, this sounds like a great thing to take to a party! Do you think it’d be good with a medium cheddar instead of pepperjack? or maybe half and half? I know some people that don’t like pepper jack as much as I do!

  42. Aimee

    Dips are my favorite food! Gotta love a kid free night!

  43. Vera Sweeney

    This sounds like a great dip recipe! I love to make dip when we get together with friends.

  44. Lorane

    The Shandy was really popular in the 90’s but it some how disappeared . This is quite the dip .. a bit of alcohol and a bit of cheese .. perfect combo

  45. Mistee Dawn

    Yum! I love a good cheese dip! Especially with pretzels! And beer, too! Count me in. Thanks for the recipe.

  46. My Journey With Candida

    I bet this recipe would work well in a fondue pot. This would be great anytime, but I think during football season, it would be a huge hit.

  47. Amy Desrosiers

    This sounds really delicious! I would love to try it out for my husband and I.

  48. lisa

    That sounds awesome. Who would have thought to use the grapefruit shandy for a dip?? I love that beer.

  49. Penelope

    That looks like a great dip, it would be a hit at our party!

  50. brandyellen

    I recently tried a beer cheese on some nacho type dish for the first time and it was way too much beer flavor. I will have to try your recipe and see how it tastes to me!

  51. Pam

    I have made plenty of beer dips in the past. This one sounds just about perfect ratio wise.

  52. Marcie W.

    Cheese dip is good enough on its own, but I bet the beer really elevates it. The Summer Shandy has been a go-to favorite of ours for quite some time now.

  53. Amanda Ripsam

    I will pretend I’m not on a diet and give the easy beer cheese a try sounds like it would go really well with my beer bread recipe.

  54. Lisa Bristol

    This looks so delicious. It would be perfect for my party this weekend. I love to try new recipes.

  55. Ann Bacciaglia

    I can not wait to try this recipe. It looks so good i am sure my family will love it.

  56. Pam

    This sounds so good. I love cheese dips, they’re my favorite.

  57. Stephanie

    This recipe sounds right up my alley! We’ve had something similar at a restaurant and it was amazing and now I can make it at home! Many thanks!!!

  58. Aubrey

    My husband make something like this. He uses the near beer though since we don’t drink. It gives it the same taste though.

  59. Laura funk

    A reason to have a hand mixer! Looks delicious

  60. Janell @ Saving You Dinero

    I don’t know if I have ever had beer dip. This sounds really good and easy to make.

  61. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert

    I love to make cheese dips! One cheesy dip I make is always the hit of the annual super bowl party!

  62. Seattle Travel Blogger

    This cheese dip looks tasty! I love the idea of dipping pretzels in it!

  63. coolchillmom

    We use beer a lot to cook our pork. I never thought of it like this. I love the idea

  64. Trisha

    I love beer cheese dip but never thought of making my own! Thanks for the recipe, I can wait to give this a try!

  65. SixFeetUnderBlog

    I like beer cheese dip she I could have it. This looks so good!

  66. Marina John

    This is super simple and creative. I wouldn’t have thought to do them this way.

  67. censie

    YUM! This would be the perfect app for a party with friends. i cannot wait to make this.

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  69. Toni | boulderlocavore

    This is the most creative dip ever! I’ve never heard of anything like it. You are very fortunate to have such a great family situation with Chris and you ex. I can tell you really appreciate the situation too.

  70. Planet of the Apels

    I never thought to add beer in dip. That looks really good! I’d love to try it.

  71. dawn

    oh wow! I am sure the beer adds a bite..which has to be very good.

  72. Carol Bryant

    Now this looks delish – I may just have to try this. Yum!

  73. Pam

    This sounds great! I love pretzels and I love a good dip like this.

  74. Ricci

    This beer cheese dip looks delicious!! I am on a diet right now but I love dips and this may be one of the first things I make when I am done with this strict phase!! YUM!!

  75. casavilorainteriors

    That sounds interesting. I would love to try that

  76. Jennifer Williams

    That sounds so good, I have never had a beer cheese dip but would love to try it out. I just wish I could find beer that is sold in single cans, we do not drink it and I rarely need it for cooking – maybe a neighbor would be willing to help us with the leftover beer!

  77. loisaltermark

    Wow, that sounds delicious. And I especially love the fact that it’s easy peasy to make.

  78. krystal

    The grapefruit shandy is MY FAVORITE. I am so happy to see that it is in cans.

  79. Penelope

    Yum, that sounds incredible. I could definitely go for some while my husband watches the NBA Summer League.

  80. Rose

    My dad loves the Summer Shandy but I have never seen grapefruit! This sounds really yummy!

  81. Rosey

    How perfect to serve it with the pretzels. That’s a dip I’d love to try!

  82. Jeanine

    Yum that sounds delicious! I’m a little jealous you guys can get Beer at price chopper! Too cool, My husband would love this dip!

  83. Natalie Z

    Sounds delicious! I love adding beer/alcohol to change the tone of dips or fondues. Yum!

  84. casavilorainteriors

    I agree! I need to really try this amazing dip!

  85. Jennifer H

    That reminds me of the Melting Pot. It sounds delicious!

  86. mellisa

    This looks really delicious. I love a good dip.

  87. [email protected]

    What’s not to love about Beer Cheese Dip? I love to make a soup that’s similar!

  88. Michelle Varga (@dustbunniesblog)

    This sounds like a really delicious dip to try! I actually haven’t tried this combination of flavours before so I’m excited to try it!

  89. thedomesticbuzz

    Why have I never thought to add beer to cheese dip? I bet it’s super flavorful!

  90. Lynndee

    Beer cheese dip? That is interesting! I am not a drinker, but I would like to try that. And I bet the hubs would love it.

  91. Christie

    Wow, that was an easy dip! I bet it was a hit of a snack!

  92. Kate K (My Mommy Brain)

    That looks amazing. I’m starving right now!!

  93. upliftingfam

    This looks delicious and you had me at cheese dip. I don’t care for beer but my husband would enjoy.

  94. The Trophy WifeStyle

    Oooo this sounds pretty yummy! Any recipe that gives me an excuse to buy booze gets two thumbs up from me!

  95. Lauren

    This seems like an awesome recipe for parties! I really want to try it out! Thanks for sharing!

  96. Winter White

    Wow I would have never thought to use beer in that way! This looks so yummy, I absolutely love pepper jack cheese!

  97. Danielle H

    That dip looks delicious. And so easy to make too!

  98. Ronnie Epstein

    I actually have never tried cooking with beer, but I find all these great and popular recipes and ideas and I have a feeling it might be a delicious ingredient. Maybe this is the recipe to try out at first – seems easy enough for a newbie beer cooker!

  99. Erin (@SugarCrumbs)

    Oh my goodness, that looks amazing! I love cooking with beer, which is funny because I totally HATE beer but it makes food so yummy!

  100. Bonnie @ wemake7

    Mmmm that sounds really good! I have never cooked with beer before but this sounds great.

  101. Stefanie

    Woah what a combo! I want to try this grapefruit shandy!

  102. Theresa

    Beer dip is right up Jason’s alley! I’d get major wife points for making him this!

  103. Shell Feis

    Ooh I love pretzels- and that dip would be a great thing to serve at a party! Perfect for upcoming football season!

  104. Ellen ThatChicMom

    Oooooo I love pretzels dipped in cheese and that looks amazing. Way easier than I expected, thanks!

  105. Lisa Rios

    This looks so yummy and delicious. Though we haven’t tried anything like this with beers, I think many would love it. Sounds like a perfect dip for sure.

  106. Alyssa C

    That dip looks delicious, I’ve been meaning to try Leinenkugel’s beer. I’ll pick some up this weekend.

  107. misstywatson

    Wow, I can’t believe how super easy this dip is to make! I bet my husband would love it!

  108. indah nuria Savitri

    never try one before but looks like a yummy dipping sauce..and I loveeeee cheese..

  109. melisasource

    Wow this looks great!! I have a backyard party coming up — I’ll have to try this!!

  110. jessicasimms

    This is super easy! I will have to give this a try at my next BBQ.

  111. alexisakamom0616

    OH lord sign me up carbs and cheese! I’m so there!!

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