Beer Cheese Dip

BEER CHEESE DIP is one one of these easiest dips to make and it’s the dip that people ask me for the most! Every time I serve this simple beer cheese dip, I get requests for the recipe. Happy to share it with you today!

4 Ingredient Beer Cheese Dip! So creamy and flavorful and it only takes a few minutes to stir together. #beer #dip #cheese

I was out to lunch with my tween a couple of years ago at her favorite restaurant: Golden Corral. 

Don’t laugh…that girl loved a buffet when she was younger. 

Anyway, we were strolling through the line and she wanted some fried fish but noticed that it was beer-battered, so she refused to get it.

I explained that it wouldn’t taste strongly of beer and she’d probably like it. She said that was what she was worried about – she’d love it and then “Bam! Addicted to beer!” 

So, it’s safe to say I’m winning at parenting. Keeping them sober until at least 13 over here. 

cheese dip with beer and ranch

Then I introduced this beer cheese dip and I might have undone all that work! Ha! 

We’re all seriously obsessed with this cheesy beer dip. 

How to make beer cheese dip: 

It doesn’t get much easier than this 4 ingredient beer dip!

ingredients for beer dip in glass bowl

You’ll need: 

  • cream cheese
  • cheddar cheese
  • beer
  • ranch seasoning

Make sure your cream cheese is nice and soft so that you can easily stir it together.

Then just add everything to a bowl and stir well until it’s smooth and creamy! 

We like to serve this cheesy beer dip with soft baked pretzels, but crunchy pretzels, fresh vegetables, Hawaiian rolls, and crackers are all delicious options.

I mean, I was once spotted sneaking a spoonful of the stuff when I thought I was alone in the house. #NoRegrets

cheese dip with soft pretzels

The beer: 

Okay, look…I actually hate beer. I don’t think it tastes good, but I do like it mixed in things like beer cheese bread, drunken beans, slow cooker chili, and this fab beer cheese dip!

I just grab whatever beer my husband has in the fridge when I’m cooking with it and I think it’s delicious. 

beer cheese dip recipe with soft pretzels

He tends to have pale ale or pilsner on hand. 

For a stronger flavor, go with an IPA or darker ale. 

(Let’s be real – I don’t speak beer and had to have my husband dictate all those beer-y descriptions to me above. I apologize if I sound like an idiot.) 

About the soft pretzels: 

soft pretzels

Don’t the pretzels in these photos look amazing?! 

I’m still working on the recipe to get it absolutely perfect, but in the meantime, I recommend checking Costco for the little plastic bucket of soft pretzels or your grocer’s freezer section. We’ve had good luck finding them in both spots.

I’ll be sharing the pretzel bites recipe soon though and I’ll be sure to link it up here when it’s ready. I just want it to be as perfect as this cheese dip! 🙂 

easy cheese dip recipe

4.5 from 2 votes

Beer Cheese Dip

Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Servings: 12
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, cheesy recipes, easy dip recipes
Calories: 214 kcal

Just 4 ingredients to make this simple, creamy, cheesy dip! It's perfect with soft pretzels, crackers, and fresh veggies.


  • 16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar
  • 1/3 cup beer
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning mix, see note


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and stir well to combine.

  2. Serve immediately with crackers, pretzels, or fresh vegetables for dipping.

  3. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

We like Hidden Valley products in our house, but take note that the seasoning and salad dressing mix has half the sodium of the dip mix. We prefer the bolder flavor of the dip packet, but if you're sensitive to salt you may opt for the seaoning and salad dressing packet.

Nutrition Facts
Beer Cheese Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 414mg18%
Potassium 71mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 696IU14%
Calcium 173mg17%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.