I’m a big sucker for cheese dips. I was that one person at the market deli counter ordering a tub of spinach artichoke dip. Yup, I have no shame. It only makes sense that I share my favorite beer cheese dip made especially special with the addition of pumpkin beer. Make this pumpkin beer cheese dip and I bet you won’t be turning back.

pumpkin beer cheese dip

pumpkin beer cheese dip

pumpkin beer cheese dip


Pumpkin Beer Cheese Dip

15 minTotal Time

Yields about 1 quart dip

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  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 8 ounces Colby jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 ½ cups pumpkin beer
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Melt cream cheese in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add 8 ounces sharp cheddar, 8 ounces Colby jack cheese, 1 ½ cups pumpkin beer, and 1 tsp salt. Reduce heat to low and continue to simmer until the cheese melts and the sauce thickens, stirring frequently.
  2. Remove cheese sauce from heat and serve hot.


**Helpful tips and common mistakes

As easy as this pumpkin beer cheese dip is to make, there are a couple of tips to make it go even smoother. First, shred your own cheese. Pre shredded cheese is coated with an additive that makes it melt differently than freshly grated cheese. In my personal experience, freshly grated cheese just makes a smoother dip.

If you don’t have a nonstick pot, I suggest melting the cream cheese in the microwave first. It can stick to the bottom of the pot and create a mess if you don’t have a non-stick pot. Cut the cream cheese into small chunks and heat it in the pot over low heat. Skip this step and the cream cheese will never fully melt resulting in a clumpy dip.

pumpkin beer

For the beer, I used Blue Moon harvest pumpkin wheat beer but you can honestly use whatever beer you prefer. Just note that darker beers may make the dip more bitter.

Add the sharp cheddar, Colby jack cheese, and simmer the sauce until the cheese has melted and the sauce is thick. Season with salt and there you have it.

soft pretzels

Enjoy your pumpkin beer cheese dip with soft pretzels, tortilla chips, pita chips, carrot sticks, really anything!

pumpkin beer cheese dip



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