Applebee’s Beer Cheese Dip Recipe

Carving for something sweet and yummy snacks? Then you should try my Applebee’s Beer Cheese Dip recipe. Sounds delicious? It is delicious.

This copycat Applebee’s beer cheese dip is the perfect combination of creamy cheese with the rich, strong taste of beer, making it irresistible. This dip is perfect for game day, parties, or a nice night in with friends and family. The best part? It’s so simple to prepare that you’ll be enjoying it in no time.

So, Get the ingredients, follow my recipe instructions, and make it in a matter of minutes. It’s time to grab the attention of your family and friends as a beer cheese master chef.

What is Beer Cheese?

Beer cheese is a sort of cheese dip or spread that has beer as a key component. Beer cheese can be made using a variety of cheeses, although the most common are cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and other flavored cheeses.

Usually, beer is added to the cheese combination to give it a rich, robust taste and to aid in the creation of a smooth, creamy texture.

Applebee’s Beer Cheese Dip Recipe

Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral
2.3 from 3 votes
Cuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This beer cheese dip recipe is from Applebee’s. You should definitely make this dip at home if you want to try it. Scroll down, and let’s make these sweet snacks.


  • ½ cups sharp white cheddar 

  • 1-1/2 cups grated parmesan cheese

  • 2 tsp bleu cheese

  • Sprinkle Garlic powder and white pepper

  • 3 tsp unsalted butter

  • 1 bottle blue moon Belgian ale 

  • 1 – ½ cups heavy cream 

  • ½ tsp Worcestershire

  • Pinch of sugar and kosher salt

  • 1 tsp Corn starch 

  • Few dashes of Crystal hot sauce

  • soft beer pretzel nuggets or soft giant pretzels

  • Necessary Tools
  • 1 Medium saucepan

  • 1 Medium Serving Bowl

  • Measuring spoon

  • whisk

how to make Applebee’s Beer Cheese Dip Sauce

  •  Grate sharp white cheddar: Take a greater and grated white cheddar. 
     Grate sharp white cheddar
  • Boil the beer: Take a large saucepan and pour 1 bottle of blue moon Belgian ale inside it. Boil the beer for about 3 minutes in low heat. 
    Boil the beer
  • Add Heavy cream: Gradually add 1-1/2 cups heavy cream. It is high in fat and vitamins. Whisking constantly to mix it with the beer. 
    Add Heavy cream
  • Add Worcestershire: take ½ tsp Worcestershire and add with the mix. 
    Add Worcestershire
  • Add Garlic powder and white pepper: Sprinkle some garlic powder and white pepper on the saucepan. 
    Add Garlic powder and white pepper
  •  Sugar and kosher salt: Now add a pinch of sugar and kosher salt. 
    Sugar and kosher salt
  •  Make corn starch and blue moon slurry: In a container add some corn starch and blue moon. Mix them well and add them slowly to the saucepan. 
     Make corn starch and blue moon slurry
  •  Add Cheese: Now add 1- ½ cups sharp white cheddar and add 1-1/2 cups grated parmesan cheese. Whisking them constantly until melted and combined. 
    Add Cheese
  • Add bleu cheese and unsalted butter: In this step, you can add 2 tsp bleu cheese and 3 tsp unsalted butter. 
    Add bleu cheese and unsalted butter
  •  Add crystal hot sauce: Finally, add a few dashes of Crystal hot sauce. Now whisk constantly and cook them until lightly brown. 
    Add crystal hot sauce
  • Finish and Garnish: Once all the ingredients have been added and melted, your Applebee’s beer cheese dip recipe becomes ready to serve. Serve this cheese dip with a worm soft beer pretzel nuggets or soft giant pretzels. 
    Finish and Garnish

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  • Pick a cheese that you can enjoy alongside a beer. Try to choose cheese that has reliability and flavor. Avoid the pre-shredded stuff because it does not melt well.  
  • Don’t share this beer cheese dip with your kids. You should prepare cheese dip without beer to share with your kids. 
  • To keep your cheese warm for the entire party, you may need to serve them in a slow cooker set in low heat. 
  • Don’t overheat or overcook your cheese otherwise it will become grainy in texture. 

Does Beer Cheese Sauce Taste Like Beer?

Beer Cheese sauce usually has a strong beer flavor, depending on the recipe and the type of beer used. Some recipes may have a subtle beer taste while others may have a stronger one. It can be adjusted to personal preference. The beer should complement the cheese taste and not overpower it.

Choose the Right Kind of Cheese

  • For creating a smooth beer cheese dip you should choose the right kind of cheese. For choosing the best cheese you need to consider some characteristics including meltability and flavor. 
  • Try to pick the cheese that you will enjoy alongside a beer. Try to skip pre-shredded stuff because it will not melt well. 
  • The list of the cheese for Applebee’s beer cheese dip recipe includes sharp white cheddar, grated parmesan cheese, and bleu cheese. You can also try different combinations like American cheddar, Emmental, Gouda, and young cheddar. 

Applebee’s Beer Cheese Dip Recipe Variations

Add jalapenos – to make a spicier beer cheese dip you can add some chopped jalapenos to this recipe during the preparation process. 

Add spices – to change the taste you can add different spices like paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and a Cajun spice blend. These ingredients will lighten up your cheese dip recipe. 

Add honey mustard sauce – To bring a little bit of sweet taste you can add some honey Dijon mustard sauce to your beer cheese dip recipe. 

FAQs about Beer Cheese Dip

what type of beer is best for beer cheese?

The type of beer that is best for beer cheese can vary depending on personal preference. For a delicious Beer Cheese sauce, you can use a beer with a bold and rich flavor like pale ales, stouts, or porters. Lagers can also be used but they tend to have a milder flavor.

How do you thicken beer cheese dip?
By adding extra tbsp. cornstarch or flour you can easily thicken the thin cheese dip. In a separate bowl add some cornstarch or flour and ¼ up of thin beer cheese sauce. Then mix them well and slowly add them to the beer cheese recipe. 

What goes well with beer cheese?
Any size or shape of pretzels goes well with beer cheese dip. You can also serve roasted cauliflower, fingerling potatoes, baby carrot, sliced cooked bratwurst, broccoli florets, and celery sticks. 

Does beer cheese need to be refrigerated?
Yes, beer cheese needs to be refrigerated. But before refrigeration, you need to allow your cheese dip to cool down at room temperature. After cooling down the cheese dip make sure you tightly sealed the cheese dip in an airtight container like a freezer bag or Tupperware. 

How long does beer cheese last?
In the refrigerator, cheese dip will last for 4 days in the refrigerator and 6 months in the fridge in an airtight container. 

How do you reheat beer cheese?
By adding extra milk or beer you can reheat the beer cheese dip. Always use the microwave to reheat the cheese dip but never use the stovetop for reheating your cheese dip. Make sure for stirring well the cheese dip in between each interval. 

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Final Judgments

Applebee’s beer cheese dip recipe is a unique appetizer spread. You don’t need any special occasion to have this beer cheese. Though a different version of this recipe is available, the basic ingredients of this recipe are beer and cheddar cheese

If you try this in a different version from today’s recipe, I request you to share your recipe in the comment section below with an image. 

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