Cheddar Bacon Ale Dip

Cheddar Bacon Ale Dip with Soft Pretzel

Yum! This recipe was a total win. I ended up just buying some easy to make soft pretzels to have with the dip. 🙂 I recommend giving it a try. It’d be great, even with some chips!

INGREDIENTS

  • 16oz. Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Cup Beer
  • 1 Pound Bacon, Cooked & Crumbled
  • 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Green Onion, Sliced
  • Soft Pretzels

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large non-stick pan, combine cream cheese, sour cream, mustard & garlic powder until smooth. Stir in beer; add bacon (reserving 2 Tbsp.) Heat and cook for a few minutes.
  2. Turn heat to medium. Stir in cheese & heavy cream. Cook and stir until mixture has thickened. Transfer to serving dish, sprinkle with onion and reserved bacon.
  3. Enjoy!

Duluth Breweries

 Flight of beers at Canal Park Brewing Company.  Flight of beers at Canal Park Brewing Company.

While in Duluth we got to take some time and go brewery hunting. Here’s just a few of the different brews we got the chance to try!

  • Hoops Brewing – Duluth, MN
    • No. 96 Blueberry Pale Ale
  • Fitger’s Brewhouse Brewery & Grille – Duluth, MN (My favorite of the trip)
    • Lighthouse Golden Ale (I actually picked up a growler of this one!)
  • Canal Park Brewing Company – Duluth, MN
    • Look Juice Cask Blue Moon – Cider
    • Neoprenanzug Malfunction
    • Hank & Dabs
    • Kessel Run
    • Spendid Wood
    • Nut Hatchet Brown (My favorite of the flight we got)
  • Thirsty Pagan Brewing – Superior, WI
    • Lawn Chair
  • 7 West Taphouse Miller Hill – Duluth, MN
    • Sunny Rain
    • Four Star Pils
    • Sweet Mississippi (Amazing beer!)

One interesting thing I learned while trying some of these… I’m actually a dark beer fan. I always thought I hated them but apparently my taste buds have changed a little.

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Derek “pondering which beer to try next”.

These nachos at Fitgers were fantastic!