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Beer Brat Cheese Dip

Beer Brat Cheese Dip 

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A few years ago I is was at dive bar in Germany, perched at a pub table in the center of the room with two other people. We’d ordered beers, nameless, faceless pale lagers brewed close by. Through a thick accent the bartender suggested the sausage plate to go along with the beer. I’m never one to argue with those who serves my food, I instantly agreed.

A few minutes later he sets down a metal plate in the middle of the table. Coiled up in the center is a long snake of meat, one fork and a knife. We took turns slicing off a ring of hot juicy sausage, taking a bite, sipping our beer, and passing the utensils. Knife, fork, slice, bite, sip. Like teenagers huddled around a joint someone stole from their older brother, we waited anxiously for our next hit, playing it cool until it was our turn.

It didn’t take long for us to take down a two pound sausage. It went perfectly with the beer. Even as the cold beer and the warm sausage started slowly making their way to the same tepid temperature, it was still insanely satisfying.

Beer and sausage, not a bad way to spend an afternoon.

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Beer Brat Cheese Dip


  • ¾ lbs 11 wt oz raw bratwurst, removed from casing
  • 12 ounces IPA or pale ale
  • 8 wt oz cream cheese
  • ½ lbs cheddar cheese shredded (about 4 cups)
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
  • ¼ cup green onions chopped


  • Cook the bratwurst in a pan oven medium high heat until well browned, breaking up as it cooks. Add ¾ cup beer, allow to simmer as you prepare the cheese sauce.
  • Add the remaining ¾ cup beer, cream cheese, cheddar (reserve 1 cup for the top), smoked paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, and cornstarch to a blender, blend until smooth.
  • Add cheese sauce to the pan, stirring until well combined.
  • Pour into an 8x8 baking dish, top with remaining cheddar.
  • Bake at 350 until cheese is bubbly. Garnish with green onions prior to serving.

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jacob March 9, 2015 um 4:48 am

makin this for my st. patty party!


Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie March 9, 2015 um 11:02 am

Sounds like my kind of afternoon!


bev @ bevcooks March 10, 2015 um 5:41 am

Oh my LOOOOOORD I’m dying.


Babette Hodis May 27, 2016 um 7:09 pm

Approximately how long is until bubbly? I make a similar dip with black beans, cheese, and pre-cooked chorizo and that one goes about 35 minutes at this temp. This blog is amazing by the way and I want to make every intricately crafted recipe and host a beer tasting every weekend.


Jackie May 28, 2016 um 10:59 am

About 20 minutes. Mostly you’re just trying to melt the cheese, the rest is pretty well cooked.


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