Loaded Beer Dip


  • 18 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup amber ale, such as New Belgium® Fat Tire®, or nonalcoholic beer
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled, divided
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • soft pretzels, store-bought or homemade, to taste, for serving


  1. Grease a 3-quart slow cooker.

  2. In the prepared slow cooker, add the cream cheese, the sour cream, the Dijon mustard, and the garlic powder and mix until it is smooth.

  3. Stir the amber ale, the cheese, and all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon into the cream cheese mixture.

  4. Cover the slow cooker and cook the dip on low heat, stirring occasionally, until it is heated through, about 2 hours 30 minutes-3 hours 30 minutes.

  5. Stir the heavy cream into the dip, then sprinkle with the green onions and the remaining bacon. Cook again, about 30 minutes.

  6. Serve the dip with the soft pretzels.

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