Festive foods take on new meaning when made with serious beer. And who doesn’t like cheese dip, especially cheese dip made with the right beer?
This tasty recipe comes from Founders Brewing whose original brewery and taproom is nestled in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.
And it uses the brewery’s Centennial IPA a 7.2% ABV India Pale Ale which leans heavily on the proud centennial hop.
The original recipe also used Founders Dirty Bastard Stone Ground Mustard which is no longer available but any half-mix of a yellow and a brown mustard will get the job done.
So let’s do this!
Founders Centennial IPA Cheese Dip
1 (8 ounce) block cream cheese
2 ounces grated smoked Gouda cheese
1/2 cup Centennial IPA
Handful of spinach (cut in tiny strips)
1/2 small red bell pepper (diced very tiny)
1 clove of garlic (minced)
1 tablespoon stone ground mustard
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine all ingredients and bake for 35-45 minutes, stirring halfway though.
Broil the dip for 5 minutes for additional crust/color on top.
Serve with artisan bread that we also toasted in the broiler.
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(Image credits: Founders Brewing)