A New Year's favorite - Beer cheese dip (for pretzels)
Yield: about one cup Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes
1/2 cup of beer (This recipe uses Sierra Nevada for its strong taste. Use a wheat beer or blonde ale for a milder taste.) 1/2 cup grated smoked Gouda 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar 2 tablespoons sour cream 1 1/2 tablespoons flour 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard 1/4 teaspoon paprika salt & pepper to taste
1. In small saucepan, heat beer on low until it bubbles. Slowly whisk in flour, then add cheese. Whisk until smooth.
2. Add sour cream, mustard and paprika while whisking. Add more flour for a thicker sauce, or more beer for a thinner sauce. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste