Tropic King Cheese Dip

Based on a recipe from

  • 3 cups shredded cheese (we used a mixture of medium cheddar, monterey jack, and asadero shredded cheeses) 
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 330ml bottle of Tropic King (Saison or Solenna would be a good choice too!)
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • round bread loaf (we used a sourdough boule but rye or pumpernickle would also work well)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a medium pot, melt the butter over medium heat. 
  2. When the butter is completely melted, quickly whisk in the flour to create a roux. 
  3. Slowly add the bottle of Tropic King whisking it into the roux as you pour. 
  4. Let the mixture come to a boil then turn down the heat and let it simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes. 
  5. While the beer is simmering, cut the top fourth off of your bread loaf and carefully hollow out the bottom, leaving a half inch bread bowl remaining. Cube removed bread and set aside. 
  6. Turn the heat down to low and stir in your half and half and then begin incorporating the star of dish: all that delicious cheese. Gently fold or whisk until all the cheese has melted and has been fully incorporated.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  8. Carefully pour this beer-cheese lava into your bread bowl, garnish with chopped green onion, and consume immediately but without burning your mouth. 



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