Give this Winter Whirl Beer Cheese Dip a whirl! It’s made with our new Winter Whirl seasonal brew and our ever popular Pig’s Ear Brown Ale Cheddar Cheese, both available for purchase in our Company Store. This is sure to be a weekend favorite to share with friends or keep all to yourself!


  • 2 TBSP unsalted butter
  • 3 TBSP all-purpose flour
  • 2 TSP fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 TSP Dijon mustard
  • 1 (12 oz.) can Winter Whirl 
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature, cut into 6-8 pieces
  • 6 oz. or 2 blocks of Pig’s Ear Cheddar Cheese 
  • 6 oz. Gruyère, grated (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • pinch of salt & pepper


Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and whisk for 2 minutes. Add thyme and mustard, then slowly add beer, whisking until smooth. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook 1 minute more.

Reduce heat to medium. Add cream cheese, a piece at a time, and whisk until smooth. Add and whisk Pig’s Ear Cheddar & Gruyère a handful at a time until melted. Remove from heat. Add Worcestershire. Season with salt & pepper. Enjoy!

Tip: keep dip warm in fondu pot or slow cooker. 

Find our beers here at the brewery, or at a store near you.

If you are interested in trying more recipes using our beer, check out our 40th Anniversary Cookbook!

If you like our Winter Whirl Cheese Dip, take a picture and tag us on Facebook or Instagram. We would love to see it!

Recipe by Arthur