Canadian Beer Cheese Dip

Canadian Beer Cheese Dip is the kind of snack that you want to include in every event.  Whether it’s watching hockey playoffs, entertaining on the back deck this summer or picnicking, this will be popular with everyone.  

Canadian Beer Cheese Dip | Simply Fresh Dinners

Canadians love their beer, bacon and cheese so this seemed like a natural fit for our current obsession with watching hockey as we near the end of the playoffs.  Of course, any kind of beer can be used in this dip but we all know Canadian beer rocks, right?  Did you know that more Canadians drink more beer than milk? ha!  That accounts for the fact that we are a very happy nation.

Cheese Dip with Bacon and Beer | Simply Fresh Dinners

And you just know that I’m going to jump on every opportunity to use my Vitamix.  Keeping it simple and flavourful is my MO so this has only a few ingredients with a super delicious taste.

Depending on your love of cheese, you’ll want to decide on aged, medium or mild.  I used one block of aged and one of mild and it was super cheesy but if you’ve got guests coming, you might want to stick with medium and mild.

Cheese Dip for Vitamix | Simply Fresh Dinners

No matter how many times I use my Vitamix, I love looking at the vortex that these magical spinning blades create.  I’m mesmerized by how quickly and easily this all comes together.  Best of all, this new model in the Ascent series has a self cleaning mode.  Add some water and dish soap, turn it on and let it clean for you.

Beer Cheese Dip Vortex in a Vitamix | Simply Fresh Dinners

The best part of a Canadian Beer Cheese Dip is that you have some leftover beer that requires drinking.  If only all recipes were like this!  You could invite the girls over and have a dip making party.  Hmmm, I’m going to have to think up some more beer dips – this could become a regular event!

Canadian Beer Cheese Dip | Simply Fresh Dinners

If you want to indulge, mix the bacon into the entire dip but I kept it to a topping only.  If you’re wanting to stick to strictly  healthy, serve with veggies.  I did both cos I believe that occasionally a little bit of bread dipped in cheese is something that just can’t be missed.

Cheesy Dip with Beer | Simply Fresh Dinners

You can do this a day ahead and reheat it on game day too.  Let’s keep things simple – life can be complicated and sometimes we just need beer, cheese, bacon and hockey!

Cheesy Beer Dip made with Vitamix | Simply Fresh Dinners

I love teaming up with my talented blogger friends in Canada and this time creating Vitamix snacks for some serious hockey watching was so much fun!  We’re only a few games from the ultimate winner.  Who are you cheering for?!   Check out these awesome snacks for the final games!

This post was sponsored by Vitamix but all opinions about this magical product are strictly my own.

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Canadian Beer Cheese Dip

Canadian Beer Cheese Dip is the kind of snack that you want to include in every event. Whether it's watching hockey playoffs, entertaining on the back deck this summer or doing the picnic thing this will be popular with everyone.  
Course Snack
Cuisine Canadian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 63 kcal
Author Robyn Gleason

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb medium cheddar cheese Use sharp cheddar if you like it stronger
  • 1/2 lb mild cheddar cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp tabasco
  • 1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 1 bottle beer I used ale
  • TOPPINGS
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked
  • 1 scallion, chopped

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to blender in the order listed and blend on high until creamy.  

  2. Top with bacon and scallions. 

Recipe Notes

If you're a bacon lover, add more bacon before serving and stir through.

Nutrition Facts
Canadian Beer Cheese Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 63
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Reply
    sue | theviewfromgreatisland
    June 4, 2017 at 10:39 am

    It’s amazing how smooth and creamy the Vitamix makes EVERYTHING! This looks almost too good, it would not last long around here!
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      Robyn
      June 4, 2017 at 11:47 am

      I know, Sue! That is my favourite thing about Vitamix. This was on for less than a minute! I still get a thrill when I turn it on, hahaha.
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    Mahy
    June 4, 2017 at 11:14 am

    How brilliant that this is a no cook cheese dip?! And it looks absolutely luscious I’m drooling looking at it Robyn!! I’m making it all for myself tonight and I blame you for that 😉

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      Robyn
      June 4, 2017 at 11:49 am

      When I’m watching hockey, I don’t want to spend time in the kitchen, Mahy, so this 10 minute dip is a dream 🙂 Enjoy the decadence, lol.
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    Charmian
    June 4, 2017 at 11:16 am

    What a unique way to make a cheese dip. I’d have never thought of beer. I can see this disappearing quickly!

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    Fida | Sweet and Savoury Pursuits
    June 4, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Wow, this is a fantastic appetizer, perfect for game watching! I never thought of using my Vitamix to melt cheese, now I have to try it!

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      Robyn
      June 4, 2017 at 11:53 am

      It’s kind of amazing the way it happens so quickly, Fida. I love experimenting with it!
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    kristy @ she eats
    June 4, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Robyn, I know we’ve talked about the magic that is Vitamix but dang woman – this concoction of beer, cheese, bacon and hockey is downright unicorn-kind-of-magic. That’s the BEST kind of magic. I want this in my mouth right now. I like the idea of drinking the leftovers – is it too early for that? It could be. Either way, this is getting made today. At some point. You’re right – life can be complicated; let’s keep it simple. Beer, cheese, bacon and hockey! I love it.
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      Robyn
      June 4, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Life is always better with those things, right, Kristy? I love that you think it’s unicorn magic! And your dip is one for the record book of flavours! Unbelievable!
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    Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    June 4, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Cheddar is by far my favorite cheese, so this looks magical! And I just can’t believe you made this all happen in a blender. I have a Vitamix– but I think it’s time to upgrade to the Ascent! Oh. . . Vitamix! 🙂
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      Robyn
      June 4, 2017 at 11:56 am

      I love that everyone agrees it’s magical, Michelle. Never would I have thought I’d refer to a blender as magic but it really is! Turning on the button is so darn exciting, hahaha!
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    Taylor
    June 4, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Robyn, this dip looks amazing, I just want to dive right in – I’m starting to think Barrie isn’t that far of a drive, you may receive an unexpected visitor later tonight! Hahahaha
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      Robyn
      June 4, 2017 at 11:57 am

      Come on up, girl, I’m making some more tonight! With this rain, it’s a good reason to be inside and eat and drink, haha!
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    cheri
    June 4, 2017 at 11:53 am

    that’s it, I need to get my hands on a vitamix, looks like you are having way to much fun Robyn. My husband would love this dip while watching the game.
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      Robyn
      June 4, 2017 at 11:59 am

      You must, Cheri!! It’s so darn fun and there’s nothing that you can’t put in there.
      Your adorable pup must be so much fun! Labs are just the best 🙂
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    Velva
    June 4, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Rock on! Cold beer and beer cheese perfect for the summer months. I love my Vita-Mix too, refer to it affectionately as my “rock crusher”.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Velva
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      Robyn
      June 4, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      LOL, Velva, I call mine The Beast or sometimes The Tank! Beer seems appropriate for every occasion, don’t you think? Thanks for popping by!
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    Chris Scheuer
    June 4, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    This looks wonderful Robyn, perfect for any kind of get together. I’m having guests for dinner tonight. I wish I would have seen this a few hours ago 🙂 Beer and bacon can’t be beat but add a little cheese and you’ve got a party!!

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      Robyn
      June 4, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      Thanks so much, Chris. Have fun with your get together tonight. I’m sure they’re in for a real treat. Going to your house for dinner would be heavenly!
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    Blair
    June 5, 2017 at 6:30 am

    This dip would be SUCH a huge hit in our house. It includes all of my husband’s favorite food groups (i.e., beer + cheese). 🙂

    Cute photo, too! Hope you’re enjoying the start of summer!

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      Robyn
      June 7, 2017 at 6:49 am

      LOL, Blair, does he love bacon too? I think beer is a drink that is popular year round so I don’t think I have to worry about this dip being seasonal! When are we going to chat?!
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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    June 5, 2017 at 7:02 am

    I can’t tell you how happy my husband would be if I whipped (pun intended 😉 this up for him! He is a snack lover, particularly when sitting down to watch his favourite Toronto Blue Jays play. I’ll be trying this one!
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      Robyn
      June 7, 2017 at 6:51 am

      LOL, Jennifer. I think you go to lots of Jays games, don’t you? Such a fun way to spend an afternoon – especially when the roof is open 🙂 I really enjoyed this quick and easy and no cook dip!
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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    June 5, 2017 at 7:09 am

    I’m still wishing I had a Vitamix! I would love to make this dip because you’re right, everybody loves bacon, beer and cheese – even your neighbors to the south! Beautiful recipe Robyn – and I can’t wait to make it.
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      Robyn
      June 7, 2017 at 6:54 am

      LOL, Tricia, and you guys like Canadian bacon! Funny because we don’t like it up here! I can’t wait to see your latest – pork tenderloin? MMMMmmm!
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    John/Kitchen Riffs
    June 7, 2017 at 11:13 am

    I think the whole world loves beer, bacon, and cheese! I sure do. And drinking the leftover beer is a bonus. 🙂 Really fun recipe — thanks.
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    Milena | Craft Beering
    June 23, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Yum! ‘Dawn sent me’:) to learn all about making this dip:) Looks beautiful and I’ve something to look forward to making in the very near future. Pinning!

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