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Beer and Bacon Dip

This amazing Beer and Bacon Dip recipe is easy to prepare and everyone will love it!

Beer and Bacon Dip

The Super Bowl is just a couple of weeks away… and whether or not your team is playing (mine isn’t… Patriots 🙁 ), it’s still a fun day to turn on the TV, watch the festivities and prepare some game day food to enjoy!  This dip is perfect for that.  Beer and bacon are delicious additions to a cheesy dip!

The Craft Beer Bites Cookbook

This recipe comes from my friend Jackie Dodd’s newest cookbook:  The Craft Beer Bites Cookbook.  Jackie is the author of the blog, The Beeroness.  She’s a craft beer expert, and she knows how to create recipes that are enhanced by the flavors of craft beer.  This cookbook is an awesome one for beer lovers!  Here are a few recipes from the book that I’m looking forward to making:  Beer-Poached Lobster Sliders, Maple Porter-Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Dates, Beer-Braised Carnitas Crostini, Triple-Chili Beer Cheese Dip, IPA Smoked Salmon Lettuce Wraps, Salted Beer Caramel Corn, Grilled Barbecue Chicken and Peach Mini Pizzas, Garlic Chili Beer Butter Shrimp, Beer-Battered Mini Corn Dogs and IPA Lemon Bars.  There are so many things that sound so good, and my husband will be happy to handle the beer leftovers 🙂

Beer and Bacon Dip Recipe

There’s bacon mixed into the dip, and there’s bacon sprinkled on top too.  I could dunk and eat this all day long.

Beer and Bacon Dip Recipe - from

The IPA used for the recipe gives it a distinctive flavor- you can definitely taste it.  So use an IPA that you enjoy… you’ll want to enjoy the IPA leftovers too!

Yield: 3 cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Beer and Bacon Dip


  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 2/3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup IPA
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and chopped (save some for topping)
  • crackers or baguette slices, for dipping


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray an oven-safe dish (one that will fit 3 cups) with nonstick spray... or rub with butter.
  2. Add the cream cheese, sour cream, mozzarella, IPA, cheddar, cornstarch, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder and salt to a food processor or blender.
  3. Process on high until smooth and well-combined, about 2 minutes.  Stir in most of the chopped bacon- reserving about 2 tablespoons.
  4. Scrape the dip into the prepared dish and top with the reserved bacon.  Baked until warmed through, 15 to 20 minutes.  Serve warm with crackers or baguette slices.
SOURCE: (shared with permission from The Craft Beer Bites Cookbook by Jacquelyn Dodd: Adams Media, Copyright 2015)

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  1. postedNov 7, 2016 9:46 AM

    Anyone have a recommendation for what brand of IPA that’s particularly good in this dish?
    Also, best type of cracker used for dipping?

    • postedNov 11, 2016 10:56 AM

      Your favorite IPA will work just fine– and use sturdy crackers or baguette slices for dipping

  2. postedNov 4, 2016 12:35 PM

    Yummy! I’m not a big IPA fan, but I think this would also be good with Shiner Bock, and will potentially ease my beer cravings while pregnant. 🙁

  3. postedNov 3, 2016 7:25 AM

    Have you ever tried this is a small crockpot so it stays warm?

    • postedNov 11, 2016 10:58 AM

      I think that would probably work great!

  4. postedOct 4, 2016 7:38 PM

    what is ipa?

  5. postedAug 6, 2016 4:31 AM

    Oh my I can’t wait to make this, it looks delicious! Too bad my boyfriend doesn’t like cream cheese but good for me because I get to enjoy it all myself lol.

  6. postedJun 13, 2016 9:28 AM
    Tammy wilmers

    Made this last night for a group of friends. It was a big hit!  Served with a thin sliced baguette. A definite redo!

  7. postedMay 25, 2016 10:29 AM

    Can you convert this to a crock pot recipe?

  8. postedJan 29, 2016 1:16 PM

    Could be worse, you could be a Chicago Bears fan like me. Also, Jackie is awesome!

  9. postedJan 29, 2016 5:06 AM
    nancy k

    As a New Englander, it is nice to know we are not alone in our sadness about the Pat’s loss. Another trip to the big game would have been great but thankfully, Tom survived the pummeling and is looking forward to next season.
    I love your site and also check in on your Recipe Boy as well…delicious recipes and fun posts.

  10. postedJan 28, 2016 2:18 PM

    I love Jackie’s recipes! Strange thing is, I don’t like IPA beer, except when it is included in a recipe! Then, I like the taste. Strange, I know.

  11. postedJan 28, 2016 7:18 AM

    This will be a perfect snack to drown my sadness about the Pats season being over. Thanks!

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