Beer cheese is the epitome of comfort food -- a distant cousin to fondue, but made with beer instead of wine, and saturated with hot sauce. Sadly, it can be hard to find in certain areas, which is why we're giving you the recipe. Eat (or dunk, dip, swirl, whatever) it up.
The sharpness of the cheddar was complemented by a slight bitterness from the brown ale that made the sauce very distinct. The other ingredients gave it a robustness that it was otherwise missing. A soft pretzel straight out of the oven seems like the most perfect pairing, but I'm sure anything you wish to dip in this sauce will come out delicious.
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