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Beer Cheese Soup

Beer Cheese Soup - BRIENNE BOORTZ
  • Brienne Boortz
  • Beer Cheese Soup


40 oz. old-style beer

3 qts. heavy whipping cream

1 tbsp. chicken base

2 lbs. smoked Gouda cheese, shredded

2 tsp. granulated garlic

2 tsp. white pepper


Reduce beer by half over medium heat. In a separate pot, start reducing heavy cream. Incorporate beer and cream, bringing to a slow simmer over low heat. Add chicken base. Whisking continually, slowly add shredded cheese and melt. Add garlic and white pepper to taste. Cool in shallow pans. Yields roughly 1 gallon.


Years back I was on a trip in Oregon, and this neat pub we stopped in served this amazing beer cheese soup. It was really good comfort food, and when we were putting our menu together, I had to include this. It's been our signature soup since we've opened; we serve it daily.

— Submitted by SouthSide Johnny's owner Johnny Nolan

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