This is made in the microwave! Had to get that out there first. My roommate has made this a few times out of an ancient Junior League Cookbook, Denver Cache. It's seriously circa 1980's but has some great classics. Annie (my roommate) has bumped up some of the measurements and tweaked it over the years. We've used a variety of beers in this recipe so feel free to be creative. We've use dark lagers, amber beers, and basically anything that is darker than a Bud Light. Please don't use a "college beer" in this recipe. Splurge a little bit and buy a $2 bottle of beer; it will be worth it. We serve this with crusty bread or veggies such as carrots and broccoli. Basically, anything you can dip in beer-flavored-cheese.
-1 block (8oz) light cream cheese
-6 oz cheddar cheese, grated
-2 green onions, chopped
-1/2 cup dark beer (about 1/2 bottle)
-1 Tbsp horseradish
-1 tsp dry mustard
First, in a microwave-safe bowl, add the block of cream cheese and cheddar cheese. We didn't even grate ours, just cut about 2/3 (8 oz) block into cubes.
Microwave on high for about 2-3 minutes until the cheeses melt and you can stir them together.
Now mix in the remaining ingredients: 2 green onions, chopped, 1/2 bottle beer, 1 Tbsp horseradish, 1 tsp dry mustard.