With the Super Bowl just around the culture, the Hop Culture team started thinking. What’s the best beer near every NFL stadium? And once we got that covered, what beer-inspired recipes could we make for our friends?

Okay, in actuality, we’re cooking for our plants and cats. But the question remained. And that’s when we came up with this tasty recipe for Beer Bacon Cheese Dip.

It’s yummy and comforting. It’s exactly what you want to eat while watching a bunch of grown men pound each other into a pulp. And the best part? It’s damn simple, using only a loaf of bread, two types of cheese, bacon, and beer. That simplicity is important because we’re guessing you’re not trying this recipe sober.

We should note that although we chose an IPA, you can use any style of beer in this recipe. We don’t recommend sour beer, but hey — it’s your dip.

If you don’t feel like getting off the couch, you can always sign up for HelloFresh, or order your groceries on Amazon Prime. These options are like our favorite beer delivery services, except with food. Otherwise, read on for Hop Culture’s Beer Bacon Cheese Dip Recipe.

Beer Bacon Cheese Dip Recipe

The Ingredients

1 Round Loaf of Bread
1 container (10-ounce) cheese dip
1 package (8-ounce) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup bacon bits
1/3 cup beer

The Instructions

Carefully (carefully!) hollow out the loaf of bread, saving the middle for later
In a large, microwave-safe mixing bowl, add the cheese dip, cream cheese, bacon bits, and beer
Mix ingredients until dip is smooth
Microwave dip on high for two minutes
Pour dip into the hollow portion of the bread
Cut up the middle of the bread for dipping
And that’s it! Enjoy that cheesy dip.

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