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Sam Adams OctoberFest Beer Cheese

Prepare everyone’s favorite appetizer for your Oktoberfest celebration. Serve with pretzels or use as a sauce for sandwiches!

20 mins
22 Serving(s)
Sam Adams OctoberFest Beer Cheese


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 32 oz. Samuel Adams OctoberFest beer
  • 32 oz. heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp. Kosher salt
  • 2 quarts shredded cheddar (approx. 2 lbs.)


  1. To Prepare: Melt butter on medium heat in a stock pot.
  2. Add the all purpose flour to melted butter and stir until combined and light brown in color, with no lumps.
  3. Add the Samuel Adams OctoberFest Beer and whisk until smooth, then heavy cream and salt. Continually whisk and cook for 5 minutes
  4. Remove from heat, add the cheese, whisking quickly to incorporate.
  5. To Serve: Transfer sauce to a 1/3 steamwell pan and hold between 140-165°F for up to 4 hours. Keep covered. Do not overheat.
  6. To Chill & Store Large Batch: Transfer to storage container, chill to 70°F within 2 hours and down to 40°F or below within an additional 4 hours. Utilize within 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

430 Calories Per ServingFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 540mgCarbohydrates: 8gSugars: 1gProtein: 12g

Actual nutritional values may vary depending on specific ingredients used and/or modifications to the recipe