If you're a fan of cooking with beer…only like, REALLY cooking with beer, the American Craft Beer Cookbook is a volume that should never leave your kitchen. Apply the beer-cooking method to favorites like meatballs, clams and epic burgers and infuse ordinary food with the greatest carbonated beverage ever created by man. First up, let's start simple with beer cheese. Would you like a brew with that snack? 

Primarily used as a dip, this creamy Bavarian cheese spread is particularly wonderful with hot soft pretzels or as a topping for burgers and sandwiches. With its spicy hop flavor and balance of malt, a Helles lager is a quaffable complement. This recipe yields a lot of dip and is sure to be a hit at your next party.

Reprinted with permission from The American Craft Beer Cookbook