The first time I had a Beer Cheese Soup was in the ’80s, at the now demolished Baby Doe Matchless Mine in Denver. I loved it, but I was young, I had a small child and I couldn’t be going to Baby Does just to eat their soup. I could never seem to duplicate it at home – but I ran into a former employee who clued me in: Cheez Whiz with beer. Yup, you heard right. Well, my Beer Cheese Soup with Popcorn is NOT that soup!
Here’s the funny thing – I don’t really like most beer – it takes a thick, dark, rich beer to even begin to pique my interest, and then I love to top it with a shake of salt just as an Irishwoman taught me when I was in my twenties. Try it – its heaven!