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How to create a beer charcuterie board for simple fall entertaining. Grab a few friends or family members for this beer themed gathering!
Family. Friends. Laughs. We’ve all been missing these things over the last several months! I was SO excited to finally be able to see my sisters and their husbands a few weeks ago, after not being together since last year. We had such a great time together and while it wasn’t a crazy long visit, it was incredibly special.
The temperatures were dropping and the patio was calling, so I offered to be in charge of the snacks for the afternoon. Y’all know how I love a good cheese board! I had been wanting to make beer cheese dip with Corona Extra®, so that was the start of my beer themed charcuterie board vision. It came together so well and paired perfectly with the Corona that we had filled the fridge with. I hope this simple, yet beautiful board inspires you to grab some friends or family and enjoy time together this fall!
Beer Cheese Dip Recipe:
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1 block Cream Cheese
8oz Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 4oz can Diced Jalapeños, drained
1/2 – 1 bottle Corona® Beer (the flavor of Corona Extra® makes it my preferred variety for the recipe)
Melt cheeses in a pot over medium heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Stir in Corona slowly until desired consistency is reached. (I typically use 3/4 of my bottle for a bit thicker dip.) Stir in diced jalapeños and serve immediately.
How to Create a Beer Charcuterie Board:
My vision for this board was beer, pretzels, fall colors and comfort food. I knew we would be eating it with football in the background and the air feeling a bit chillier. My vision totally came to life with these ingredients:
- Beer Cheese Dip
- Pretzel Bites
- Pretzel Thins
- Cheese Assortment
- Meat Assortment
- Dijon Mustard
- Candy Apple Pretzels
- Cocoa Covered Almonds
- Mini Dill Pickles
- Crescent Roll wrapped Maple Sausages
My goal in creating the perfect charcuterie board, is filling in all available space. Start with your bowl of cheese dip, a plate for the cheeses and meats to sit on, a small dish for the mustard and a bowl for the sausages. Once those things are in place, you simply need to fill in the surrounding areas with pretzels, crackers and other small items. I like to use a tray or basket like this with edges so that I can stack things up a bit on the sides.
With our snacks ready to go, we spent the afternoon laughing, eating and enjoying a couple of Corona beers. I’ve always chosen Corona Light® as my go-to for under 100 calories*, but I enjoyed trying Corona Premier®, which is also a smooth beer at just 90 calories and 2.6 carbs**. There is something in the Corona family of beers for everyone!
*Per 12 fl. oz. serving average analysis: Calories: 99, Carbohydrates: 5.0 grams, Protein: 0.8 grams, Fat: 0.0 grams
**Per 12 fl. oz. serving average analysis: Calories: 90, Carbohydrates: 2.6 grams, Protein: 0.7 grams, Fat: 0.0 grams
What are you waiting for? Grab a couple friends and take the pretzel and beer combo to the next level with this charcuterie board!
Relax responsibly. Corona Extra®, Corona Light® and Corona Premier® Beers. Imported by Crown Imports, Chicago, IL.