Homefed Friday: Beer Cheese Board & Autumn Brew Cocktail
If you’re hosting a party or casual get together with friends, these easy appetizers are crowd pleasers! Make both these recipes the day before and let them sit in the fridge overnight for the flavors to meld.
Inspired by the latest TikTok butter board trend, we decided to jump in with our beer cheese board. Plus, whip up our beer mustard dip in less than 3 minutes, serve with pretzels and you’re done!
If you're thirsty for more– apple, cinnamon and pumpkin spice are the most beautiful fall and winter seasonal flavors. There’s nothing better than mixing these ingredients up with liquor and beer to create a tasty cocktail. Island’s autumn inspired beer cocktail features all the best flavors of the season and pairs perfectly with our beer dips!
If you're a visual learner, check out our beer cheese board and autumn brew cocktail TikToks!
Island Beer Cheese Spread
- 16 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded or cubes (white cheddar would also be good)
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 tbsp Pickapeppa sauce or Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- ¼ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- ½ cup of Island Coastal Lager
- 4 slices of center cut bacon, cooked until crisp and finely chopped
- 3 green onions, thinly sliced, green part
Place cheese in a food processor or high-powered blender; pulse until finely chopped, about 1 minute. Add Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Gradually add beer while continuing to process until mixture is smooth and spreadable, about 1-1/2 minutes. When ready to serve, smear beer cheese around the center of the board, sprinkle with bacon and green onions. If you're not up for the smear, serve cheese spread in a bowl with your favorite crackers, sliced bread, hard pretzels or veggies on the side.
Beer Mustard Dip
- 4 tbsp Dijon
- 4 tbsp grain brown mustard
- 2 tbsp Island Coastal Lager
- 3 tbsp mayo
- ½ tsp crushed red pepper
Whisk together ingredients above, serve in small bowl with hard pretzels on the side.
Autumn Brew Beer Cocktail
- 1 ½ oz rum
- 2 oz apple cider
- ½ oz lemon juice
- 4 oz Island Coastal Lager
- 1 apple slice
- Cinnamon stick
- Pumpkin spice blend or ground cinnamon
Mix rum, apple cider and lemon juice in cocktail shaker with ice; strain into a glass or mule mug halfway filled with ice; add beer and garnish with an apple slice, cinnamon stick and a pinch of pumpkin spice blend.