This soup is amazing. I first pinned this recipe from How Sweet Eats a month ago and never actually looked at the recipe (typical). When I finally looked at the recipe today I HAD to make it. The base of the soup is onion, red bell pepper and garlic sauteed in bacon grease, then add 2 cups of beer, and almost a pound of cheese and boom. the most amazing soup I have ever eaten. If you like beer you should try this soup.
*I used an Amber ale although she recommended a pale ale simply because this seasonal brew is my favorite and I think it gave it a really rich flavor. Also, at the end I added an extra 1/3 cup of half and half and a tsp. of salt. Next time I make it I am hoping to serve it with these homemade pretzel rolls for dipping- http://www.mylifeasamrs.com/2012/01/salted-pretzel-rolls.html
I used 2 cups of this:
and ended up with this delicious pot of cheesy goodness:
You can find the recipe and some pictures that do this soup justice here: