Fenton Winery & Brewery ’s Cheesy Ale Soup Recipe

The dish features the brewery’s Ignescent Amber Ale
cheesy ale soup
Fenton Winery & Brewery ’s Cheesy Ale Soup

Adding a well-balanced brew brings depth of flavor to Fenton Winery & Brewery’s Cheesy Ale Soup. Learn how to make the tasty dish use the recipe below. 

How to Make Fenton Winery & Brewery ’s Cheesy Ale Soup

(Yield: Approx. 12 servings) 


1/2 cup carrots

1/2 cup celery

1 cup onion

2 Tbsp. butter 

1 tsp. garlic, chopped

2 Tbsp. flour

12 oz. Fenton Winery & Brewery Ignescent Amber Ale (can sub mildly hopped Amber available near you)

16 oz. vegetable broth or stock

1/2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1/2 Tbsp. dry mustard

1 Tbsp. sugar

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp. paprika

16 oz. heavy cream

3 cups cheddar, grated 

3 cups smoked Gouda, grated


Roughly chop the carrots, celery, and onion, and blend until smooth.

Melt the butter in a large saucepan, over medium heat, and cook the pureed vegetables for 5 minutes. Add chopped garlic and continue cooking for 2 minutes. Slowly add flour while whisking constantly and cook for another 3 minutes. Add Amber Ale, vegetable broth, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, sugar, cayenne pepper, and paprika.

Whisk until fully incorporated. Add heavy cream and return the mixture to a simmer.

Once it starts bubbling, add cheddar and Gouda, whisking constantly until fully melted.

The soup should have an overall smooth overall consistency. Serve with BLTs for dipping, or enjoy solo, sprinkled with cheese and pretzel bits for added texture. 

Fenton Wintery & Brewery, 1370 N. Long Lake Road, Fenton; 810-373-4194; fentonbrewery.com

This story is from the April 2022 issue of Hour Detroit. Read more in our digital edition

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