Roasted Broccoli Beer Cheese Soup made with Sixpoint Bengali IPA, Cabot Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese, and Crispy Bacon.
Want to make Broccoli Beer Cheese Soup taste even better? Roast the broccoli first! Want to make it taste even betterer? Add Beer! Sixpoint Bengali IPA to be exact. We were able to get this Bengali fresh from the brewery on our trip to NYC!
Thanks to the help of one of our friends, we were able to schedule two really amazing brewery tours while in NYC. Huck was in charge of all the planning and coordinating for the brewery tours during our trip. He spoke with a representative from Sixpoint, but with our busy schedule while in NYC, we didn’t think we would make it to Sixpoint.
As we were walking over the Brooklyn Bridge, a lady from Sixpoint called and asked if we wanted to stop by the brewery for a tour. When we told her we needed food and had to be at Brooklyn Brewery at 5PM, and she said she’d meet us there with pizza and give us a quick tour. How can you say no to beer and pizza? You can’t!!
Our cab dropped us off at the address a little while later, and we started looking for the entrance. We knew we were at the right place because of the kegs, but we couldn’t find the door.
See, we thought we would go sit at the bar, and enjoy a beer while we waited for Jamie. We spotted a guy wearing a Sixpoint t-shirt and asked him where the taproom was. He politely told us there was no taproom. With very confused looks on our face, we told him we were invited for a tour of the brewery. He then lead us into the brewery and upstairs to a conference room/break room/office/kitchen combo. I’m not going to lie, it was kind of awkward. There were guys having a meeting, working, and here we were sitting in the middle of everything. The room did have two badass kegarators, and they offered us beer. Beer helps break the ice.
We didn’t have to wait long before Jamie arrived and showed us around. We met a few of the other employees and sampled more beers before it was time to head to Brooklyn Brewery. Jamie was nice enough to give us a ride since she lived near by. If you’re keeping up with this, she hydrated us, feed us, and gave us a ride.
Now, back to the soup! This recipe is perfect for a cold winter day. The roasted broccoli gives this soup a nice chard, roasted, flavor.
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- Cooking Spray
- ½ Tablespoon Oil
- 2 Cups Broccoli Florets
- 3 Slices Bacon- Chopped
- 2 Tablespoon Butter
- ¼ Cup Flour
- 2 Cup Milk
- 1 Cup Beer
- 1½ Cup Cheese- Shredded
- Salt and Beer to Taste
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Coat a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Place Broccoli Florets on cookie sheet, drizzle over oil, and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 8-10 minutes. Chop the roasted Broccoli into small pieces.
- Cook Bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crispy. Remove bacon and add Butter to the bacon fat. Once butter is melted, add Flour and stir. Whisk in Milk and Beer. Add Cheese. Once Cheese is melted, add the roasted Broccoli. Cook over medium low until cheese is thick. Add Bacon and serve.