Soup Lovers Rejoice: Best Beer Cheese Soup Around

October 29, 2023
Homemade Beer Cheese Soup with Chives and Bread

For many of us, as soon as it gets cold out, we’re ready for soup. A hearty and flavorful bowl of soup can warm you up even on the chilliest days, but this kind of soup takes it to the next level. Beer. Cheese. Soup. Combining rich cheese with robust beer, you can enjoy this paired with your favorite brew or on its own as a comforting appetizer or main course. Perfected by breweries and restaurants in Metro Detroit, Beer Cheese Soup is a great addition to your seasonal soup lineup.


1529 Broadway Street, Detroit

In its 20th year, Detroit Beer Company has been a great place to grab a bite while you’re downtown. With 7-9 house-made brews available daily plus a rotating selection on tap, the choices feel pretty endless. Also on the extensive menu is beer cheese soup. Made with their own Broadway lager and thickened with white cheddar and pepper jack cheese, this creamy beer cheese soup is readily available to order as a cup or bowl. 

This is how you Traverse Michigan. With cutting edge technology, tons of cargo space, and advanced safety features, Chevy Traverse is your key to unlocking the mitten state.


699 West Big Beaver Road, Troy

39603 Traditions Drive, Northville

Granite City Brewery has a great variety across its menus, but one stand-out item is the Northern & Cheddar soup. This delicious, classic beer cheese soup is topped with homemade rye croutons. Feel free to pair it with a salad, half sandwich, or pasta for the weekly lunch special, with the ability to mix & match menu options. 


400 Water Street, Rochester

Rochester Mills Beer Company has been in the business of brews and classic American cuisine for 25 years. Serving ‘more than just brew food,’ you will not be disappointed with whatever you choose from the menu. The Rochester Beer Cheese Soup especially stands out, as a rich and creamy Muenster cheese soup made with their Rochester Red and a hint of spice. This soup is also available in a bread bowl, which takes this cozy meal to the next level. 


8115 Richardson Road, Commerce Township

14900 Beck Road, Plymouth

CJ’s Brewing Company has been serving locally made, craft beer, and food since 1997. CJ’s offers 9-10 beers on tap daily and the full-service restaurant features specialty items using locally grown ingredients.  The beer onion soup is certainly great to pair with a brew, as it is French onion soup made with their Golden Lager, topped with croutons, provolone, Swiss, and parmesan cheeses. You can’t go wrong with this option!


120 West Washington Street, Ann Arbor

Grizzly Peak is a great choice to enjoy handcrafted brews in Ann Arbor and also offers a great selection of bites to accompany them. Their version of beer cheese soup uses sharp cheddar, fresh thyme, and peppered pretzel croutons. Perfect on its own or before your meal, the cheddar ale soup is a must-try. 

This article has been updated to include new information. The original article was published on October 2, 2017.