Lupulin IPA Spicy Pub Cheese

Whether you’re looking for a delicious appetizer to enjoy with friends or want to upgrade your sandwich with a cheese spread, this Lupulin IPA Spicy Pub Cheese may just be what you’re craving. The citrusy hop flavor of the Lupulin IPA adds a slightly sweet and mildly bitter flavor, which compliments the smokiness of the Applewood Smoked Cheddar from Carr Valley Cheese Company and the creaminess of Kenny’s Farmhouse white cheddar. A spicy kick in the taste buds from Fathom Hot Sauce’s Pubpaya hot sauce will have you reaching for a cold beverage nearby.

You’re in for a real treat with this latest recipe episode of Cooking with Sun King!


  1. The first step is to flatten the IPA. Yes, it does sound weird, but you need to have the bubbles out, and the room temp beer will help with emulsifying the cheese! To do this, add the beer to a bowl and whisk it well – off and on for 5 to 10 minutes. Set it aside.
  2. Place the cheeses and garlic in a food processor and pulse until it’s in coarse crumbs.
  3. Add the Cream cheese, Worcestershire, mustard, hot sauce and salt and blend until combined.
  4. With the processor on, slowly stream in the beer until the mixture is smooth, about 5 full minutes. The cheese will look mousse-like.
  5. Scoop it into a bowl, top it with the chives and serve!

Recipe Credit

Culinary Director Steven Unrue has been a chef in Indiana for the past 13 years. He’s skilled craftsmanship in the culinary arts has allowed him to work at many great Indianapolis restaurants and private dining facilities. Learning and mastering food and beverage pairing has been a huge focus of Steven’s and is what led him to Sun King Brewery & Spirits.

As Culinary Director, Steven is currently building a database of paired recipes for all of Sun King Brewery’s variety of unique beers and handcrafted spirits. He is passionate about teaching other local chefs on how best to pair Sun King beer with their dishes. He aspires to educate not only the Sun King staff but all of Sun King’s fans with the knowledge of food and beer and why each style of beer pairs so well with various dishes.