100 Favorite Dishes: #7: Beer Muenster Cheese Soup
Beer Muenster Cheese soup is basically the best grilled cheese you've ever had turned into a soup. There's really no better way to put it. It's a pretty simple dish. The thick, cheesy soup is served in and spills out of a crusty housemade bread bowl. Big Bear's Grizzly Red Ale is a key ingredient and you can taste the hops, which keeps the muenster from being overwhelmingly cheesy.
I personally recommend you pair the soup with the Kodiac Belgian Double. The soup is a thick, heavy dish and it needs a strong beer to compete with it. You can order this as part of a soup and salad combo, but you better bring your appetite. If you order it before a meal, ask for two spoons and split it with a friend.
Soup might not seem like a first choice for a meal under the sweltering South Florida sun, but on a dreary, gray afternoon in the extremely low lit Big Bear dining room, it makes the ideal comfort food.
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