4-8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened (I used 1/3 less fat and it was still delicious)
2/3 cup beer (I used Yuengling)
2 envelopes Hidden Valley Original Ranch packets
4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, beer, and ranch packets until smooth and creamy in appearance.
After that, stir in the cheese. I turned the hand held mixer to a lower speed and combined it that way.
You could serve the dip right away, but its best if you cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours. That way the flavors have time to combine. You could also make this dip a day or so ahead of time.