Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Beer Cheese Bites

Holiday Season Appetizer – Bacon-Wrapped Beer Cheese Bites

Looking for an easy appetizer for the holiday season? Coronado Brewing has the perfect recipe for you. You’ll need a few simple ingredients, including the award-winning brew Weekend Vibes IPA.

Visit any CBC location or click here to find Weekend Vibes IPA near you!

Ingredients / Recommended Cooking Supplies

  • Whipped Cream Cheese or Pre-made Chive Cream Cheese
  • Green Onions
  • Weekend Vibes IPA
  • Crescent Rolls or Pre-Made Dough
  • Bacon
  • Tooth-picks
  • Dicer/Mixer

How to Make Bacon-Wrapped Beer Cheese Bites

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Take a standard-size baking sheet and line it with non-stick aluminum foil, or parchment paper. Prepare a wire cooling rack on the side. Watch the video below to see how to make Bacon-Wrapped Beer Cheese Bites.


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Beer-Cheese Filling

  1. Take one small tub of whipped cream cheese or 8oz of your preferred cream cheese style and put into a medium-sized mixing bowl. If using pre-made chive cream cheese, the following step may be skipped.
  2. * Skip this step if using pre-made chive cream cheese. Take a bundle of fresh green onions and chop them into small pieces. Take the chopped bits and put into a dicer/ or continue to chop by hand.
  3. Once diced into thin pieces, pour into the bowl of cream cheese. Use a mixer or thoroughly mix by hand until the chives are fully mixed in.
  4. Take a 16 oz of Weekend Vibes IPA and pour 4oz (or 1/2 a cup) into the chive cream cheese mixture. Mix until evenly blended! Try a small spoonful and make adjustments before moving onto the next step.

Main Recipe

  1. Crack open your crescent rolls and lay them out on a cutting board. If pre-cut, separate each piece of dough. If the dough needs to be cut, we recommend using a pizza roller to cut the dough into even rectangles.
  2. Lay each dough strip on a baking sheet and fill each strip with the beer cheese mixture. Wrap the dough around the cheese to make a “bite” sized ball.
  3. Take the bacon strips and cut them into halves or thirds, whatever size works as long as the piece can be rolled over the crescent dough.
  4. Use standard sized tooth-picks to keep the bacon wrapped around the cheese bites!
  5. Pop into the oven for 12-18 minutes, or until bacon is fully cooked and the dough is a nice golden color.
  6. Once ready, let the beer cheese bites cool on a cooling rack for about 5-7 minutes.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Leftovers? Reheat for 8-10 minutes in the oven at 300 degrees.

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Coronado Brewing Company and SDSU’s Global Campus Partner Again for the Professional Certificate in the Business of Craft Beer Diversity Award

Applications for the Professional Certificate in the Business of Craft Beer Diversity Award Are Now Open

Coronado Brewing has partnered with San Diego State University’s Global Campus in the hopes to promote diversity and inclusion within the brewing community through the Professional Certificate in the Business of Craft Beer Diversity Award. Cheers to that!

The award not only includes full tuition towards certificate completion but a paid internship position at Coronado Brewing’s main brewery as well. The brewing company is hopeful that the scholarship money and internship position will help foster a skilled and diverse generation of brewing professionals. Applications are open now until November 30th at midnight.

About the Professional Certificate in the Business of Craft Beer Program

In the fall of 2013, San Diego State University kick-started its Professional Certificate in the Business of Craft Beer program where students could have the opportunity to explore professions in the craft beer industry. The program provides hands-on training for those who are interested in the business side of the brewing industry.

SDSU’s Craft Beer Certificate program combines sensory and non-sensory courses, giving you a well-rounded education in craft beer. The sensory courses involve tasting beer that accompanies lecture, readings, and select off-site sessions at local breweries for practical hands-on learning. Non-sensory courses focus on the business side of the craft beer industry, such as finances, marketing, distribution, sales, and customer relations.

The overall goal of the program is to create passionate and knowledgeable management and staff in the hospitality industry to give customers a first-class experience.

Application Information

Students can apply by completing the online application, and responding to the following prompt in 500 to 1,000 words.

  1. Please share how you have demonstrated leadership in your community, industry, and/or school and strive to promote a diverse, inclusive, and equitable society.
  2. If you receive this award, how will your participation in the Professional Certificate in the Business of Craft Beer Program provide you the opportunity to impact the brewing industry and be a champion for a more diverse and inclusive workforce?

All applications must be submitted before November 30th, 2022 at 12:00 am Pacific time.

The Professional Certificate in the Business of Craft Beer Program board will review applications and essays to determine which applicants are qualified for the award. Officials will interview the top three finalists and determine the awardee!

Get to know Kassy Fierro, the first recipient to win the Professional Certificate in the Business of Craft Beer Diversity award here.

Enjoy a CBC playlist on Spotify while you apply!