Harp and Guinness Stout Cheese Soup

March 16, 2015

Harp and Guinness Stout Cheese Soup is an all-time favorite luncheon idea I came up with years ago after making my husband Guinness Cheese Soup for St. Patrick’s day when we first got married. You can not go wrong by combining Guinness Stout with Harp Lager,  Kerrygold Irish Dubliner cheese, carrots, onions, and half cream with a simple seasoning of thyme and kosher salt and pepper to make a delicious, comforting, warm, tasty soup.


Harp and Guinness Stout Cheese Soup

We all know I will look for any reason to dump one of Mr. McCallum’s cold ones in a recipe like when I made Wisconsin Style Beer Cheese and Bacon Soup last October for Oktoberfest. The flavor of Guinness  Stout and Harp Lager mesh well with one another, just a cold Black & Tan do.

It’s one of the last Irish Inspired recipes before St. Patrick’s Day, and man is it good!

Below you will find my recipe for Harp and Guinness Stout Cheese Soup with simple instructions to make your own make a delicious, comforting, warm, tasty Harp and Guinness Stout Cheese Soup this St. Patrick’s Day.


Harp and Guinness Stout Cheese Soup

  • One stick of Kerrygold Dubliner butter

  • Two large yellow onions, roughly  diced

  • Two carrots, thinly sliced

  • Two cloves peeled garlic, minced

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 24- ounces vegetable broth

  • 12- ounces Guinness Stout

  • 12- ounces Harp Lager

  • Two cups half and half cream

  • 24- ounces Kerrygold Irish Dubliner cheese, freshly grated

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 tablespoon of thyme

  • kosher salt, to taste

  • fresh ground pepper, to taste




  1. Melt six tablespoons of  Kerrygold Dubliner butter in a large dutch oven on a lower heat setting. Once melted, add onions, carrots, and garlic, sauté for 5 minutes.

  2. Once onions, carrots, and garlic have sautéed, add 1/2 of a cup of flour, constantly stirring as not to burn flour, till flour is a rich light honey color.

  3. Add 2 cups of vegetable broth, 12 ounces of Guinness Stout, and  12 ounces of Harp Lager. Cook for about 15-20 minutes on lower the heat setting, stirring here and there.

  4. After 15  minutes of cooking time has elapsed, add 2 cups of half and half cream very slowly add 24 ounces of freshly grated Kerrygold Irish Dubliner cheese a little at a time, constantly stirring.

  5. Add 1/4 of a cup of brown sugar, thyme, kosher salt to taste, and fresh ground pepper. Cook on very low stirring here and there for about 10-15  minutes.

  6. Ladle Harp and Guinness Stout Cheese Soup into crocks or soup cups top with extra Kerrygold Irish Dubliner cheese and serve with Irish Soda bread or bread of choice.





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