Soup à la Bière (Beer Soup) is a delicious potato and leek based soup with the addition of Belgian beer. Rustic and hearty to cosy up with on those chilly evenings.
Soup à la bière (beer soup) served in a white bowl topped with parsely and croutons along with a cold beer

Let’s toast to the weekend and stay warm at the same time with this delicious European medieval inspired soup. Also known as soup à la bière in the region of Northern Europe.

It is also Oktoberfest! Make this soup with your favorite German beer and celebrate the Bavarian festival.

 

Now, in case you’re wondering  how good could this soup really be with beer? It’s pretty darn good. Just like when you add wine to dishes and allow the alcohol to cook out, the same goes here and what you’re left with is a rich velvety, flavorful soup. Throw on some crispy croutons and it’s heaven in a bowl.

Another great dish for Oktoberfest is Slow Cooker Beer Bratwurst with Onions and Peppers, you can see that recipe at the bottom of the post.

If you’ve had potato and leek soup, this is similar with beer added for amazing flavor. If the beer is not for you, or you are serving to children, you can omit the beer. Doesn’t this look like the perfect bite with a crispy crouton?

A spoonful of soup with crouton for the perfect bite

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Soup à la Bière (Beer Soup)

Soup served in a white crock bowl with a spoon and croutons

A delicious potato and leek based soup with the addition of Belgian beer. Rustic and hearty to cosy up with on those chilly evenings.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces unsalted butter
  • 14 ounces potatoes, chopped
  • 1 leek, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 16 fluid ounces Hoeggarden white beer
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf and sprig of rosemary tied together
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter, add the potatoes, leek and onion. Reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Pour in the beer and the water, herbs, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Remove the herbs, pass the soup through a food mill or blender. Reheat, test for seasoning and adjust.
  4. Garnish with croutons.

Nutrition Information


Amount Per Serving Calories 234Saturated Fat 7gCholesterol 30mgSodium 31mgCarbohydrates 22gProtein 3g