Soupe à la Bière (Beer Soup)
Soupe à la Bière (Beer Soup) or Soupe à la bière du Nord (Northern soup) and even Potage à la bierre, is a delicious potato and leek, vegetarian soup, with the addition of beer from the Alsace region. Rustic and hearty to cosy up with on those chilly evenings.
There are many variations when it comes this soup. Some add cream, cheese or egg yolks, but this recipe is one of my favorites and think you’ll love it too. Doesn’t this look like the perfect bite with a crispy crouton?
Let’s toast to the weekend and stay warm at the same time with this delicious European medieval inspired soup.
Now, in case you’re wondering how good could soup with beer really taste? 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 its heaven in a bowl.
Since we are talking about French soup, I would be remiss to not share with you my ever popular French Onion Soup with Mini Croutons (picture below). A classic that stands the test of time.
If you’ve ever 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.
As I mentioned, this soup has no milk or cream. The creaminess comes from the blending of the potato which, in my opinion, gives it a smooth, velvety texture.
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13 Comments on “Soupe à la Bière (Beer Soup)”
This is a nice recipe. I would also try the version with egg yolks which feels more decadent.
That soup looks astonishingly good! I love the colors and the ingredients too.
This looks wonderful! I make a cheese sauce with beer and I love the way it tastes so I know I am going to love this. Pinning!
Janette, you are a legend! Honestly, I have never seen this before and even if I did, I probably wouldn’t have looked at it. But thank gawd I know you so I saw this! Beer soup – who would have thought??!! Though I did notice that it’s a European soup and I certainly got served up plenty of it when I was in various parts of Europe so possibly I ate it and didn’t realise cause I didn’t understand 🙂 I’ll just have to make this and see if it tastes familiar! If I can’t find the brand of beer you used, is there a suitable substitution you recommend?
Thank you so much Nagi. I would say since it’s easier to find you could use Blue Moon beer.
G’day Your soup looks warm and welcoming as can be Janette!
Mmmmmm… this looks so good! And since the alcohol cooks out of the beer, I can eat the whole vat even though I’m knocked up, right? 🙂
This looks so fantastic, I love beer soup!!
Thank you Tara.
Looks delicious Janette.
Thank you so much Patty 🙂
I love seeing new soup recipes on your blog! This one looks extremely delicious, and I’m curious to try it, since I’ve never he’d a beer soup! Pictures are amazing as usual! (By the way I have the same towel :))
Thank you so much Mira 🙂