Beer cheese soup is never the healthiest thing around but I love it so I have to make it once in a while. This is the best recipe I've found yet. This isn't quite the original version, I cooked it a few times and made my own adjustments before I recorded the recipe. FWIW, I think the name comes from a meat / sausage market owned by someone named Otto. Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter 1 medium sized yellow onion, chopped 1/2 cup carrot, finely chopped or shredded * 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped * 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups chicken broth 1 (12 oz) beer of choice ** 7 oz extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 7 oz swiss cheese, shredded 2 cups half-and-half 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp dry mustard 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 lb smoked sausage *** ground black pepper to taste * don't skimp on the carrot or celery, more than 1/2 cup of each is better than less of either ** I think Killian's Red is perfect for this recipe *** Sausage may be deleted: broccoli or potatoes may be substituted for all or half. I like to use the full 1 lb of sausage and add 1/2 lb or more of broccoli (think broccoli cheese soup with sausage...AND BEER!!) roughly chopped and sauteed, or just buy the frozen stuff. How To: Melt butter in a stockpot over medium heat. Add chopped onion, carrot and celery. Saute until softened. Add flour. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often. Add chicken broth and beer. Heat until it comes to a boil. Slowly add cheese while stirring until just boiling and smooth. Add half-and-half, salt, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce and pepper. Reduce heat to low and cook until soup has thickened. Slice sausage (1/2 inch or less) and cut the slices in half, then place in a saucepan. Saute sausage over medium heat until heated thorough. Add sausage to the soup and serve hot. This is a heavy soup. I'm a huge fan of soup as a main course but I can't eat a lot of this stuff at a single sitting. I suggest serving as a side with something else and then freeze the leftovers. If frozen, when thawed it may look separated, but heat it up slowly stirring occasionally and it will come together again.