By some accounts, the spread was invented in the 1930s by Chef Joe Allman for the Driftwood Inn, located alongside the Kentucky River near Boonesborough. The inn was owned by Joe’s cousin, Johnnie, who served the spicy dip as a complimentary snack to keep beer drinkers thirsty. Legend has it Johnnie lost the restaurant (and its precious beer cheese recipe) to a bet with a man named Carl Johnson in the 1960s. In 1965, the restaurant and its recipes were acquired by George and Gertrude Hall, who renamed the restaurant Hall’s on the River… Read More.
Hall’s Beer Cheese
So what’s the deal with Beer Cheese? Beer Cheese was invented right here on the Kentucky River, and Hall’s On The River made it famous. The unique flavor of Hall’s Beer Cheese begins with beer and aged Wisconsin sharp cheddar cheese, and finishes with a bit of spice that provides the “snap” to Hall’s Snappy Beer Cheese. The story of Hall’s Beer Cheese is entertaining. Learn more about Hall's famous Beer Cheese!
Question or Comment?