Brown Ale and Cheddar Cheese Soup Proving once again that the Internet loves liquefied cheese in any form, this soup was one of our reader’s favorites in 2012. From the post: “Why is that? Because it’s a soup made of cheese and beer and bacon, for goodness’ sake. Any soup that uses ‘bacon pan scrapings’ as one of its major flavoring agents just isn’t going to be that great for you. Calling it ‘soup’ may even be lipsticking the pig, a little bit.