OMG! Talk about addicting! I used the only brand of beer I am able to drink straight, Red Stripe from Jamaica. I expected the flavor of the beer to actually be lost with the ranch, but it wasn't. It was a perfect combination, actually. The pretzels are by far my favorite dipping tool, and normally I avoid pretzels like the plague! This was a huge hit with all 12 of my quinea pig taste-testers today. Thanks so much for sharing, doogster. It's going to be a staple at our parties now too! :) Made & enjoyed for the Spring 2009 Pick A Chef orphanage.