I ended up combing 2 recipes together and using a beer base, Sam Adam's Dark Depths, and also used Vermont White Cheddar and Jarlsberg with a few other secret ingredients :)
As for dippers I picked up some Bratwurst
Also Keilbasa and Little Smokies
And Sour Dough Bread, which I toasted a little...
Not the healthiest of dinner but turned out pretty good and the hubby loved it :)