Step Awesome: Add your favorite beer. The recipe calls for a Goose Island 312 Wheat beer. I used Chicago Brewing Co. Amber Ale. Not sure I was a fan of chosing this beer for this soup. It is a very tasty beer, but was dry hopped in the end and added a slight bitter taste to the soup that I didn’t prefer. Probably best to stick to light beer like a wheat or pilsner and try to stay away from any sort of hoppy beer.