1/2 c. finely chopped onion
 1/4 c. finely chopped carrot
 4 tbsp. butter
 5 tbsp. flour
 1/2 tsp. paprika
 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
 1 (12 oz.) can of beer
 1 c. chicken broth
 1 lb. grated Cheddar cheese
 1 c. heavy cream
 1/4 tsp. Tabasco
 Popcorn, for garnish
 Saute carrots and onions in butter.  Stir in flour, cook on low
  heat 3 or 4 minutes, but don't brown.  Stir in paprika, mustard,
  beer, and chicken broth.  Use wire whisk until smooth.  Add cheese,
  bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
  Remove from heat and fold in heavy cream.  Add Tabasco and serve
  with popcorn.  Serves 6.