german style pretzels?

I know this is not a pretzel recipe but it sounded like a majority of you will like this recipe.

Wisconsin Beer Cheese Soup
12 ounces bock beer
8 slices bacon
1/2 cup onions, diced
1/2 cup carrots, finely chopped
1/2 cup celery, minced
1/4 cup sweet red peppers, minced
1 (10 1/2 ounce) can condensed chicken broth
1/4 cup flour
1 cup half-and-half
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tablespoon sugar
salt and pepper

Open beer and let stand while dicing vegetables. Saute bacon until crisp. Drain and crumble. In large soup kettle, saute vegetables in two tablespoon of bacon grease until soft. Add chicken broth. Fill chicken can with beer and add to mixture. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low.

Pour remaining beer into a small mixing bowl and whisk in flour. Gradually add to broth, stirring constantly, till thick. Add half and half, bacon and cheese. Heat until cheese melts. Stir in sugar. Add salt and pepper to taste