Whisk together ranch dressing and hot chile paste in a large bowl.
Mix in chicken pieces and toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 3 hours.
Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
Remove chicken from the bag and transfer to a plate or baking sheet lined with paper towels.
Thread a piece of onion about 1 1/2 inches down the skewer.
Thread the end portion of one strip of bacon onto skewer so the rest of the strip is hanging down. Skewer on a piece of chicken; thread on the next portion of the bacon. Turn the skewer so that the long end of the bacon is again hanging down. Repeat this process of skewering and turning until the entire strip of bacon is threaded, using 4 to 5 chicken pieces.
Thread a second piece of onion onto the end of the skewer.
Repeat steps 5 through 7 for all twelve skewers.
Season chicken skewers with salt and pepper as desired.
Cook the skewers on the preheated grill, turning every 3 to 4 minutes, until nicely browned on all sides and the meat is no longer pink in the center, 12 to 16 minutes total per skewer. Serve with ranch dressing as a dipping sauce.
In a saucepan (I mean the pan you’re going to cook the soup in), fry the Indiana Kitchen bacon until it’s crisp. Remove the Indiana Kitchen bacon from the pan and crumble it up into little bits. Set it aside for now.
Pour some of the excess fat from the pan, then add the onions, garlic and mushrooms. Over medium-high heat, saute them in the Indiana Kitchen bacon fat until the onions are soft and translucent and the mushrooms are limp.
Add the flour to the pan and stir, coating all your little shrooms, onions and garlic bits in flour.
Add the milk and cook over medium heat, stirring often, for about 5 – 10 minutes or so or until the mixture thickens.
Add the pumpkin puree, shredded cheeses, most of the Indiana Kitchen bacon bits (reserving a few for garnish), and the seasonings and cook for a few minutes longer until the cheese melts.
Just before serving, stir in the beer. The soup will froth up for a moment, but then it will calm down again, just in time to serve it.
Pour into bowls and top with shredded cheese, the reserved Indiana Kitchen bacon bits, and fresh parsley leaves. Some people like to put popcorn on their beer cheese soup. That’s fun too.