Beer Bread

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
20 min
1 hr

4 to 6 servings


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Butter a loaf pan and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and beer and mix well. The mixture should be sticky. Pour into the loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes. At the last 3 minutes of baking, remove from oven, brush the top of the loaf with butter and return to oven.

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    Very happy with this. We made a couple of modifications to our liking. Substituted all purpose flour and 3/4 tsp salt and one small packet of instant rapid rise yeast for the self rising flour. Reduced the recipe sugar to 1/4 cup and then substituted clover honey in its place. (The honey complemented the full bodied dark ale we used.) Also added 2 Tablespoons canola oil. The dough sponge was a bit loose and it was necessary to work in about 1/2 cup additionqal flour to tighten it up. Place in loaf pan. After 45 min rising time the result was a terrific loaf of bread. It would make even better dinner rolls if baked in muffin tins.
    A little too sweet. Next time I will use less than half of the sugar
    First beer bread I have made from scratch. Love it and I am not even a beer drinker!
    Soo Easy!!! Soo Yummy!!! Must Try ;)
    Delicious and easy to make! I used a Sam Adams Cherry Wheat beer and would not do so again - this recipe is begging to be made with a dark beer like a porter, Guinness, etc. Definitely use salted butter for on top - delish!
    I've made this several times. This is quick & easy to make. I don't have self rising flour on hand, I looked up the substitution for it using all purpose flour = 3c AP flour, 1 1/2 TBS baking powder, 3/4 tsp salt. It came out great! Easy & versatile recipe. I've substituted club soda for the beer & it is still tasty. Goes great with beef stew & chili.
    way too sweet, didn't rise.....
    First, I used AP flour and added baking powder, so that may have affected it (although I've done the same for many other recipes and they worked great. The loaf is very dense, which is ok but not really what I was looking for. Also, I added the entire half cup of sugar and wish I hadn't, the bread turned out weirdly sweet. I recommend Alton Brown's beer bread recipe, I've made that a couple times and it's much better both texture and flavor wise in my opinion
    Was very good & tasty. Best when hot from the oven. I used an amber beer, would be good with a darker beer and add a little extra sharp cheddar & fresh chives for a different flavor.
    I thought it was a little bulky. I've made lighter loaves, but it was good.
    This is wonderful bread which is always a big hit. I was always asked to make it for college events & it was gone in a flash. -- One variation which I created involves placing Kielbasa sausage in the center of the bread prior to baking in the oven. No need to change the cook time. The bread will be moist with a smokey flavor. Can be eaten with or without butter. Yummy!
    I wish I had read your review before I made this today. 
    Gives me reason to do it again! 
    Pretty good. I added a little cinnamon and used 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of brown sugar. I also listened to another reviewer and poured my melted butter on before baking. Really good if you go into this knowing this is going to be a very dense bread instead of light and fluffy.
    So easy, and so moist. It tastes so good with soup.
    Yummy, quick recipe that is always a big hit. I make one modification: I pour the melted butter on before I bake it and it makes it just a little moister.
    very big success!! I actually have to make some more because it ended too fast, but itīs really easy.
    Really a great recipe, use a nice smokey home brew beer and it turned out perfect (already half gone since last night lol
    Excellent flavor! I was wishing I had a box of T.S. beer bread to make but this was so simple, I don't see why I would ever need the box again. Sorry T.S. I will still buy other products from you. Thanks for a great recipe!
    I use a dark beer and the sugar is just the right addition to the bread. Great with stew or a beer-cheese soup.
    Thanks. I used to use this recipe years ago (1980s but lost it in a move. I am so glad to have found it again. I was fond of using different kinds of beer to get different flavors. Our favorite was dark beer. Gave a nice color and deep "beery" flavor. It's snowing outside, so I'll be making this to go with a hot stew for supper tonight. :-
    So simple, so tasty!
    If you don't like the taste or thought of using beer, you can substitute Sprite or 7UP. Great recipe and who needs expensive mixes when this is sooo easy.
    I love how simple this recipe is, also love how the seasonal pumpkin ales make it taste. I decided to try adding a couple tablespoons of pumpkin pie filling, switched the sugar to 1/4 c granulated and 2/3 dark brown. Turned out really moist and dense yet had a nice slightly crunchy crust. Was a hit at the dinner party I took it to.
    Can't get much simpler than this! Yes, it was sweet, but I loved it! My oldest daughter snagged a bit off my plate, and came back for more - now to see tomorrow how the other two like it... ; Made to go with some chicken chili - perfect accompaniment, I thought...
    This beer bread was so simple and easy to make! Although my family LOVED it, I didn't like it as much purely because I'm not a huge beer fan. (Hence why I still give it 5 stars, I'm just not a beer person! I have to say, it did taste great paired with some sharp farmhouse cheddar cheese! This recipe is too easy not to love!
    This is the best beer bread that I have ever tried! Even better than Tastefully Simple and Pampered Chef beer bread! Very easy recipe and less than 5 minute prep time!
    Just got done making this Beer Bread and it was so easy and taste awesome. I am going to a family reunion and I will be very proud to bring this bread!
    This bread was far better than I thought it would be, considering that it took me no longer than three minutes to throw the ingredients together! It was dense, sweet and was a lovely color after baking. I served it with baked beans and pork chops, which was a great combination, but it was even better a couple of days later with super spicy chili.
    This was super easy and turned out great! My husband can't wait for me to make it again.
    Absolutely foolproof and fabulous! 1/3 cup sugar is plenty, and toasted with butter = heaven!!
    This is amazingly simple. So simple my husband can make it...he doesn't know anything about cooking. If you have all ingreds. on hand, it takes only about 3 mins. to make...then the baking time. I often bring one of these as a gift instead of wine or flowers. Some times I add some oats, or cornmeal for a little added texture. It doesn't hurt to add less sugar.I usually add 1/3 cup less. No difference in taste. We love this!!
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