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Beer Bread Recipe

Beer Bread Recipe

Beer bread is a simple and delicious type of bread made with beer as one of its primary ingredients. It's a popular and easy-to-make recipe that requires minimal effort but delivers maximum flavor. The combination of beer, flour, baking powder, and a touch of sweetness creates a unique taste profile, with a moist crumb and a crispy, golden crust. 

This comforting loaf is prepped and ready to enjoy in less than two hours – making it a quick tasty treat, potluck favorite, or hearty snack for a friend or family member.   

A Few Key Ingredients: 

  • Beer – This can be any beer of your choice. Lighter beers like lagers or ales create a lighter-colored bread with a mild taste while darker beers like stouts create a darker-colored, stronger-flavored bread.
  • Sugar – Adding sugar to bread not only acts as a liquefier, but helps create a softer crumb.  
  • Self-rising flour – Self-rising flour allows homemade bread to rise without yeast, speeding up the bread-making process (which we love!)  

We recommend serving your beer bread fresh out of the oven. You can cut the bread into thick, hearty slices and present on a serving board with a butter dish on the side for guests to choose between a slather of salted or unsalted butter. 

Also, if you’re looking for an easy and thoughtful party favor, Beer Bread dry mix makes the perfect gift. Simply mix the dry ingredients and package in little paper bags. Create a custom label or handwrite the baking instructions on the bag. Attach a recipe card, and voila! You now have a thoughtful party favor that can be simply mixed with a bottle of beer and baked for a tasty treat long after the party ends. 

Beer Bread

Serves 8, Yields 1 loaf 


  • 3 cups self-rising flour   
  • 1/4 cup sugar   
  • 1 (12 ounce) beer, room temperature   
  • Pinch of salt   
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted  


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and adjust the oven rack to middle position. Grease a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan and set aside. In a medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, and salt. Stir beer into dry ingredients just until combined. Do not overmix! 

Pour batter into a loaf pan and brush the top with melted butter. Cover with a dish towel and allow the bread to rise at room temperature for 30 minutes. 

Bake for 1 hour until golden. Allow bread to cool a few minutes before slicing. Beer Bread is best served warm and topped with softened butter! Once cooled, the loaf of beer bread can be kept wrapped in foil.  

Notes: To reheat your beer bread, slightly open foil so bread doesn’t steam and place in the oven at 350 degrees until warm. Also, leftovers, {if you have any}, are good toasted or grilled with a slather of soft butter.  

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or new to the kitchen, we think this recipe will become your next go-to. 

Serve It Up:  
This stylish loaf pan is oven and dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.
The Arabesque Black Trim Scallop Plate is traditional with a twist.


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