Beer Bread

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beer bread Every good soup needs good, homemade, bread to go with it. I don’t always (or often) have time to mix up a loaf of bread, knead it, let it rise, and then bake it. My bread machine had a part go missing years ago (and I was not enamored enough with it to replace it). However, I have another bread weapon in my arsenal.

Beer bread.

I’m sure you are no stranger to beer bread. If you have been to any home cooking parties, no doubt you have sampled some.And, while the beer bread mix that you can purchase tastes good, it is expensive!

I’ve been baking beer bread since before beer bread was cool. As a newlywed in Atlanta 18 years ago, I found a recipe for beer bread in a church cookbook. As a newlywed I had limited cooking skills, limited equipment, and a very limited food budget. This easy recipe required no fancy ingredients, did not need a big, heavy mixer and did not even need to be kneaded!


3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
12 ounces of beer
1/4 cup butter, melted


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees, generously grease a loaf pan
2. Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
3. Pour in the beer and mix until blended, do not over-stir.
4. Pour mixture into the loaf pan and spread evenly.
5. Pour melted butter over the top.
6. Bake 30-45 minutes until bread is golden brown.

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About the author : Dakotapam

I’m a Lutheran pastor’s wife and mom to six kids, including toddler twin girls. My life is sometimes normal, and sometimes crazy; but through it all, I know that I am blessed! Some people say that I have my hands full, I prefer to call it living life with both hands full, and I love it!

9 comments to “Beer Bread”

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  1. Jeannette Burnett - January 5, 2014 Reply

    Looks yummy! Can’t wait to try this! Thank you!

  2. Laura Halsey - January 6, 2014 Reply

    looks yummy, Pam! We have a snow day here (which always means baking to me) and just happen to have some “cheerleader” beer leftover that we don’t care to drink as it’s too bland. Perfect for beer bread!

    • Dakotapam - January 6, 2014 Reply

      I always use “cheap” beer in the beer bread. I think it works even better. some of the more flavorful beers leave too strong of a flavor, especially for the kids.

  3. online beer - January 13, 2014 Reply

    Such a wonderful recipe thank you so much for sharing

  4. Lisa - January 14, 2014 Reply

    Pam, this bread is awesome! We are sharing the end piece right out of the oven right now as we wait for our dinner soup. Fast, no kneading or rising – my kind of bread!

    • Dakotapam - January 15, 2014 Reply

      Oh, and we fight over the end pieces! That is the best part! I’m glad you like it! It is always a hit here!

  5. Lisa - January 15, 2014 Reply

    Oh we definitely discovered that the ends are awesome! And tonight while we were getting dinner ready, my daughter picked a piece off the top every time she walked by. Definitely a keeper!

  6. Shana Norris - January 23, 2014 Reply

    This looks so simple and delicious. I’m going to try it tonight! A few years ago I got invited to Tastefully Simple parties quite often. I guess it was a thing around here. Their beer bread mix was my favorite thing!

    • Dakotapam - January 23, 2014 Reply

      Let me know how it goes! I even pre-mix it and keep it in ziplocks for days I need the speed and ease of a mix 🙂

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