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Beer Bread

With only a handful of simple ingredients, this easy and delicious beer bread recipe has so much flavor and will surely become a favorite.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 265 kcal


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 12 ounces beer, light in color
  • ¼ cup salted butter, melted


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Butter or spray the inside of a 9x5-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar into a large mixing bowl.
  • Pour the beer into the bowl with dry ingredients. Stir to combine. The mixture will be sticky.
  • Transfer the bread mixture to the loaf pan. Use a spoon to spread bread mixture out to edges while leaving it somewhat uneven on the top to give it a more rustic look when it’s done cooking.
  • Pour the melted butter over the bread mixture and place it in the preheated oven.
  • Cook for 1 hour, uncovered.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes.
  • Serve with butter, honey, and jam.


  • You can adjust the flavor of this bread based on the type of beer you use.
  • This homemade beer bread recipe will make one loaf, but you could always double or triple it to make more.
  • Sifting the flour is the most important part of this whole recipe. The bread will be lighter and airier if sifted. If not sifted, then it will be a denser bread.
  • Check the bread at 50 minutes of cook time. If it is too brown on the top, cover with aluminum foil for the remaining 10 minutes.
  • The top of the loaf will be buttery and crunchy after it’s done cooking.


Sodium: 340mgCalcium: 76mgVitamin A: 177IUSugar: 6gFiber: 1gPotassium: 215mgCholesterol: 15mgCalories: 265kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 6gProtein: 5gCarbohydrates: 44gIron: 2mg