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A loaf of beer bread sliced on a piece of parchment paper.
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Beer Bread

This Beer Bread is made with just a few simple ingredients and incredibly simple to make too. Perfect for an easy snack or side dish!
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword beer, bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Author Danielle


  • 3 cups (375 grams) all-purpose flour spooned & leveled
  • ¼ cup (50 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons (90 grams) unsalted butter, melted and divided
  • 12 ounces (360 ml) beer, room temperature


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Spray a 9x5 loaf pan well with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add ¼ cup (60 grams) of the melted butter and the beer to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • Scoop the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and spread it around into one even layer. Pour the remaining 2 tablespoons (30 grams) of melted butter on top of the batter.
  • Bake at 350°F (177°C) for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes, then carefully remove from the pan, and transfer back to the wire rack to cool completely.


Store bread bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
Freezing Instructions: Bread will freeze well in a freezer bag or container for up to 3 months. Thaw to room temperature before serving or reheat frozen slices in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.
Unsalted Butter: I recommend using unsalted butter to control the amount of salt in the recipe. If using salted butter, reduce the salt in the recipe from 1 teaspoon to 3/4 teaspoon.
Beer: Feel free to use any flavor of beer that you like! I tested this recipe with a honey brewed beer and brown ale, both worked great. If you don't have any beer, you can replace it with an equal amount (12 ounces or 1 and 1/2 cups) of plain seltzer water.