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Heat it Up {Recipe: Beer Bread}

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You’ll have to excuse the inappropriateness of this post. I fully understand your position.. it’s 100 zillion degrees outside and the last thing you want to be tempted with is something that requires you to turn on your oven.

Baking. In the heat of the summer. Who does that?

I do!

And you should too.

Here’s an oldie but goodie (blogged before on Dine & Dish) recipe to get you in the mood…classic Beer Bread. Not the kind you mix up from a box, but just as simple.

Turn on your oven and heat things up even more. It’s so worth it. I promise!

Buttery Beer Bread

Buttery Beer Bread

Beer bread with a thick, buttery crust and tender inside. Quick, easy and so delicious!


  • 3 cups flour, sifted (not packed)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 12 ounce can or bottle of beer
  • 1 stick butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. In a medium bowl and using a wire whisk, sift together all dry ingredients.
  3. Add beer and stir with a wooden spoon until well incorporated.
  4. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray and pour beer bread batter into pan.
  5. Pour melted butter over the top of the beer bread batter.
  6. Bake for 1 hour.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan.
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  1. wow this bread is gorgeous!! i’m definitely going to make this tonight! it’s too easy not to :)

  2. my experience with beer bread..I used a very strong beer *Arrogant Bastard* and the beer taste was overwhelming. Great beer to drink tho.

  3. Katie | Healthnut Foodie says:

    Yum! I’d been planning on making sandwich bread, but I may have to try this first! I’ve never made beer bread before!

  4. When I first moved to Denver I was soon introduced to Coors Beer Bread; you know back in the day when Coors didn’t go east of the Mississippi River and it was sort of a magical beer in the minds of many?

    Same recipe, same deliciousness and I’ve even strayed from the Coors part; it’s so completely different with a dark beer. Good different!

  5. You are my hero!! My mom used to make the best beer bread ever and she can’t find her recipe. I am going to try this one and see how close it is. I remember eating my mom’s beer bread warm with butter….HEAVEN!!

  6. What size loaf pan did you use? Looks delish..oh.and a question. We don’t drink beer here, so a friend provided me with a bottle about ? ago. Will bottled beer ever go bad ?

    • Great question, Denise! Sorry about missing that info.
      I used a 1.5QT 8.5×4.5×2.5 inch glass baking pan.

      I’m not sure if beer will go bad or not. I think it it is stored properly (in the fridge or out of direct sunlight) it should be fine but I honestly am not sure. I’m thinking for a recipe like this, versus drinking it, it should be fine, but that’s just my guess :)

  7. I JUST made beer bread last night! I haven’t tried it yet, but I used pumpkin beer and supplemented it with pumpkin pie spices and cinnamon sugar on top :)

  8. I somehow constantly find myself baking in the summer! This loaf looks delicious and I love how easy it is to throw together!

  9. I wanna bake this just for the smell alone! I’ve used your recipe before. It’s so easy and makes the house smell so wonderful!

  10. It’s cooling off here, so I’m all for turning the oven on. Perfect timing!

  11. This must be that beer bread I was hearing about! It looks so darn good!

  12. Looks delicious! Another bread recipe to try out.

  13. Hmm… wonder if I could substitute something like rootbeer or sprite for the beer? Is it just the carbonation it needs or the yeast? Either way, looks fantastic!

    • My mom has used soda before simply because she didn’t have any beer in the house and it works just as well, the taste is a little different but it works!

  14. Oh Kristen, beer bread is utter bliss! I can smell it through the screen!!

  15. I don’t mind cranking up the oven as long as the AC is on as well. Looks delicious, Kristen :)

  16. I LOVE beer bread, I just made some last week. It’s such a comfort food for me.

  17. That’s some good looking bread, Kristen. Love beer bread and that crust looks so good!

  18. Oh my gosh, this beer bread looks amazzingggggg! What kind of beer do you recommend?

  19. Who said you’re crazy for baking in this heat? I always bake, it’s the only thing that keeps me sane!

  20. I do too! And beer bread sounds pretty good to me. Sounds like fun!


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