Beer Bread

This 5-ingredient beer bread comes together quickly, requires no yeast or kneading, and tastes amazing warm and slathered with butter. The beer gives it a subtle yeasty flavor, and the top has a slightly chewy crunch that is so delicious.


All-Purpose Flour Beer Baking Powder Salt Sugar

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Add flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt to a large mixing bowl and mix to combine.

Step 2

Add the beer to the flour mixture and mix until everything is combined.

Step 3

Pour the mixture into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350°F for 1 hour, or until the top of the loaf is golden brown.

Step 4

Enjoy sliced and warm with butter or honey.

Step 5

Q: Can I use this bread for a sandwich?

A: You can, but I wouldn't recommend it. It's best on its own with butter or honey or as toast. It's not a super sturdy bread, so it might not hold up as sandwich bread.

Q: What is beer bread?

A: It's just what it sounds like-bread made with beer! The beer and baking soda help the bread rise, so no yeast is needed.

Q: What kind of beer should I use for beer bread?

A: Any kind of beer works. If you use a dark beer, your bread will be darker and have a more intense beer flavor. If you use a light beer, your bread will be lighter with a more subtle flavor.

Looking for another bread recipe?

Try our beer cheddar rolls!