Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

This recipe was posted in reply to a beer bread request on the "Recipe Request" message board. "Alaskan Beer Quick Bread by John McGhee. A great addition with any Alaskan beer and to any meal!"

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together in a bowl, the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Add 12 ounces Alaskan Amber Beer*.
  3. Mix until evenly moistened.
  4. Bake in oiled loaf pan at 400°F for about 45 minutes.
  5. Invert onto rack and remove pan.
  6. Serve with butter& honey.
  7. *You could probably substitute any brand of"Amber" beer in this recipe.
Most Helpful

Yum, yum, yum was this tasty. I have tried beer breads before, and for some reason, this one tasted especially good. I did not have Alaskan beer, so I used a German Kolsch instead. nlike most beer breads, which often come out looking rather lumpy and bumpy, this baked up into a pretty brown loaf with a very crispy crust and a tender, moist interior. The smell is so wonderful - everyone was coming into the kitchen wondering what the great smell was. Delcious! Gone in 10 minutes flat. One word of caution: don't overmix your batter or it can get hard (this is from experience making beer breads) and this is more of a tearing bread rather than a slicing bread..don't expect nice, neat slices. Also - when you first slice into the bread, you may notice wet streaks that at first appear to be undercooked bits - they are not, but rather are pockets of beer dampened bread that taste amazing. Really great beer bread!

HeatherFeather September 09, 2002

Wonderful bread, Dee!! The only beer I had was Foster's, but it worked beautifully. I also added a leftover 1/2 cup of shredded, smoked sharp cheddar that I didn't want to go to waste. I made it with my stand mixer, mixing all dry ingredients with the cheese and then adding the beer (using the paddle, not the dough hook). I mixed on high for only about 30 seconds. Otherwise, it was made to recipe and will be made over and over again. I can't wait to try it with some additions such as dark beer, grated onion, parmesan/romano/blue cheese, chives, rosemary, basil, etc., etc. It went together so quickly and easily, and baked exactly at the time and temp. listed. The texture is perfect--dense and moist. I'm going to try it for breakfast toast in the morning. Thanks so much for a bread that will be eaten here a LOT!!

Vina September 06, 2003

It was delicious. I followed the recipe and added caraway seeds. Next time I will like to try adding cheese.

g24 February 22, 2009