Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 25 mins

For variety, add a tablespoon caraway seeds to this mix, or add 1 cup grated cheese when you add the beer. If you're really daring, add the cheese AND the seeds! This bread can also be baked as drop biscuits, just bake 12 minutes at 400°F.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together.
  2. Decide on 2 containers: ziploc bags, quart jars, storage containers, etc.
  3. Put 3 cups plus 4 tablespoons mix in each container.
  4. To bake, mix 1 container mix with 1 12 ounce beer- NOT BUD or MILLER LITE.
  5. Put in a greased loaf pan and bake at 350°F for 1 1/4 hours.
  6. If bread sounds hollow when thumped on bottom, its done.
  7. To bake in two smaller loaves, bake at 400°F for 45 minutes.


Most Helpful

Easy and delicious! This recipe was super simple to make! I divided the dough in half and added shredded sharp cheddar to one half and the cheddar PLUS caraway seeds to the other half. Both batches were delicious! I made 4 mini loaves plus some drop biscuits. (Adjust the cooking time accordingly for minis, check after about 40 mins.)Got rave reviews from everyone that ate family, neighbors and my parents! I will definately make this again and soon, my husband looks for it every day when he gets home from work! First thing he asks is, "did you have time to make that beer bread today?" even before he says "hello". :o)

alanamarie March 31, 2009

Ive been making this for years and love it. Thanks for posting it Wildheart Tip: Best way to cut this bread warm, is with an electric knife. Works like a charm.

Micaylah September 28, 2007

This was exactly what I was looking for to go with my chili! It was perfect! I wanted to make this for us before I made the mixes up for gifts, so I halved the dry ingredients and made one loaf. I used a glass pyrex 9 x 5 loaf pan and it was done in 60 minutes (15 less time than listed but that may be due to the type of pan). We only had Coors Light, so that is what I used and it worked fine. I would like to experiment with other brands of beer and also adding the cheese and/or seeds. We couldn't wait, so I sliced this when it was still hot, which wasn't an easy feat with the deliciously crusty top...I have a little left over and can't wait to have it with leftovers tomorrow...then it will probably slice a bit easier! Thanks for sharing this!

Karen=^..^= November 19, 2003

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