Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a fast recipe that is perfect for those times when you realize you don't have bread in the house. It is a slightly dense loaf that works well with soup, chili, etc. It can be customized in a number of ways - add any variety of cheese and herbs to the dry ingredients before adding the beer. To avoid a bitter aftertaste from the beer, use the lightest bottled brew you can find.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Sift together all of the dry ingredients (flours through salt) into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Stir in the shredded cheese.
  4. Add the beer all at once, and stir batter until it just comes together.
  5. It will be lumpy.
  6. Do not overmix.
  7. Transfer to a lightly greased 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan and brush top with melted butter.
  8. Bake for 35- 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Turn out onto a rack, and allow to cool.
Most Helpful

Good bread, easy , perfect with soup. Also good toasted the next day. This recipe is a Keeper.

Barb Gertz December 16, 2002

We love beer bread and my recip-e is very similar to this one. I do not use wholewheat flour - prefer the taste of white, but otherwise very few changes. Also I use sharp cheddar or a Mexican blend mixture for a different taste. Whatever, this bread can be addictive.

waynejohn1234 September 17, 2009

Thank you! I made a buttermilk cream of vegetable, cheese & chicken soup for dinner. (Leftovers!) I found this recipe to round it out. I really want to thank you for a guaranteed easy and yummy recipe. The five of us were fighting over the last pieces. This is great. (I made it with Heineken.) I was out of butter so smoothed the top with a little canola oil. Lovely.

Jewels in Woodinville, WA January 13, 2009