Preheat oven to 350°F Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
In a very large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and add in vegetable oil and beer. Mix. Stir just until just combined. Stir in dried apricots. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 55-60 minutes, until the loaf is light golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (the top should spring back when lightly pressed).
Turn loaf out of the pan and allow the bread to cool on a wire rack before slicing.