This easy, classic beer bread is the only recipe you’ll ever need! It’s super easy to put together and is the perfect dunking vehicle for most soups and stews! Beer bread is known for it’s wonderfully yeasty flavor and this recipe has all that and a great buttery flavor!
I love homemade bread recipes that I can make at home easily! This recipe is a great example of a doable, homemade, warm, crazy flavorful bread that my family loves. Try my Bisquick biscuits and super tender crescent rolls next!
If you want another easy to make bread you gotta try my How that for a simple side dish!
What I Love About This Recipe
- The easiest bread you’ll bake, like, EVER!
- Goes just about perfectly with everything.
- Great texture.
- Only 6 ingredients, all easy to find.
- Young chefs love to make it.
How To Make Beer Bread
The first thing I do is to sift my flour into the mixing bowl I’m going to make the dough in. Then whisk in the baking powder, salt, and sugar. Pour in the beer and mix until incorporated and top dough with butter. Then bake. Incredibly easy!
What To Serve With Beer Bread
This is delicious with any soup or stew. It’s wonderful with my crock pot beef stew, one of the biggest reader favorite (and mine) recipes on my site. I love it with vegetable beef soup and instant pot white chicken chili.
During warmer months I serve it as a side for grilled food or main course salads. It’s an all-season kinda recipe.
Beer Bread Recipe + Ingredients Notes
- Sifting: Listen, I’m the first to admit I can be a lazy baker. True confession, I often skip sifting. In this recipe, I don’t skip it. By nature, this bread has a heavy texture. It’s a good, hearty texture that lends itself toward great comfort food. The thing is, without the sifting it can verge on the slightly too heavy side.
- Baking Powder: Make sure your baking powder is fresh so it can do its job and rise the bread. Old baking powder won’t produce that right results.
- Sugar: My family likes this bread to have a bit of sweetness to it. You can add anywhere from 1 tablespoon to 1/4 cup of sugar depending on where your preferences lie. If you use 1 tablespoon of sugar the bread will only have a hint of sweetness. If you use 1/4 cup you will have a savory bread with a noticeable sweetness.
- Butter: If you’d prefer to lower the fat in this recipe, you can cut the butter in half.
- Beer: Here’s the fun part. You can change up the style of beer to change the flavor of the bread so try different types.
- Store Tips: store completely cooled bread in a resealable plastic bag or tightly wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature for up to 3 days
More Favorite Bread Recipes
- Secret Ingredient No-Knead Bread
- Southern Cornbread
- Bisquick Cornbread
- Lion House Rolls
- Garlic and Herb Parker House Rolls
- Bisquick Rolled Biscuit
- The Absolute Best Garlic Bread
- 3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 (12-ounce) can beer
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a 9X5 inch loaf pan.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together sifted flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Make a well in the center. Pour beer into well. Using a wooden spoon, mix until combined. Pour into prepared pan. Pour butter of batter.
- Bake in preheated oven 35-45 minutes cool or until top is golden brown. Cool in pan 15 minutes, or until all the butter is absorbed into the bread.
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Hi I have question. If this is a yeast-free recipe doesn’t the beer make it a yeast bread since one of beers main ingredient is yeast? I am highly intolerant to yeast and looking for good recipes so I can still enjoy it so I just wanted to clarify! Thanks in advance.
Oh Aleah, great question. You are 100% correct. It’s not a yeast-free bread. It’s a recipe that doesn’t require adding any additional dry yeast. 🙂
Absolutely delicious!!!! And oh sooooo easy to make…have made a loaf three weeks in a row now and will continue to do so…we love it!
Side note: I used non-alcoholic beer and it tasted amazing!
Hi, M&B! Wow, it looks like it’ll be your go-to bread! Thank you for your positive review. I will try the non-alcoholic beer next time 🙂 Thanks for the tip!
Sonya Heideman says
Hi. Sounds delicious!
One part was confusing, though. The recipe calls for baking POWDER, but in the “Recipe Notes” section on “Baking Powder”, it goes on to talk about baking SODA. I wouldn’t want to use the incorrect ingredient!
Hi, Sonya! Yikes. Thanks for catching that! It’s now correct. Let us know how it turns out 🙂
Sonya Heideman says
Just made the bread tonight. This recipe is a definite KEEPER!
I noticed that most of the butter seemed to have soaked into the bottom of the loaf. Is that normal? Or did I do it incorrectly? It tastes great; I was just wondering if I needed to do something different next time.
We have a couple cans of dark beer from a local brewery that were nice to try, but not something we’d drink regularly. That beer made for delicious bread! So … if you have extra beer — maybe a brand you purchased for guests — this bread is a great way to use it up.
Thanks again for your fantastic recipes!
Hey Sonya! So happy you enjoyed this Beer bread. I don’t care for drinking dark beer either, but it’s truly awesome in this recipe!! No, you didn’t do anything wrong. That’s just how this bread bakes up! <3
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Lynne Bigelow says
Tried your recipe for dinner this evening and the Hubs was crazy about it!!
So happy it was a hit with your family, Lynne! <3
janet poole says
can you do this in a bread maker?
Hi Janet! I haven’t tried making this with a bread maker so I can’t advise! If you give this a try, let me know how it turns out for you. Happy cooking!
Edith ( Penny) Weldon says
Can’t wait to try it soon.
Question, do you pour the butter into the batter before you put it into the bread pan? Or do you pour the butter on top of the batter in the bread pan?
Also, if you don’t have a sifter in your house, can you pour the flour into a blender or food processor to do it instead?
My husband is wanting us to make it this weekend‼️‼️
Hi Penny. You pour the butter on top of the bread batter after it’s in the pan. Hope that clarifies! You can definitely use a blender or food processor to aerate the flour. Enjoy!! 🙂
Edith (Penny) Weldon says
Thanks so much!!