Old Fashioned Beer Bread

Beer Bread is a classic Old Fashioned Batter Bread that has a crisp-buttery topping and only uses 4 simple ingredients.

Today's recipe is short and sweet!!! The other day I mentioned in my beef stew post that I was serving this delicious Old Fashioned Beer Bread along side. Well I finally got the recipe posted so I hope you enjoy it. Beer Bread is one of my favorite breads to serve with soup or stew. I snapped a few pictures of the bread before it was demolished. The crust turns out so golden brown every time and my family just loves it. 

Start by mixing all the ingredients together. Pour and spread the mixture into a standard loaf pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray (I use the baking spray with added flour) Pour half of the melted butter over the bread and place on the center rack of your oven.  

Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Test with a toothpick in the center of the bread and make sure it comes out clean. Make a slight slit down the top of bread and add the remainder of the melted butter over the top of the bread and bake an additional 5 - 10 minutes.  

Yum right out of the oven. Let cool about 5 minutes in the loaf pan then remove, cool completely and slice.

Yield: 6-8
Author: Tina Butler | Mommy's Kitchen
Old Fashioned Beer Bread

Old Fashioned Beer Bread

Beer Bread is a classic Old Fashioned Batter Bread that has a crisp-buttery topping and only uses 4 simple ingredients.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 55 MinTotal time: 1 H & 4 M


  • 2 1/2 cups self rising flour (measured then sifted)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1  12 oz can of beer (do not use a dark beer)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter, melted and divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a standard size loaf pan with non-stick spray. 
  2. In a large bowl add the self-rising flour, sugar and beer. Stir until combined.
  3. Spread the mixture into prepared loaf pan. Pour half of the melted butter over the top of the bread.
  4. Place the loaf pan on the center rack of the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown. 
  5. Test bread with a toothpick inserted in the center if it comes out clean it's done. 
  6. Remove bread from oven, make a slight slit down the top of bread and brush the remaining melted butter over the top. 
  7. Bake bread for an additional 5- 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and cool in loaf pan for 10 minutes, then remove to wire rack or plate and cool completely.


This bread is wonderful the next day, spread on some butter and sprinkle cinnamon sugar and top and toast in your toaster oven yum! If you don't have self rising flour you can make your own: To make 2 cups of self-rising flour, you would mix together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 3 teaspoons baking powder, and ½ teaspoon salt. 

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Reeni said…
It looks so delicious and so fluffy! It looks perfect to go with a bowl of soup or chile.
Cat said…
This looks great! Thanks for the recipe, I can't wait to go out and buy some beer!

p.s. Can you contact me and tell me how to edit this comment message? I'd love to be able to do that! Thanks
Tina Butler said…
Hi Cat the only way i know to edit a comment, it just to delete it and add a new comment.
Anonymous said…
I think you can add baking powder to all-purpose flour to make it "self-rising". Does anyone know the ratio? Thanks.
Tina Butler said…
Leftie Lady I have updated the Beer Bread Recipe post with the information on how to make Self Rising Flour using All Purpose flour. I have also listed it on the printable version of the recipe as well. I hope this helps.
Live.Love.Eat said…
You mean I don't have to knead or let rise or anything for this? Awesome.
Beverly said…
I wanted to let you know I made this bread for our Christmas dinner and it was delicious! My boys loved it! Thanks so much for posting a wonderful recipe!!!
Sagie58 said…
I have a can of beer that has been sitting for a couple of months just waiting for this recipie!
Thanks bunches!
I make this all the time but with Pepsi or Mt Dew or whatever soda I have on hand...the pepsi will make the bread a little darker and denser but it's still pretty doggone yummy :).
teresa said…
I will never buy the Tastefully Simple mix again after making this. I made a loaf last night and there was none left. Tonight my son is making it.
Jennmaccv said…
I have the Tastefully Simple Beer Bread mix and while it is very good, I would love to be able to make my own and not have to special order it! I can't wait to try this tonight with your beef veggie stew I am making.