3… 2… 1… Beer Bread!

May 17, 2020

By: Autumn Mulgrew | @afterrsummer


Who’s ready for carbs?! Everyone knows that midwesterners enjoy their beer, but they must be crazy to mix it with bread, right? My response: don’t knock it ‘til you try it! I came across this recipe on Facebook of all places, so I didn’t have very high expectations to start. The simplicity and the fact that I actually had all of the ingredients encouraged me to try it out despite my reservations. I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious it turned out! Our need for comfort food is at an all time high right now, so I thought I would share this midwestern favorite.


pouring beer


1 can of beer (I usually use cheap light beer but you can experiment with different kinds)

2 cups self rising flour

3 tablespoons white sugar

Optional Ingredients:

1 cup shredded cheese

1 teaspoon garlic powder



Preheat the oven to 375°

Lightly grease a bread pan

Mix the flour and sugar in a medium bowl

Add beer and mix well

Pour mixture into bread pan

Bake for 45 minutes - 1 hour until inserted toothpick comes out clean


That’s it! This bread is perfect for those last minute housewarming parties or summer barbeques where you feel like you should probably bring something thoughtful and homemade but you don’t have much time to do it. I’m also not the best in the kitchen so the fact that mixing and baking is all that is needed for this beer bread makes it accessible for even the worst of chefs (hi). Feel free to spice up this recipe however you would like (I use shredded cheese and garlic powder) and play around with different kinds of beer as well. Now get baking!

 beer bread

This is the beer bread I made, isn't it beautiful?! (Humble brag)


Autumn is a contributing author for Tada Rugs. Tada Rugs is a 5x7 yoga mat disguised as an artistic area rug that you never have to put away. Tada is short for tadasana, or mountain pose, and our own backyard in the San Juan Mountains of Durango, Colorado is where we find our inspiration. Check out our new designs, enter for a chance to win a new Tada Rug, and be sure to follow us for deals and insider specials! Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, or contact us through our website! Tie a room together and bring your practice home.

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