Colby-Jack Beer Bread

Colby-Jack Beer Bread

I was inspired to make beer bread when I accidentally knocked the cap off of a beer bottle early in the day.  I put plastic wrap over it and decided it would not go to waste, I could make beer bread.  I think I’ve made beer bread before but it’s been so long that I don’t remember.  I will be making this more often, we all loved it!  I had it for a mid-morning snack with a little butter.  This recipe was so simple but the flavors of the beer and the cheese are really there.  I think you could easily make these into muffins or drop biscuits. Use your choice of cheese, cheddar would be awesome and use whatever beer you have handy, I used Moose Head, it’s my favorite.   I can’t wait until supper, I am going to use it for grilled cheese sandwiches maybe along side some tomato soup, now doesn’t that sound good?

Colby-Jack Beer Bread


3 cups self-rising flour *substitution for using all purpose flour below

1/3 cup sugar

2 cups colby-jack cheese, shredded

1/4 cup butter, melted

12 oz beer

Cooking Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, and cheese stirring to combine.  Add melted butter and beer and stir just until combined.  Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes to one hour.  Remove from pan onto a wire rack to cool.  Slice and serve with butter.



*I often forget to buy self-rising flour. You can use 3 cups of all purpose flour plus 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 3/8 teaspoon salt.

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