Barry's Beer Bread

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 20m
Ready In

"This is a favorite of ours, especially for breakfast. It's great toasted with a smooth splatter of butter over it. My husband and I originally had it at "The Ellis River House" in Jackson, N.H about 18 years ago. Lucky for us when we stayed there, they were selling a small cookbook which contained recipe's from the local country inns. My kids now love it too and it makes the house smell great while it is baking in the oven. I always make two breads because one is just not enough. Who is Barry? He was the Inn's owner and chef who served this lovely bread every morning for breakfast with his wonderful mushroom omelet's. Barry if you're out there, thx for the recipe and please provide us with your mushroom omelet recipe."

Original is 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (82.4 g)
  • Calories 230.8
  • Total Fat - 4.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 286.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 41.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
  • Sugars - 16.7 g
  • Protein - 3.4 g
  • Calcium - 90.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease and flour a loaf pan.

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients listed above. Don't over mix or under mix, mix it just right.

Step 3

Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Step 4

According to Barry, take a sip of the beer before adding.

Note: I've used various types of beers and find the the best are the lager's but any will do


No special items needed.

9 Reviews


This is great! I made two loaves. It has sweetness like a sweet bread, but I think it could (and will) be used for sandwiches, also. Glad I made this.


(12 Mar 2023)


The only beer I had was a Guinness Stout. I wish I had a regular lager to use in this. But it turned out great to serve with red beans and rice. My son ate it at breakfast and thought it was great with some butter and honey. Very easy to make, and delicious! Thanks for sharing!!


review by:
(28 Mar 2022)


I cut recipe in half and made two mini loaves, and froze one for later. I baked 30 minutes. This is a very tasty bread and went well with an omelet. I used a dark beer and loved the flavor.


review by:
(12 Nov 2021)

Don't know what I like most about this bread; how easy it is to make or the wonderful soft texture and lovely taste. I was worried about all that beer, (I just a lager) but it wasn't overly strong and I did cut down on the sugar to a 1/2 cup, went so well with our cube steak and gravy dinner. Thanks for posting


(10 May 2019)


Everyone loved this bread. It rose very well and was gone in about 30 minutes. We had this with German Beer Cheese Soup. They went great together.


review by:
(30 Oct 2018)


This is a really good bread. It has a light and fluffy texture and a great taste. And it's really easy to make. I used Corona beer because it's all I had on hand, and it seemed to work quite well. We enjoyed the bread very much. Thanks, ForeverMama.


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(21 Oct 2018)

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