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Sourdough Beer Bread

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Sourdough Beer Bread

Sourdough Beer Bread

Photo © Elizabeth Yetter

It’s only natural that beer tastes great when added to sourdough bread. The flavor of the beer and sourdough blends perfectly to make a bread with a strong taste of hops.

Yield: 2 medium loaves

Prep Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours


  • 12 oz beer, room temp
  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 cups bread flour, about


  1. In large bowl add the can of beer and sourdough starter. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Mix in enough flour to form a dough that can be kneaded with your hands. Turn dough out onto floured board and knead dough for about 10 minutes.

  2. Place dough in greased bowl and flip dough over so that the top is also greased. Cover bowl with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let sit in warm, draft-free place for about 1-1/2 hours. Turn dough out onto floured board and knead for 5 minutes. Divide dough in half. Form each half into loaf. Grease two bread pans and place loaves in pans. Cover and let rise for about 45 minutes or until double in size.

  3. Bake bread at 350 degrees F for about 45 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when tapped on. Remove bread from pans and let cool on rack. Loaves may be bagged and frozen for later.
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 5 out of 5
Very nice and quite simple, Member Mariana0718

I loved this bread, but must admit that I altered the recipe slightly. Since the only beer I had was dark bottled and 33 cl I had to add a little water in order to get the right amount. Although in hindsight I could possibly have gotten away with just the beer since I also added an egg. Also since I had a bit of trouble getting it to rise I extended the time to 2 hrs. and also allowed it to rise for 1 hr and 15 minutes prior to baking it. I found it hard to get it to become brown so increased the baking time by 15 minutes and then moved them up to the top of the oven and gave them 5 minutes under the grill. I then went over and gave one loaf to my neighbor and it was greatly appreciated. I should also mention that I doubled the recipe so made 4 loaves. Thank you for this delightful recipe. This I will make again and again.

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