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Oct 10, 2011 06:56 AM

What brand of beer for beer bread?

Just wondering what brand people prefer when/if they make beer bread. Or if perhaps it's not even beer, but lager or ale instead. I've tried a few and have yet to make one that everyone in the family really likes. I made one with a darker beer and dh liked that one better than one made with a pale ale, which I prefer over the one with the dark beer.

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  1. i like hoppy beers when i've made beer bread.

    1. You post speaks to types of beer, not brands of beer. If you like the flavor a Stout, use it. If a Pilsner or Lager rate higher on your list, use one of those.

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      1. re: todao

        i think a stout would make a strange beer bread…on the other hand….maybe not. ;-)).
        i just always think of beer bread as having a bright flavor that i associate with the lager type of beer. in florida, in the 1960s, my mom -- not a big beer drinker (they liked scotch) -- always said that she liked "busch" beer on a hot summer day on a camping trip. so, that is what i think of as "beer bread beer," as unfashionable as that might be.

        since i was looking it up, i thought i'd post this from the anheuser-busch site:


        Introduced Busch: 1955

        Beer Category/Styles: American-style lager

        ABV: 4.6%

        Calories: 122

        Carbs: 7.5 grams

        Protein: 0.7 grams

        Malts: 2-row, 6-row, Munich Malts

        Hops: U.S. grown Cascade, Glacier, Millennium and European Grown Tradition, Strisselspalt

        Taste: A refreshingly smooth taste, pleasant hop aroma, and slightly sweet finish. "Cold As A Mountain Stream, Smooth As Its Name"

        Ingredients/Brewing: Busch is brewed with a blend of premium American-grown and imported hops and a combination of malt and corn to provide a pleasant balanced flavor.

        Interesting Facts: Since being introduced regionally in 1955, the Busch beer brand family has grown to become one of the top-selling value beer brand families. Busch Bavarian was the first beer brand Anheuser-Busch introduced following the repeal of Prohibition. Mainly introduced for consumers in the Midwest and Southeast, Busch dropped Bavarian from its name when it went national in 1979."""

      2. Stout bread (Guinness) is fantastic, but I have never seen it as a yeast dough. Guinness bread with molasses is quite exceptional. People tend to use self-rising flour.

        I once had a recipe for ale bread that called for homebrewed ale so the yeast would still be active. The bread was great, but I cannot find the recipe any more :)

        Was your recipe for a yeast bread?

        1. Something cheap. To be honest, once baked, you will not get the subtle nuances of any expensive micro brew. I worked in a deli and our beer batter/beer bread beer of choice was Hamms. It tasted great. I made beer battered fish tacos at home with a local beer (Capitol brewery supper club), and there was no marked difference in taste.