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What brand of beer for beer bread?

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velochic Oct 10, 2011 06:56 AM

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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    Olliegator Oct 10, 2011 11:55 AM

    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.

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      travelerjjm Oct 10, 2011 11:32 AM

      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. todao Oct 10, 2011 08:29 AM

        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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          alkapal Oct 10, 2011 10:25 AM

          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.

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

          """BUSCH BEER FACTS

          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. alkapal Oct 10, 2011 07:47 AM

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

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