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What brand of beer for beer bread?

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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  1. alkapal RE: velochic Oct 10, 2011 07:47 AM

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

    1. todao RE: velochic 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 RE: todao 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.

        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."""

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        travelerjjm RE: velochic 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?

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          Olliegator RE: velochic 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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