A College Kitchn: Beer Bread

    St. Patrick's Day is cause for celebration, especially if you live on a college campus. Last week, the sidewalks, houses, and classrooms swelled with people in every shade of green imaginable; excited no doubt for the food, drinks and celebration that comes every seventeenth of March. 

    Taking inspiration from the recently-passed holiday, as well as my personal love for bread and beer, this week I decided to attempt traditional Irish "beer bread": easy, old-fashioned, and delicious.

    Bread is already one of my favorite food groups; homemade bread, however is a whole new story. The ingredients, the process - it all seemed so difficult. Throughout this entire recipe, I constantly worried about all the ways I could botch the result. The outcome, however, was incredibly delicious and worth every ounce of effort. 


    This Beer Bread recipe, however, is the definition of simplicity: four ingredients, six steps, and a total of 50 minutes. Combine ingredients, top with butter, put it in the oven and you're minutes away from hearty, bread-y deliciousness. The bitterness of beer smooths out to a subtle sweetness when cooked, creating a soft and overall tasty bread that you'll have to stop yourself from eating in one sitting.

    So whether you're missing St. Patrick's Day already, looking for a new way to consume beer, or just love bread and have always wanted to try it out yourself, this is the recipe for you. Simply make, bake, and enjoy! 


Beer Bread


  • 1 12oz. Can (or 1 1/2 C) of Beer
  • 3 C Self-Rising Flour
  • 1/2 C Sugar
  • 2 Tbs Butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Grease 9x5 loaf pan.
  3. Mix flour, beer, and sugar until combined.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  5. Top with melted butter.
  6. Bake for approx. 50 minutes, until top is golden.