beer cheese bread
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Beer Cheese Bread

This beer cheese bread recipe might just be the easiest bread recipe there is! Made with just 5 ingredients in under 5 minutes, it’s guaranteed to be no-fail. Just mix a dark beer, such as Guinness, with some self-rising flour, sugar, salt and a cheese of your choice! I use cheddar but you could use any medium-hard cheese such as havarti, fontina, swiss or gruyere. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer, bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beer bread, beer cheese, bread,, cheddar, st patricks day


  • 3 cups self-rising flour sifted
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 11.2 oz bottle room temp dark beer (I used Guinness)
  • 1.5 cups grated cheese, divided (I used Irish Cheddar but any medium-hard cheese will work)


  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  • Meanwhile, add the sifted self-rising flour, sugar, and salt to a large mixing bowl and stir. Stir in the room temp beer and continue stirring until the batter is thick and fluffy - like bisquick.
  • Set 3 tbsp of the shredded cheese to the side. Stir the rest of the cheese into the batter.
  • Grease two loaf pans and divide the batter between the two.
  • Sprinkle the reserved cheese over the top two loaf pans and bake in the oven for 1 hour.
  • After an hour, remove the loaf pans and let cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing or serving.


If you don't want cheese, simply leave it out and continue the recipe as written.