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Irish Beer Bread

This Irish Beer Bread recipe is so easy to make and the bread is delicious. Be sure to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a loaf of this bread to share with your family and friends. You may have to make two!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: bread
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: irish beer bread
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 11.2 ounce bottle of Guiness Draught beer


  • In a large mixing bowl use a wire whisk to mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the egg and beer mixing with a spoon. (I don’t use a mixer with this bread)
  • Generously spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray and add dough for bread. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes until brown on top
  • This bread will not be white because the beer is a dark beer. It smells great while baking and is wonderful with butter while still hot. Makes one loaf of bread