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Beer Bread with Cheddar

February 25, 2018 (Last Updated: November 18, 2020)

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This delicious beer bread with cheddar is a no-knead bread is made with beer, not yeast! This quick bread can be mixed and baked in just one hour. Homemade bread was never easier!

A loaf of bread on a white cloth.

There’s nothing better than homemade bread. I love the smell of bread baking. I love the taste of homemade bread and I definitely love making bread. Sometimes I am short on time and don’t have time to wait for bread to rise. Beer bread is quick and easy and no extra time is involved. This Beer Bread with Cheddar Cheese is amazing!

There’s no need to knead this bread and there’s no rising period. It’s a quick bread made with beer. The beer helps activate the baking powder which causes the bread to rise while it bakes.

Slices of freshly baked cheddar beer bread.

What type of cheese do I use?

This bread is loaded with cheddar cheese. It adds a ton of flavor. I used a mild cheddar because that’s what I had on hand but this would be equally as delicious with a sharp cheddar.

What type of beer do I use?

I used a light pilsner style beer. Use your favorite type of beer, but keep in mind, the stronger the beer the stronger the flavor in the bread. 

A stack of sliced bread on a white board.

This bread can be sliced up and eaten while it is still warm. I’ve also eaten any leftover slices toasted with butter and honey for breakfast.

Beer bread slice loaded with cheddar cheese.

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Sliced bread filled with cheddar cheese on a small plate.

Beer Bread with Cheddar

No knead bread made with beer and cheddar cheese.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 297 kcal


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 1 12 oz beer


  • In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. 
  • Stir in cheddar cheese.
  • Add 1 beer and stir until all dry ingredients are incorporated. The mixture will be thick. 
  • Pour mixture out onto counter and gently fold over once or twice so all ingredients are mixed in.
  • Shape into a loaf.
  • Place loaf in a grease bread pan.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50 minutes.
  • Allow bread to cool at least 10 minutes before removing from pan.
  • Bread can be sliced while still warm.



Any type of beer works well in this recipe. A stronger flavored beer will create a stronger flavored bread. I've used both  a light pilsner or an IPA with great results.


Calories: 297kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 11gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 323mgPotassium: 229mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 285IUCalcium: 276mgIron: 2.5mg
Keyword beer bread, cheddar beer bread recipe, cheddar bread, no knead bread, quick bread recipe
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  • Reply
    Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    February 27, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Gee, I didn’t know about substituting beer for yeast- makes things a lot easier- and I bet tastes good too! Nice guitar music with your video!

    • Reply
      February 27, 2018 at 7:37 pm

      Hi Fran, The beer works with the baking powder to create the rise. It creates a great bread with a nice texture. It is different than a yeast bread.

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    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    February 26, 2018 at 7:21 am

    Looks amazing Kathy, and so easy. That crust!!! I can imagine the beer gives great flavor. I’d love to try it with VT Cabot cheddar. I’ll have to wait a bit though. We are in the middle of a major kitchen remodel. I have no stove, no cooktop, no sink etc. I do have a propane cook stove on my back deck and a grill on the patio. The thing is, there’s still snow everywhere. Cooking is a chilly job these days. lol.

    • Reply
      March 4, 2018 at 6:13 am

      A kitchen remodel is so exciting, but so difficult! Good luck with it all, especially the cooking outside part!

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    February 26, 2018 at 6:25 am

    This. Bread. Looks. So. Good. <3 <3 <3 I'm seriously making the little heart eyed emoji at it.

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      March 4, 2018 at 6:17 am


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    David @ Spiced
    February 26, 2018 at 5:30 am

    I’m right there with ya 100% on the smell of freshly baked bread. There are seriously few smells in the entire world that can top that one. I love a good beer bread, too. They’re so quick and easy to make, but they turn out so well, too. I’ll have to give your version a shot as I love cheese, bread and beer. 🙂

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      March 4, 2018 at 6:19 am

      Cheese, bread and beer – it’s a winning combination!

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    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    February 26, 2018 at 5:05 am

    5 stars
    Wow! No knead and no rise! Love it! Nothing like homemade bread or the smell that it makes in your home while it’s baking. This one looks and sounds delicious with the beer and cheese combo. Perfect for dunkin’ in a hot bowl of soup on a cold day 🙂

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      March 4, 2018 at 6:27 am

      It is absolutely perfect with a bowl of soup!

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    February 25, 2018 at 11:24 am

    5 stars
    I love the smell of fresh bread baking too Kathy! A slice or two of this would be perfect with some soup!

    • Reply
      February 25, 2018 at 6:43 pm

      I agree! It is perfect with a nice bowl of soup!

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