If you’re of the beer-loving type (and who isn’t?!) , you’re going to be obsessed with this recipe for Honey Beer Bread

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Oh gosh, this bread tortured me for an entire night! I decided to start baking it at 8pm and the smell of freshly baked bread invaded the house. Sadly, as most bloggers know, by the time it was baked and ready, daylight has drifted away and the perfect light to photograph this was no longer. I tortured myself by putting a “do not eat – need to take photos first!” note on it and going to bed craving carbs.

The morning after, the pictures were quickly snapped! Sliced and slathered in butter, it was the best breakfast bite I’ve had in a long time. Pair with your morning coffee and this sweet bread is just what you’ll crave! The honey adds that hint of sweetness and the beer is what imparts such great flavor. For this recipe, I used a local brew, the Vineyard Summer Ale brewed by Bad Martha, right here in Edgartown (where I live!). I can’t put into words how good this bread is, so you’ll just have to make it and taste for yourself!


About Vineyard Summer Ale: Wild Vineyard grape leaves, premium Pilsner malt and Saaz hops give our Vineyard Summer Ale a bright golden glow, a clean pilsner malt flavor and subtle Bartlett pear aromatics. It’s refreshing, light body makes it the perfect ale for a lazy day on the sand. And maybe a night, too. – Bad Martha

If you’re ever on Martha’s Vineyard, make sure to stop by the Bad Martha Beer Garden during the season – they have great games like corn hole, plus just a relaxing area to enjoy your beer (or beers) filled with flowers, lovely seating, and live music sometimes. It’s honestly one of my favorite stops during the summer with friends!

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Honey Summer Ale Beer Bread

This quick bread makes use of all the chilled summer ale beers you have in the fridge right now - slather a slice with butter and enjoy while warm!
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Total Time:40 minutes


  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ stick butter melted
  • 1, 12 ounce summer ale beer


  • Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a loaf pan.
  • Whisk together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the honey and butter.
  • Add the beer to the dry ingredients, mixing just to incorporate.
  • Drizzle in the honey/butter mixture and fold in.
  • Pour batter into loaf pan and bake for about 30-35 minutes, until golden brown.
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Marnely Murray


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