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This easy Rosemary Beer Bread recipe uses no yeast and takes about an hour to make. Use all purpose or self rising flour for this quick no knead bread!

rosemary beer bread in loaf pan with glass of beer

If you’re looking for an easy bread recipe without yeast, you’re going to love this recipe for homemade beer bread. It’s super simple and absolutely delicious!

I’m not a beer drinker, but I love using it recipes! If you like cooking with beer, check out Instant Pot Beer Ribs, Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage, and Instant Pot Carnitas.

Basic Beer Bread

Beer bread has been around for awhile. It’s a quick bread, so there’s no yeast, no kneading and no rising time.

If you’re not familiar with the basic recipe, it’s just beer, sugar and self rising flour or all purpose flour with baking powder and salt. Melted butter poured over the top adds texture and buttery flavor to the crust.

Plain beer bread, if you can even call it that, is delicious enough on its own. I wanted to add a little extra flavor, so I threw in a couple of tablespoons of dried rosemary. Not only does rosemary add flavor, but it also makes your house smell amazing!

How to Make Rosemary Beer Bread

First, add the flour, baking powder and sea salt to a large mixing bowl, and give it a quick stir. Then, add the sugar, and pour in the beer.

You don’t have to sift the flour. But I personally do sometimes as I think it makes the bread a little lighter.

Note that if you are using self rising flour, just add sugar. Self rising flour already has salt and baking powder.

pour beer into flour mixture in mixing bowl

Best Beer for Bread

Any beer will work for making beer bread. So, use your favorite beer or whatever you have at home.

We had some Blue Moon, so that’s what I used this time. And don’t worry about the alcohol — it evaporates during the baking process, so beer bread is safe for the entire family!

No Knead Bread

You don’t need to knead the bread or mix super well. Just mix the ingredients until everything is combined.

The batter will be sticky. This is normal, though, so don’t worry!

mix bread ingredients in mixing bowl

Spoon the dough into a buttered loaf pan. You can use baking spray, but the butter gives it more flavor.

Now, melt some butter. Then, pour it all over the top!

Sprinkle more dried rosemary over the top. Now, you’re ready to bake it!

beer bread dough with rosemary on top in loaf pan

It only takes about 50 minutes to bake the beer bread. If your oven tends to run hot, you might want to check it at 45 minutes.

And friends, this rosemary bread smells amazing while it bakes! You’re going to be drooling in anticipation!

baked rosemary bread in loaf pan with glass of beer on the side

Let the Bread Rest

I know it’s hard, but you need to let the bread rest and cool down a little before you slice into it. Wait about 15 minutes or so, and then remove the bread onto a cutting board.

It should pop out easily. Then, slice it up, and serve with butter or enjoy the bread as it is.

sliced rosemary beer bread on a white platter
close up of beer bread in a loaf pan

Rosemary Beer Bread Recipe

4.91 from 11 votes

Rosemary Beer Bread

By: Dee
This easy Rosemary Beer Bread recipe uses no yeast and takes about an hour to make. Use all purpose or self rising flour for this quick no knead bread!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 3 cups all purpose flour or self rising
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder omit if using self rising
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt omit if using self rising
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dried rosemary divided
  • 12 ounces beer
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Add the flour, baking powder and sea salt to a large mixing bowl, and lightly stir
  • Add the sugar and 1 1/2 tablespoons of dried rosemary
  • Pour the beer into the mixing bowl, and mix ingredients with a large spoon until just combined. Dough will be sticky
  • Spoon dough evenly into a well buttered 9 X 5 loaf pan, and pour melted butter all over top
  • Sprinkle remaining rosemary over top of bread, and place in oven
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean
  • Remove from oven, allow to cool slightly, then remove from pan, and slice


For lighter bread, sift the flour.
If using self rising flour, omit the baking powder and salt.


Calories: 235kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 332mg, Potassium: 215mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 147IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 81mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
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How to Store Leftover Beer Bread

We gobble up the bread in one sitting — we’re bad that way. But you can store beer bread in a tightly-covered container or zip top bag for a few days. Keep it on the counter and not in the fridge.

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  1. Chane says:

    Flavour is amazing but mine turned out quite crumbly? What did I do wrong?4 stars

    1. Dee says:

      It’s hard to say without knowing exactly what happened. Usually, crumbly bread results from not enough liquid or over baking.

  2. Linda says:

    Has anyone tried using fresh rosemary instead of dried? How much fresh = 2 TBSP dry?

  3. Sandra says:

    My husband tried this and he really loved it! Thanks for the recipe!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      So glad to hear this, Sandra Thanks so much!

  4. Toni says:

    I really loved it! It tastes really amazing!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks so much, Toni. Glad you liked it!

  5. Haley D Williams says:

    I am loving the rosemary flavors in that bread! I have to try this!5 stars

  6. katerina @ says:

    This Beer Bread sounds amazing!! I can’t wait to try this recipe!5 stars

  7. Catalina says:

    This is exactly what I need for my appetizer! Deliciousness!5 stars

  8. Sara Welch says:

    Love beer bread! I haven’t made this in so long; you’ve inspired me to give this a try this week! Looks too good to pass up!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      That’s so good to hear, Sara. Enjoy the bread!

  9. Beth Pierce says:

    I baked this the other night and hubby and I just loved it. What great flavor!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Awesome, Beth! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  10. Ann says:

    Made this for my family and they all loved it! Will definitely make this again!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      That’s awesome! Thanks so much!