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Irish Beer and Cheese Bread

A cheesy bread with a touch of Irish Beer

Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 55 minutes
Total 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings (1 loaf)
Calories 360 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 8 ounces extra sharp white cheddar cheese shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 4 ounces Dubliner cheese shredded (about 1 cup)
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • cups Irish ale I used Smithwick's
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  2. Measure out ¼ cup of the sharp cheddar, ¼ cup of the white cheddar and 2 tablespoons of the Dubliner and reserve for topping the bread later.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the remaining cheese, the flour, baking powder, dry mustard, salt, cayenne, white pepper, and garlic. Stir to ensure that all of the cheese is coated with flour.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the beer, sour cream, egg, and Worcestershire sauce.
  5. Pour the beer mixture into the cheese and flour mixture. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to mix the dough until just combined. Spoon the dough into the prepared loaf pan, using a spatula to even out the top. Mix together the reserved cheeses and sprinkle evenly on top.
  6. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean (or, if you have an instant-read thermometer, the middle of the bread reaches 190 degrees F).
  7. Remove bread from the oven, place on a wire rack, and cool for 10 minutes. Run a knife along the edges of the pan and continue to cool. When the bottom of the pan can be touched, turn the bread out and let cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
Irish Beer and Cheese Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 423mg18%
Potassium 226mg6%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 600IU12%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 409mg41%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.