While you’re waiting to save your place at our new virtual Love on Tap for FeBREWary 26-28 in beautiful Ocean City, Maryland, we bring you another edition of Saturday Suds. This week’s Shore Craft Beer Saturday Suds column has our local culinary talent at it again, this time baking delicious craft beer cinnamon rolls with a homemade icing. We used Big Oyster’s Hammerhead IPA, but truthfully, you can use any beer you like!

To see the finished product, you’ll have to scroll (or hopefully read!) until the end!

Beer cinnamon rolls
Craft beer cinnamon rolls just put in the oven!

The recipe comes to us courtesy of the beeroness and is a delicious treat for your cold winter Saturdays! They’re also easy to make and the result is delicious! Let’s find out how to make these delectable craft beer cinnamon rolls with homemade icing.

Beer cinnamon rolls after baking.

10-minute Beer Bread Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 10-12 rolls

Takes ten minutes to get these in your oven!


Cinnamon rolls:
For the filling
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, salt, and beer until a ball of dough forms. Add to a lightly floured surface, (if the dough is excessively sticky, cover with a generous amount of flour, kneading until it’s no longer sticky, adding more flour when needed) knead lightly until the ball comes together. Gently roll into a large rectangle.
  3. In a small bowl stir together the butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown and white sugar until a paste forms.
  4. Spread the paste in an even layer on top of the dough rectangle. Roll along the long edge to form a long log.
  5. Cut into 10-12 rings. Place cut side up in a baking dish that has been lightly greased.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
  7. In a small bowl beat together the butter and cream cheese until well combined. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk, beat until well combined.
  8. Pour the icing over the cinnamon rolls in an even layer, serve immediately.


*To make ahead: make the cinnamon rolls, place in the pan, cover and refrigerate until ready to bake, up to two days. Do not bake until ready to serve, cinnamon rolls do not keep well. The icing can be made up to three days in advance, keep refrigerated until ready to use.

Craft beer cinnamon rolls
The finished product!

Thanks again to the beeroness of this amazing recipe! Did you make them? How’d they turn out? These are delicious!

Jack Bradley
Author: Jack Bradley

Jack Bradley is a contributor to Oceancity.com and ShoreCraftBeer.com and works as an Academic Counselor at Delaware Technical Community College. He assists students with academic advisement, teaches first year seminars, manages the food pantry, and serves as advisor for the Alpha Zeta Kappa Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the Community College Honor Society. An English major at the College of the Holy Cross, Jack has always loved to write and is grateful for the opportunity to be a contributor to this site. He received an an M.B.A. from Clark University and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Delaware. When he is not working or writing, he can be found out and about in Ocean City and surrounding towns, enjoying the amazing attractions they have to offer.

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