IPA Cranberry Beer Bread Selection
Welcome to Saturday Suds! This column will hopefully be a regular feature on ShoreCraftBeer.com For this week’s edition of Saturday Suds, I made a delicious IPA Cranberry Beer Bread. The basics for the recipe are something I found online, but with a twist.
I used Parsonburg, MD-based Tall Tales Brewery’s Hood IPA as the featured ingredient for this recipe. Hood IPA has an ABV of 8.4% and a 90 IBU. If you haven’t tasted this Tall Tales beer before, it contains several types of hops, including Mosaic, Mandrina, Bavaria, Simcoe, Chinook, Cascade, to name a few. The potent combination is bolstered by tinges of citrus and a skosh of mango.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- kosher salt
- 1 (12 ounce) beer (I used Tall Tales Hood IPA)
- 1/4 cup honey (or brown sugar, but honey is best)
- 6 tablespoons cold salted butter, sliced into 8 slices
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional; I added)
- 1/2 bag Ocean Spray Craisins (optional; I added)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 9″ x 5″ loaf pan with butter.
2. Add flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt to a mixing bowl. Pour in the beer and add the honey. Mix until just combined. Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Arrange the butter slices on top.
3. Place the loaf pan on a rimmed baking sheet. Transfer to the oven and bake for 45-55 minutes or until the top of the bread is lightly browned. Slice and enjoy warm!
Are you going to try IPA Cranberry Beer Bread? Let us know what you think and how you made the recipe your own!