Ontario micro-brew beer is very popular in our house. My husband enjoys everything about it, from the craft beer-making process to the complex flavours of different craft brews. I respect his passion for locally made beer, so from time to time I try to impress him with something beer-inspired in the kitchen. I’ve done ribs and chili with great success, but today I tried my hand at beer bread.
This recipe comes from the Railway City Brewing Company in St. Thomas. We love Railway City because their all-natural beer is craft brewed in small batches using only the finest ingredients, premium locally grown hops and Ontario-sourced malted grains, with no artificial additives or preservatives. Their signature “growler” bottle is actually returnable to the brewery. This is the simplest bread recipe I have ever tried, which made me a little skeptical at first, but this beer bread was every bit as good as they promised. The top is crunchy while the inside is soft and delicious. I used Iron Spike Amber Ale for its excellent flavour. Serve it with your favorite soup, stew or chili for a hearty and delicious meal.